Maryland Terrapin News
11-9-14: The Maryland Terrapins took the week off to prepare for their home game next week with the #8
ranked Michigan State Spartans. Michigan State has a date with the #8 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes this
week which will act as a primer before traveling to Byrd Stadium to take on Maryland. This will be a Big
Ten matchup for both schools as Michigan State continues their journey to win the Big Ten conference
title. Maryland can be a spoiler in the contest but only if the defense is up to the task of stopping the
Spartans run game. Michigan State has the 17th best rushing game in the nation averaging 254.9 yards
per game on the ground while putting up the 5th most points in College Football. On paper this seems
like it is going to be a long game for the Terrapins as Maryland has allowed 28.1 points per game this
season while Michigan State is averaging 45.5 points per game with one of the most potent offenses in
the nation this season. If Maryland can stop the two headed monster of Jeremy Langford and Nick Hill
in the Spartans backfield then the Terrapins at least have a chance in this contest next Saturday. Get
your Maryland tickets for next Saturday’s home game at Byrd Stadium as the Terrapins host the #8
ranked Michigan State Spartans. The game will be played at 8:00 pm ET and can be seen on television on
the Big Ten Network.
11-3-14: The Maryland Terrapins traveled to Penn State this week to take on the Nittany Lions on the road in Beaver Stadium in a Big Ten conference matchup. Maryland came into the contest fresh off a loss to Wisconsin that dropped their record to 5-3 and 2-2 in the Big Ten while Penn State came into the game losers of three straight games sporting a 4-3 record and 1-3 conference record this season. This game was a battle of the defenses as neither team could really get the ball moving in this contest. Maryland finished with just 194 yards of total offense while Penn State was able to grind out 219 yards of offense in this contest. Maryland especially struggled on third down as the Terrapins went 1-14 on third downs but the Nittany Lions were not much better as they went 6-20 on third downs and 1-2 on fourth downs. Looking at these stats you would think that Maryland did not stand a chance in the game but the Terrapins took advantage of five Penn State turnovers including three lost fumbles and an interception to come back in the contest. Entering the fourth quarter Penn State had a 16-7 lead Maryland scored 10 points in less than 2:00 due to turnovers to take a 17-16 lead. Penn State came right back as kicker Sam Ficken kicked a 48 yard field goal to give the Nittany Lions a 19-17 lead with just 6:52 left in the contest. Penn State left too much time on the clock as Maryland marched back down the field after another turnover setting up a 43 yard field goal from Maryland kicker Brad Craddock with just 0:51 left to give Maryland a 20-19 lead. Maryland’s defense would stop the Penn State offense and win the game by the score of 20-19 improving their record to 6-3 and 3-2 in the conference. Penn State’s record dropped to 4-4 and 1-4 in the conference with the tough loss. Get your Maryland tickets for the game two Saturday’s from now when the Terrapins host the #8 ranked Michigan State Spartans at home in Byrd Stadium. The game will be played at 8:00 pm ET and can be seen on the Big Ten Network.
10-27-14: The Maryland Terrapins traveled to Wisconsin this week to take on the Badgers on the road in Camp Randall Stadium in a Big Ten matchup for both clubs. Maryland was coming off a victory over Iowa that improved their record to 5-2 and 2-1 in the Big Ten while Wisconsin was fresh off a win over Illinois that improved their overall record to 4-2 and 1-1 in the conference this season. Maryland was dominated on both sides of the football from whistle to whistle in this contest. Wisconsin shut out the Maryland offense until the 0:57 mark in the fourth quarter and ran and threw all over the Terrapins defense in this game. Wisconsin put up 10 points in the first quarter and 14 points in the second quarter to head into halftime with the score of 24-0 in favor of the Badgers. Wisconsin managed a pair of third quarter touchdowns and fourth quarter touchdowns to win the game by the score of 52-7. Maryland dropped their record to 5-3 and 2-2 in the conference with the embarrassing loss while Wisconsin improved to 5-2 and 2-1 in the Big Ten this season with the victory. Get your Maryland tickets for the next Terrapins game as the team travels to Penn State next Saturday to take on the Nittany Lions on the road in Beaver Stadium. The game time and the television schedule has yet to be determined as of yet.
10-20-14: The Maryland Terrapins hosted the Iowa Hawkeyes this week at home in Byrd Stadium in a Big Ten matchup. Maryland came into the game with a 4-2 record and a 1-1 conference record while Iowa sported a 5-1 record with a 2-0 Big Ten record on the season. At the beginning of this game it looked like it was going to be all Hawkeyes as Iowa jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead over Maryland before the Terrapins came back with a touchdown of their own before the end of the first quarter. That touchdown was the beginning of 24 unanswered points by Maryland as the Terrapins took a quick 24-14 lead late in the third quarter. Iowa made things interesting with a Mark Weisman touchdown run to bring the game to a 24-21 score heading into the fourth quarter. The Hawkeyes were marching down the field once again when Maryland’s defense came up huge as William Likely returned an interception for 45 yards and a big touchdown for the Terrapins. Maryland followed up that TD with another on a one yard run by Wes Brown to put the Terrapins up 38-21. Iowa was not going to go quietly in this contest as on the ensuing drive Iowa marched down the field in less than two minutes to bring the game to a 38-28 score. Iowa kicked an onside kick and recovered the kickoff and marched down the field once again but could only manage a field goal with 1:19 left in the game trailing by a 38-31 score. Iowa tried another onside kick by Maryland recovered and the game would end by that same 38-31 score in favor of the Terrapins. Maryland improved their record to 5-2 and 2-1 in the Big Ten while Iowa dropped their record to 5-2 with a 2-1 conference record. Get your Maryland tickets for the next Terrapins game as the team travels to Wisconsin next Saturday to take on the Badgers on the road in Camp Randall Stadium. The game will be played at 12:00 pm ET and will not be nationally televised.
10-15-14: The Maryland Terrapins took the week off to prepare for next week’s game against the Iowa Hawkeyes in a Big Ten conference matchup. Maryland is fresh off getting blown out by the Ohio State Buckeyes while Iowa is taking on the Indiana Hoosiers this week at home. Maryland has lived and died by their defense this season as the team sports a 4-2 record with a 1-1 Big Ten conference record. In Maryland’s four victories the team has held their opposing team to 20 points or less while the team has allowed an average of 46 points in their two losses. For the entire season the Maryland defense is allowing an average of 25.2 points per game which is the 67th best in the nation. The offense of the Terrapins has been strong this season as the team is averaging 259.3 passing yards per game, ranked 51st in the nation, and 140.3 rushing yards per game, 90th best in the country, while averaging 34.7 points per game. If Maryland is going to improve on these numbers and win their fifth game of the season next week it will have to be on the arm and the legs of quarterback C.J. Brown. Brown has thrown for 1067 yards and seven touchdown passes on 84 completions and 146 attempts and has also rushed for 263 yards rushing on 64 carries and five more touchdowns. Be sure to get your Maryland tickets for the next Terrapins game next Saturday as the team hosts the Iowa Hawkeyes at home in Byrd Stadium. The game will be played at 12:00 pm ET and can be seen on ESPN2.
10-6-14: The Maryland Terrapins faced one of their toughest challenges this week when they hosted the #20 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes at home in Byrd Stadium. Maryland brings a great 4-1 record and perfect 1-0 record in the Big Ten to the game against the Buckeyes and their 3-1 record on the season. This was the first test for Ohio State inside the Big Ten Conference as the Buckeyes look for another conference title. Maryland unfortunately looked overmatched as soon as the first whistle in the game was blown as the Buckeyes scored two touchdowns in the first 10 minutes of the game. The Buckeyes scored two more touchdowns and a field goal in the second quarter while only allowing 10 first half points to the Terrapins to take a commanding 31-10 lead at halftime. The Buckeyes QB J.T. Barrett threw his fourth touchdown pass of the day at the 6:30 mark of the third quarter to extend the Ohio State lead to 38-10. Ohio State continued to run up the score in the contest and when it was all said and done won the game by the score of 52-24. Ohio State improved their record to 4-1 while Maryland’s record dropped to 4-2 in the contest. Be sure to grab some Maryland tickets for the next Terrapins two Saturday’s from now on October, 18 as they take on the Iowa Hawkeyes at home in Byrd Stadium. The game will be played at 12:00 pm ET and will not be nationally televised.
9-22-14: The Maryland Terrapins traveled to the Carrier Dome this week to take on the Syracuse Orange. The Orange went into this game with a perfect 2-0 record and the Terrapins had a 2-1 record going into the game. Maryland and Syracuse traded touchdowns until the halfway point in the second quarter before a Syracuse interception was returned for an 88 yard touchdown by Terrapin William Likely off the arm of Syracuse Orange QB Terrel Hunt. Maryland took over the game after the INT and held a 31-13 lead heading into half time and never looked back. The Terrapins defense held Syracuse off the board from the 14:56 point in the second quarter all the way to the 0:48 mark in the fourth quarter. Syracuse did not help their own cause with two turnovers while Maryland did their job holding onto the ball all afternoon long. Maryland ended up winning the game by the score of 34-20 in dominating fashion over the ACC’s Syracuse Orange. Get your Maryland tickets for next week’s game as the Terrapins take on the Indiana Hoosiers on the road at Memorial Stadium.
9-16-14: The Maryland Terrapins hosted the West Virginia Mountaineers this week at Byrd Stadium as the Terrapins looked to keep their perfect season going. This was an exciting game that went back and forth and was decided in the last seconds of the game with a field goal attempt from the Mountaineers. West Virginia led late before Maryland came all the way back to tie it at 37 before West Virginia kicker Josh Lambert nailed a 47 yard field goal as time expired to give West Virginia the victory 40-37. The Terrapins defense had no answer for WV quarterback Clint Trickett as he threw for 511 yards and four touchdown passes with a single interception. Maryland’s defense did force four turnovers including three fumbles but the team could not take advantage of those turnovers and could not stop the West Virginia offense and ultimately lost their first game of the season. Get your tickets for next week’s Maryland game as the Terrapins will travel to Syracuse’s Kelly Shorts Stadium take on the Syracuse Orange. The game will be showcased on ESPN3 and will be played at 12:30 pm ET.
9-8-14: The Maryland Terrapins faced off with the South Florida Bulls this week in Raymond James Stadium in South Florida as Maryland searched for their second win of the season. Maryland struck first in the opening quarter when C.J. Brown threw a 10 yard touchdown pass to Marcus Leake to put the Terrapins up early. Maryland would fumble the ball on their next possession and the Bulls Auggie Sanchez recovered the loose ball and took it back for the first South Florida touchdown of the day. Brown and Leake hooked up again on the Terrapins next series on a 44 yard touchdown pass to put the Terrapins back up by seven. Maryland was held scoreless in the second and the third quarters while USF scored 10 points in the second quarter and took the lead but the Terrapins scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to edge USF 24-17. Get your tickets for next week’s game as the Terrapins will host the West Virginia Mountaineers at Byrd Stadium at 12:00 pm ET on the Big Ten Network.