An insane, exciting game finished unexpectedly in overtime when Minnesota’s Brock Walker missed a conversion kick after a potential tying score, giving Maryland a shocking 45-44 comeback victory Friday night.
After the Terrapins revitalized from a 17-guide shortfall in the final quarter toward power additional time, Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa ran for a 2-yard score and Joseph Peterino kicked the additional highlight give the Terrapins — who came in as 19-point dark horses — a 45-38 lead.
Minnesota replied with a 2-yard score run by Seth Green before Walker’s extra-point attempt cruised wide option to end this Big Ten duel.
Tagovailoa went 26 for 35 for 394 yards and three scores in his subsequent school start. He likewise ran for 59 yards and two scores to support the Terrapins (1-1) skip back from a season-opening 43-3 misfortune to Northwestern.
He turned into the primary Maryland quarterback to toss for 300 yards since Caleb Rowe against Virginia in 2013.
Jake Funk ran for a profession best 221 yards, and Maryland added up to an astounding 675 yards of offense.
Mohamed Ibrahim ran for 207 yards and a profession high four scores on 41 conveys for Minnesota (0-2).
Ibrahim scored twice from the 2-yard-line and twice from the 1. The lesser running back required 96 yards racing to turn into the seventeenth part in Minnesota history to arrive at 2,000, and he arrived at that mark by halftime.
The Golden Gophers transformed a mid 21-7 deficiency into a 38-21 lead late in the second from last quarter before Tagovailoa brought the Terrapins into a tie at 38 with 3:38 leftover, setting up extra time.
Falling off a 49-24 misfortune to Michigan that took them out of the Top 25, the Gophers fell into a fast 14-0 opening and followed 21-7 after the main quarter. However, Minnesota energized behind Ibrahim and Tanner Morgan, who tossed for 189 yards and a score.
In his presentation with the Terrapins a week ago, Tagovailoa threw three capture attempts. The Alabama move was a lot more keen in this one, figuring out how to mount enough yardage and focuses to defeat another hopeless execution by the Maryland guard.
On Maryland’s initial drive, Tagovailoa tossed his first vocation TD pass, a 8-yarder to Funk. On the Terrapins’ subsequent belonging, Tagovailoa crawled out of the pocket and around two protectors prior to bringing off down the left sideline for a 39-yard score, his first score run at the school level.
After Minnesota shut to 14-7, Tagovailoa tossed a short pass to Jeshaun Jones, who broke free for a 76-yard score.
Yet, the Golden Gophers pulled even with a couple of score runs by Ibrahim, the last one after Minnesota guarded tackle DeAngelo Carter took out a diverted screen pass and thundered 22 yards to the Maryland 29.
Minnesota took its first lead late in the half with a 91-yard drive finished by Ibrahim’s fourth TD, at that point made it 35-21 in the second from last quarter on a 39-yard score pass from Morgan to Chris Autman-Bell.
Funk found the middle value of an astounding 10.5 yards for each convey. In the wake of missing the vast majority of last season with a torn ACL, the fifth-year senior landed the beginning position this season after the takeoff of Anthony McFarland and Javon Leake both left for the NFL draft.
Minnesota: The offense had its way against the more youthful, more modest Terrapins, however Minnesota has a difficult issue on safeguard that must be fixed if the group wants to be a competitor in the Big Ten. Surrendering 49 focuses to Michigan is a certain something, yet getting burnt by an offense that scored just three focuses against Northwestern is humiliating.
Maryland: It seems as though Tagovailoa could be something exceptional, despite the fact that it’s difficult to state now in the season whether it’s him or that he was confronting a terrible guard.
Minnesota goes to Illinois next Saturday. The Gophers beat the Fighting Illini 40-17 a year ago.
Maryland visits No. 18 Penn State. The Nittany Lions lead the arrangement 40-2-1 and have outscored the Terps 163-6 in the course of the most recent three years.
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