One week after Virginia's defense was dominant and its offense inept, the Cavaliers did a role reversal in a loss to Ball State: The offense put up a season-high 27 points, but the defense fell apart.
Coach Mike London says the reasons are clear. The Cavaliers (2-3, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) were called for 13 penalties and had four turnovers against Ball State, and hope to be more careful at Maryland (4-1, 0-1) Saturday.
London says, "they took what they had and they played it to the best of their ability and our ability wasn't good enough to stop them." He says attention and focus to detail could also be among the issues.
The Terps are trying to bounce back from a 63-0 loss to No. 6 Florida State.