A few weeks ago the Terps shocking loss to Middle Tennessee made competing in the ACC and going to another bowl seem like an impossible dream, but after wins against two of the tougher opponents on their schedule in Cal and Clemson they have drastically changed their chances for a positive outcome this season. It’s hard to predict what the Terps final record would be at this point having only played one ACC game thus far, but thanks to the wins against Cal and Clemson the Terps now have a shot at finishing 8-4 and going to a nice bowl game if they can beat who they should beat the rest of the way (or better if they knock off someone else). Hopefully the Terps shocking wins reinforce to the players and coaches what they need to do to win so that there is no need for another wake up call like the Middle Tennessee loss. The good news is that it seems that the Terps are back on track because they took care of business against Eastern Michigan last week, but the Terps have another one of those “trap” type games coming up next week against conference rival Virginia on the road (who lost to Duke this week 31-3). If the Terps can beat Virginia they would go into the showdown with Wake Forest with a 5-1 record and a favorable remaining schedule featuring four home games.