Maryland Football Stunning Comeback: The Maryland football team faced another tough spot for the second week. In Q1, they trailed by two touchdowns to an expectedly beatable team. Something unique happened: they scored 42 points without anyone answering, changing the game’s story.
Virginia needed a touchdown in the fourth quarter to tie the score and 12 yards to change the game. But a crucial interception by Tarheeb Still shifted the game in favor of the Terps, who then dominated in the fourth quarter and won by a large margin.
In the 79th game between these teams, the Maryland Terrapins beat the Virginia Cavaliers 42-14 to finish their non-conference schedule with a perfect record.
Still, Coach emphasized the need to get back on track. We can’t start slowly and must avoid repeating mistakes. The team united, focused on their tasks, and performed well to complete the job.
Maryland’s plan to stage a comeback was simple: exploit the other team’s mistakes for easy scoring. Roman Hemby scored a TD for Maryland after Still recovered the ball. Donnell Brown picked up the ball again, allowing Antwain Littleton II to score his first touchdown. Still’s second interception gave McDonald another chance to score, the cherry on top.
“This is complimentary football,” said Jeshaun Jones, a wide receiver. The defense returns the ball, and we must reach the end zone.
The 3-0 Terps were pleased with their finish, but slow starts remain a concern. For the second week in a row, they fell behind. This time, after Q1, they were back by 14 points. Last week, they trailed Charlotte by the same amount but scored 38 straight points to win by 18.
The game on Friday started similarly to last week’s game. After a three-and-out, Virginia (1-3) quickly moved down the field in three plays to take a 14-0 lead and test the Terps’ resolve at home.
Maryland got unexpected ideas. In his first kickoff return, freshman Braeden Wisloski caught the ball deep in his territory. Instantly, he sprinted into the end zone, lifting the Maryland bench.
Coach Locksley emphasized the significance of the return, which occurred at an opportune moment. It boosted us as a group.
After Roman Hemby’s score, the game was tied at halftime. T. Tagovailoa threw a 64-yard pass to Jones in Q3. It increased Maryland’s lead.
Tagovailoa finished the game strong with 342 yards passing and a touchdown.
Despite Virginia’s brief comeback, Maryland dominated and sailed to a comfortable victory. Their slow starts remain concerning as they prepare for the challenging Big Ten battle.
“I believe we’ve proven our resilience,” Locksley said. I don’t need to be down 14-0 again to know this team’s potential.