COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland wide receiver Kevin Dorsey has already earned his diploma, received three varsity letters and been to a bowl game.
Here's something the fifth-year senior hasn't done: been a part of a victory over West Virginia, a shortcoming he and the rest of Maryland's upperclassmen hope to rectify Saturday against the No. 8 Mountaineers in Morgantown.
"I guess that's the only blemish on my career," Dorsey said Tuesday. "It would be incredible to beat them, especially my last time being there as a player."
The Terrapins have lost six straight to West Virginia since a 41-7 victory in the 2004 Gator Bowl. It's also been five years since Maryland defeated a Top 10 team. With an upset win in a hostile environment Saturday, the Terps can end both streaks.
"It would be awesome, especially because I've got a little bit of a grudge against them after being hurt in Morgantown two years ago," said senior left tackle Justin Gilbert, who sustained a season-ending knee injury during a 31-17 defeat in 2010. "Coming out with a (win) would be huge in our last non-conference game, going into the bye week."
In a tradition that began long ago, when the Terrapins beat a Top 10 team a tombstone is placed outside the practice field to mark the achievement. The last tombstone was stuck in the ground in November 2007, after Maryland upset a Matt Ryan-led Boston College team that was ranked eighth.
"We definitely want to try to add another tombstone to the gravesite this weekend," nose tackle Darius Kilgo said.
Beating West Virginia (2-0) is a tall order. The Terrapins are coming off a 24-21 home loss against Connecticut and will need to play near-flawless football against a Mountaineers squad that has scored 111 points in its two wins.
Maryland came close last year, falling 37-31 when a late drive ended with an interception. WVU ended up going to the Orange Bowl, and the Terrapins faded to 2-10.
The Terrapins have already matched their win total of a year ago, and there's no understating the euphoria they would feel in getting another victory this week.