Maryland Near Flawless in Champs Sports Bowl

Dec. 29, 2006

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -Sam Hollenbach passed for 223 yards and two touchdowns and Lance Ball rushed for 98 yards as Maryland beat Purdue 24-7 in the Champs Sports Bowl on Friday night.

The Terrapins (9-4) were able to keep Purdue's offense, the NCAA's 10th best at 425 yards per game, in check by blanketing its speedy wideouts, batting down several passes - and keeping the ball away from the Boilermakers.

Boilermaker quarterback Curtis Painter completed 23-of-36 passes for 264 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Maryland's offense was virtually mistake free, but Purdue (8-6) had several costly miscues.



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