No Bowl For Wolfpack

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Lance Ball and Keon Lattimore rushed for two touchdowns apiece as Maryland routed North Carolina State 37-0 on Saturday.

The Terrapins (6-6, 3-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) posted their first shutout since 2004 and became bowl eligible for the second consecutive year. They scored on four straight possessions in the first half.

Chris Turner was 19-of-24 for 206 yards and had a 41-yard keeper that set up a touchdown for Maryland. The Terrapins ran for a season-high 249 yards while holding the Wolfpack to just 10 yards rushing.

The Wolfpack's faint bowl hopes were dashed in an unexpectedly lopsided game. Maryland came in having lost four of five, while N.C. State had won four of five.

The Wolfpack were shut out for the first time since a 14-0 loss to Baylor on Sept. 23, 1995, a span of 150 straight games that was longest active streak in the ACC.

Maryland faced a nearly identical situation before its most recent visit to Carter-Finley Stadium in 2005, with both teams entering their regular-season finale one victory shy of the six needed to qualify for a bowl. N.C. State won and advanced to the Meineke Car Care Bowl, while Maryland's season ended.