May 22, 2017

Maryland Football: Terps hang with Wisconsin but come up short

Caleb Rowe hooked up with Levern Jacobs for a 27-yard touchdown pass with 2:39 left to pull Maryland within a touchdown of Wisconsin. The Terps recovered the onside kick but was called offside, and the resulting re-kick attempt was recovered by the Badgers, who proceeded to run off the rest of the clock to preserve a 31-24 win on Saturday at College Park.

It’s Maryland’s sixth loss in a row, three under interim coach Mike Locksley.

Rowe was the third player Maryland used under center on the day, following starter Perry Hills and Shane Cockerille. Rowe finished 7 of 18 for 97 yards and led the Terps on their most proficient drive of the day late in the fourth quarter.

Hills was 6 of 16 for 107 yards, with a touchdown pass and an interception. He rushed for minus-14 yards on 11 attempts, which included four sacks. William Likely led the Terps in rushing with 56 yards — on just three carries. Wes Brown had 34 yards on 10 carries with a touchdown. [Read more…]

Maryland Football: Terps suffer another mistake-filled loss, fall to Iowa

Mike Locksley’s second game as head coach of Maryland’s football team didn’t go any better than his first. In fact, things didn’t look much different than the rest, as turnovers, penalties and spotty offensive play continued to plague the Terps in a 31-16 loss to No. 10 Iowa on Saturday in Iowa City.

Perry Hills threw three interceptions — one returned for a touchdown — increasing Maryland’s total for the season to 22, which far and away leads the nation.

All that said, the Terps found themselves in a two-score game midway through the fourth. But their final two possessions saw just six plays ran and two more punts, and Iowa salted away its eighth win against no losses, and moved to 4-0 in the Big 10. [Read more…]

Virginia Tech: Hokies miss opportunities, fall to Blue Devils

Quarterback Michael Brewer made his long awaited second start of the season, but that wasn’t enough to flip the script for the Hokies this season as they slept walk through another close loss to a decent opponent, losing 45-43 to Duke in four overtimes. It took the Blue Devils one play in the fourth overtime to score a touchdown and then quarterback Thomas Sirk powered across the goal line to give the Blue Devils the two point victory.

It was the Hokies’ third loss by one possession this season and their 13th in the last four seasons as they have perfected doing just enough to lose. Like in their losses to Miami, Pitt and East Carolina, the outcome was a real team effort. with mistakes on offense, defense and special teams all contributing to pushing the Hokies record to 3-5 and out of the ACC Championship game picture. [Read more…]

Virginia football: Hoos stumble out of opening gate at No. 13 UCLA

At the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. on Saturday afternoon, two programs met with an eye on the future. The hosting UCLA Bruins featured a true freshman at quarterback and looked to prove their status as a dark horse contender for the Pac 12 championship, if not a College Football Playoff spot. Visiting Virginia also had a new starter at quarterback, a junior whose poise and promise had Wahoo fans dreaming of a potential upset, or at least some competitive fire against a quality opponent.

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Maryland Football: Terps get off on the good foot with big win over Richmond

Brandon Ross rushed for a career-high 150 yards and a touchdown to lead Maryland over Richmond 50-21 in the opener for both teams on Saturday at Byrd Stadium.

Ross wasn’t the only Terp to have a big day. Punt returner William Likely set a Big Ten record with 233 return yards, including a 67-yard touchdown. [Read more…]

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