The Maryland Terrapins bowled over the Bowling Green Falcons 45-14 at a demoralized Doyt L. Perry Stadium.
This game was a tale of two halves. The Falcons won the first half 14-10 and the Terps (2-0) won the second half 35-0.
It was also a contrast in ground games with Maryland rushing for an astonishing 444 net yards while holding Bowling Green to 15 net yards.
The Terrapins were led in rushing by Ty Johnson who carried the ball 12 times for 124 yards and one touchdown. He was followed by running back Tayon Fleet-Davis who gained 102 yard in 15 rushing attempts and two touchdowns.
Maryland’s Lorenzo Harrison III chipped in with 86 yards on eight carries and one touchdown and Anthony McFarland galloped for 69 yards on eight rushes. Running back Javon Leake finished with 42 yards on three carries and one touchdown.
Maryland quarterback Kasim Hill was eight for 16 for 121 yards and one touchdown.
Bowling Green opened the scoring with a three-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jarret Doege to Scott Miller for a 7-0 lead with 40 seconds to go in the first quarter.
Maryland tied the score at 7-7 on a Harrison five-yard run with 2:35 to go in the half.
Doege countered with his second scoring pass of the first half good for 29-yards to Quintin Morris giving the Falcons a 14-7 lead with 1:21 to go before halftime.
Maryland added a 40-yard field goal from kicker Joseph Petrino to cut the Bowling Green lead to 14-10 at halftime.
Maryland took its first lead on a 22-yard touchdown pass from Hill to Jahrvis Davenport making the score 17-14 with 4:40 to go in the third quarter.
Maryland would then begin to dominate the line of scrimmage and the game.
A Fleet-Davis nine-yard scoring dash started the fourth quarter and gave the Terps a 24-14 lead.
Johnson followed that up with a two-yard touchdown burst giving Maryland a 31-14 lead and the rout was on.
Fleet-Davis added his second touchdown on a one-yard run making the score 38-14 with 6:40 to go in the game.
Leake put the cherry on top of the Terrapin rushing sundae with a 36-yard scoring dash making the score 45-14 and completing the second half Maryland scoring avalanche.
The Terps averaged 8.4 yards per rush compared to .50 for Bowling Green.
Maryland finished the game with 565 total net yards to 158 for the Falcons.
McFarland led Maryland in receiving with two catches for 53 yards.
Doege finished the game 17 of 27 for 143 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.
Andrew Clair led Bowling Green in rushing with 44 yards on 16 carries. Maryland was so dominate that they had five players gain more rushing yards than Clair.
Morris led the way in receiving with five catches for 85 yards and one touchdown in a losing effort for the (0-2) Falcons.