Maryland Seeks A Different Ending Vs NC State

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Maryland won't soon forget being victimized by the second-biggest comeback in Atlantic Coast Conference history.

Much good has happened for the Terrapins in the 11 months since they blew a 27-point lead in a 56-41 loss to North Carolina State. Maryland has already doubled its win total of 2011, is the lone unbeaten team in ACC play and needs only two victories to become bowl eligible.

But the Terps can't shake the memory of losing a 41-14 lead in the final game of a 2-10 season.

Maryland linebacker Demetrius Hartsfield says, "We owe them."

Payback time, so to speak, comes Saturday when the Wolfpack (4-2, 1-1) comes to Maryland (4-2, 2-0).

Maryland has won three straight at home against NC State -- by a total of 16 points.