How About Them Terps Baby!

Featured, Sports and Bets — September 27, 2014 at 9:16 pm by

After dusting off their ACC legacy last week with a win over Syracuse the Terps, opened up their first season in the B1G with a huge win at Indiana. Indiana isn’t the cream of the Big Ten Crop, but winning a Big Ten divisional game on the road is a statement for Maryland.

Quarterback C.J. Brown went down hurt, but that didn’t slow down the University of Maryland Offense. Brown’s replacement, Caleb Rowe, was more than effective, going 12-18 for 198 yards and two scores. Maryland’s premier wide-outs, Stefon Diggs and Deon Long, both had phenomenal days.  Diggs hauled in 6 catches for 112 yards and a touchdown, and Long logged 10 catches for  108 yards.  The passing game was clicking, no matter who the quarterback, and the air attack paced the Terps’ 37-15 blowout win.

You can say that Indiana isn’t good and you can say that this win is not big deal, but road wins aren’t easy to come by, and conference road wins are even tougher to find. There were a lot of people who were very critical of the Terps move to the Big Ten, but a blowout road win in their first conference game is a real statement that Randy Edsall and the Terps are not just in the Big Ten to collect a paycheck. The Terps are here to win, and win they did Saturday.
After back-to-back road wins, the Terps will now come home to face Ohio State. In the preseason, no one in their right mind would have thought that Maryland would stand a fighting chance in next week’s upcoming matchup with the Buckeyes. But with Maryland at 4-1, and Ohio State far from a national championship contender, there is no doubt that next Saturday at Byrd Stadium, the Terps will have more than a puncher’s chance to upset the Buckeyes.

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