Story By: Sol Tucker
Photos By: Sol Tucker
Ann Arbor, MI–
Perhaps the Terps should play as 17-point underdogs more often, as today after the rough start, they took it down to the final minutes of the fourth quarter with Michigan, but ultimately fell short, 34-27.
Needing two touchdowns, Maryland’s backup quarterback, Billy Edwards Jr. enters the game. Edwards, who transferred from Wake Forest and also redshirted as a true freshman last year found a way to make something happen.
After one first down, Maryland faced a fourth-and-13 from its own 33. Edwards rifled a pass to the sideline for a first down. Maryland kept moving the chains before Edwards finds tight end C.J. Dippre in the end zone with 45 seconds left. Maryland wisely went for two and converted on another passing play.
The Terps then took an onside kick that was recovered by Michigan tight end Colston Loveland. to leave any hopes of a possible come back in the final seconds.
Maryland made of this happen after the game opened with a Tai Felton muffed kickoff to give Michigan great field position. The Wolverines capitalized on the first play. Michigan Quarterback J.J. McCarthy ran the run-pass option and connected with a wide-open tight end Luke Schoonmaker in the corner of the end zone.
“No one expected us to keep this place as quiet as it was today,” said Terps Head Coach Mike Locksley. “That was as about as hard of fought effort from this team I could have asked for. We will take this momentum into next week at home against Michigan State.”