The Maryland Terrapins crushed the #21 ranked Syracuse Orangemen 63-20 much to the delight of the home crowd at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium.
It was the most points scored against a ranked opponent in school history.
The Terrapins (2-0) started fast scoring 21 points in both the first and second quarters to take a commanding 42-13 lead into the half.
After trading touchdowns in the third quarter the Terps scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to put the game away.
Maryland quarterback Josh Jackson, a Virginia Tech transfer, finished the game 21 for 38 for 296 yard with three touchdowns and one interception.
Maryland was led in rushing by Javon Leake who gained 107 yards on seven carries scoring two touchdowns. His 64-yard burst gave Maryland a 49-13 lead with 13:16 to go in the third quarter.
The Terps Jake Funk rushed for 94 yards on five carries including all 92 in the Terps final scoring drive giving them a 63-20 lead and sending the home crowd happy.
Maryland lead back Anthony McFarland rushed for 75 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns and caught two passes for 45 yards and another touchdown.
The Terps were led in receiving by tight end Tyler Mabry who finished with four catches for 22 yards including a touchdown giving Maryland a 7-0 first quarter lead.
Maryland’s Darryl Jones caught three passes for 70 yards and Carlos Carriere snagged two receptions for 31 yards and one touchdown.
The Terps were unstoppable on offense as they were an incredible 11 for 15 on third down efficiency including eight for nine in the first half.
They finished the game with 650 yards including 354 on the ground as they averaged nearly eight yards per carry.
Syracuse quarterback Tommy Divito finished the game 28 of 39 for 330 yards and three touchdowns.
Moe Neal led the Orangemen in rushing with 47 yards on 12 carries.
Syracuse was led in receiving by Trishton Jackson who finished with seven catches for 157 yards and two touchdowns in a losing effort for the (1-1) Orangemen.
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