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Terps Showcase 2016 Team in Spring Game

Story By: Richard Thomas

Photos By: Sol Tucker

College Park, MD–

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Terps Running Back Jake Funk takes a run up the middle for the white team. Funk, a freshman from Damascus High School will handle the ball quite a bit this season for the Terps.

In last years Spring game for the Terps football team there was a lot of the same under Randy Edsall, this year its DJ Durkin’s team and his chance to make things happen for this team in the every changing Big Ten Conference.

Fans got their first peak at Maryland football team on Saturday at the Terps’ spring game. The Red team (defense) outscored the White team (offense) 51-35 but the final score of a spring game is never a good gauge of what the team is capable of come September. They didn’t even touch the end zones in this came and the quarterback situation, well that’s sort of still up in the air.

The scoring on this game is sort of weird in its own. There are points for stopping the offense, forced turnovers, forced three and out, things like that. Whatever happened to playing a scrimmage and putting the ball in the end-zone? Oh well, guess we will have a chance to see the team here in the first week of September, by then Durkin should have a starting quarterback.

“This game gives the guys a chance to actually put the pads on and get started on the season. We have a lot to look at and hopefully we will make some decisions over the next couple of months at quaterback, said Terps Head Coach DJ Durkin.

Maryland lost leading rusher Brandon Ross to graduation, but Ty Johnson looks the part of a back who can at least help shoulder the load as a sophomore. He broke this 64-yard touchdown run in the first quarter:


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