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Maryland Terrapins destroy Howard Bison in football season opener

Photo via: @TerpsFootball

In the opening week of the college football season, the Maryland Terrapins kicked off their season with a dominant 79-0 shutout win over the Howard Bison. The 79 points for the Terps is the second most points scored in their program’s history and is tied for the third highest margin of victory in a Division I college football game since 2000.

The Terrapins dominated on the defensive end only allowing 68 yards of total offense including allowing just one rushing yard. The Terps also forced eight sacks and 15 tackles for loss forcing the Bison to punt 14 times in 17 possessions. In the three possessions where the Bison did not punt, the first ended in a turnover on downs, the second ended in a lost fumble and the last was because the game was over.

On offense, the Terrapins went for 623 yards of total offense scoring five rushing and passing touchdowns respectively. Maryland junior quarterback Josh Jackson went 15/24 passing for 245 yards and four touchdowns in the game with the fifth passing touchdown went to backup quarterback Tyrell Pigrome.

Four different Maryland running backs scored rushing touchdowns in the game with sophomore running back Anthony McFarland Jr. rushing for two touchdowns. The Terrapins had two running backs lead the team rushing for 79 yards with junior Jake Funk rushing for a touchdown.

The win for the Terrapins is their 10th consecutive win in a season opening game. Next week Maryland will face their first ranked opponent of the season when they take on the 22nd ranked Syracuse Orange.

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