Marylands Offense Explodes For 62-0 Domination Of Howard

The Terps took it to Howard on Saturday night in a 62-0 blowout, which was 38-0 at the half. Taulia Tagoviola’s 274 passing yards and three touchdowns led the way for Maryland’s offensive assault that tallied 574 yards of total offense.

Tagoviola’s night started with a game-opening six-play 64-yard scoring drive, capped with a 14-yard touchdown connection with Dontay Demus Jr. On the second drive of the night, the running game got their wings, with Tayon Fleet-Davis capping a 54-yard drive on a 17-yard touchdown run.

All the while, Howards’ struggles were front and center, especially offensively. Their first three drive totaled ten net yards, and all resulted in three-and-outs. Then, when they did get some momentum going, they would miss a 45-yard field goal. This would come on their fourth drive of the game after they moved the ball 40-yards.

The Terps defense was relentless against the Bison offense. Howard’s next four drives would muster up just one total yard of offense, and their final drive of the half ended with an interception. When this happened, it was already 35-0 Maryland, and there were only 37 seconds left in the half and the ball on the Terps 47.

Instead of taking that lead into the locker room at the half, Tagoviola led yet another scoring drive. He was able to get Maryland in position for a half-ending field goal, which Joseph Petrino put through the uprights from 38-yards out.

In the second half, Tagoviola would have one final act in this one. He led the Terps on a six-play, 66-yard drive that he would cap off with a 36-yard touchdown pass to Rakim Jarrett. This made it 45-0, with all hope beyond lost for Howard.

Backup quarterback Reece Udinski threw a touchdown in relief for the Terps, connecting with Carlos Carriere for 22 yards on the score. Maryland would then ice the game with two final drives, which ate a total of 16 minutes and three seconds off the clock.

The 2-0 Terps will head on the road for the first time this season, for a Friday night Big Ten matchup against Illinois. The Illini (1-2) have dropped their last two games after opening the season with a 30-22 win over Nebraska.


Written By Adrian Beecher

Image Credit: Branden Waters

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