COLLEGE PARK, Maryland (Ticker) -- Safety Chris Kelley forced a fumble at the 1-yard line with just over eight minutes remaining, preserving Maryland's season-ending 13-7 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over Wake Forest.
The Demon Deacons were driving for the go-ahead score when Cory Randolph hit Kevin Marion for a nine-yard gain. But Kelley stripped the receiver just before he reached the goal line and cornerback Domonique Foxworth recovered for the Terrapins.
After forcing a punt, Wake Forest had another chance, reaching Maryland's 27 on its ensuing possession, but the drive stalled when Randolph's 4th-and-11 pass fell incomplete with 4:06 remaining.
Despite the win, the Terrapins (5-6, 2-6 ACC) failed to qualify for a bowl game for the first time in Ralph Friedgen's four seasons as coach.
Maryland opened a 13-0 halftime lead on Josh Allen's 13-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and field goals of 22 and 47 yards by Nick Novak in the second period.
Wake Forest (4-7, 1-7) closed to 13-7 on Chris Barclay's five-yard TD scamper with 9:13 left in the third. Barclay rushed for 103 yards on 25 carries.
Sam Hollenbach completed 16-of-27 passes for 164 yards in his first career start for the Terrapins. Allen ran for 74 yards on 18 attempts.
Ben Mauk completed just 6-of-14 passes for 54 yards for Wake Forest before giving way to Randolph, who was 4-of-8 for 69 yards. Maryland sacked the two quarterbacks six times.