Maryland Outshines Indiana In Big Ten Debut

The Maryland Terrapins routed the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium Saturday. The Hoosiers were riding high after pulling off the road upset at Missouri last week, and were looking to carry that momentum into their game against the Terps.

Randy Edsall and Maryland had other ideas.

Backup Caleb Rowe racked up 198 passing yards with two touchdowns and C.J. Brown finished 10 of 15 for 163 yards. Both quarterbacks combined for a total of 361 yards and three touchdowns. Brown carried the ball seven times for 22 yards before he left the game due to an injury before the second half.

Indiana’s Nate Sudfeld struggled, going just 14 of 27 with 126 yards and an interception. His performance in Saturday’s game was a stark difference from his performance in last week’s game against Missouri, where he led the team to a 31-27 victory.

Brad Craddock put Maryland on the board with a 48-yard field goal early in the game, with Griffin Oakes following suit with a 38-yarder to tie the score with three minutes left in the first quarter. It was C.J. Brown who scored the first touchdown of the game with a 5-yard touchdown run just two minutes into the second quarter, bringing the score 10-3 in the Terps’ favor.

Less than a minute after Griffin Oakes connected on a 48-yard field goal to cut the deficit 10-6, Stefon Diggs scored on a 29-yard touchdown pass to bring Maryland up 17-6. Craddock scored another field goal to widen the gap to 20-9 by halftime.

Caleb Rowe came in the third quarter for Brown and continued to bury Indiana with a 30-yard completion by Juwann Winfree. Running back Tevin Coleman scored on a four-yard play in the fourth quarter, and Craddock sealed the score of the game with a third field goal at 48 yards to end the game 37-15.

Maryland’s passing game was the team’s biggest advantage Saturday night, out throwing Indiana 361 yards to 126, and scoring three touchdowns to Indiana’s zero.

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