The Maryland Terrapins galloped past the Minnesota Golden Gophers 42-13 much to the delight of the home crowd at Maryland Stadium.
The Terrapins (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) won the game with their ground attack. They gained 315 net yards rushing while holding Minnesota to 94 yards.
Maryland finished the game averaging 8.5 yards per carry. The home crowd was treated to several big plays by the Terrapins.
Senior Ty Johnson led the way with 123 yards on 11 carries, his 81-yard touchdown burst up the home side of the stadium gave Maryland a 14-0 lead with 4:03 to go in the first quarter.
Maryland running back Anthony McFarland chipped in with 112 yards on six carries and two touchdowns, his 64-yard scoring dash gave the Terps a 35-13 advantage with 6:27 to go in the third quarter.
Maryland quarterback Kasim Hill finished the game 10 of 14 for 117 yards and one touchdown.
The Terps got on the board first with a 26-yard scoring run by McFarland making the score 7-0 with 10:42 to go in the first quarter.
Johnson’s touchdown made the score 14-0 and Minnesota responded with a field goal making the score 14-3.
Maryland added a 54-yard scoring strike from Hill to DJ Turner making the score 21-3.
Minnesota scored a touchdown right before the half to cut the Terps lead to 21-10 at the break.
The defensive play of the game came at the beginning of the third quarter as Maryland defensive back Tre Watson returned an interception 36-yards for a touchdown giving the Terps a commanding 28-10 lead and they never looked back.
Minnesota added a field goal but it was not enough as Maryland countered with McFarland’s touchdown making the score 35-13 with 6:27 to go in the game.
The second half offensive burst ended with a 21-yard touchdown run by Chigoziem Okonkwo giving Maryland a 42-13 lead and sending the home fans home happy.
Maryland finished with 432 total net yards compared to 263 for the Golden Gophers.
Taivon Jacobs led Maryland in receiving with five catches for 52 yards.
Minnesota quarterback Zack Annexstad finished the game 14 for 32 for 169 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.
Mohamed Ibrahim led the rushing attack with 95 yards on 26 carries and Rashod Bateman has seven catches for 68 yards and one touchdown in a losing effort for the (3-1, 0-1 Big Ten) Golden Gophers.