GAMEDAY College Football

Maryland 62, Howard 0

Associated Press

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Taulia Tagovailoa threw three touchdown passes, and Maryland routed Howard 62-0.

Dontay Demus Jr. had six receptions for 128 yards and a touchdown for the Terrapins (2-0), who had little trouble following up their 30-24 defeat of West Virginia with another victory.

Demus caught a touchdown in his sixth consecutive game, and he is the first Maryland player with consecutive 100-yard receiving games since Stefon Diggs in 2013.

"He's been Mr. Consistent for us the last few years, but what I think you see now is the dividends from the work he's put in this summer," Maryland coach Mike Locksley said. "There's no player in our program that's probably matured as much and really, really put the work in to have the type of success he's had."

Maryland outgained the Bison, 574-146. Howard (0-2), an FCS program, was 0 of 11 on third down attempts.

The Bison didn't play last fall, then lost their only two games in the spring in coach Larry Scott's first season.

"I told them it wasn't about Maryland, it wasn't about the score, it wasn't about anything else, it was about us," Scott said. "We're starting to see the gains we're making and truly believing --- straining and fighting and playing hard and doing all the fundamental things we talk about doing to build a foundation for a program."

Locksley opened his Terrapins tenure with a 79-0 pummeling of the Bison in 2019 that fell a point shy of matching the program's scoring record. This wasn't quite as lopsided, but it still wasn't especially competitive.

Tagovailoa orchestrated a pair of efficient drives in the first quarter, capping Maryland's first with a 14-yard dart to Demus. Tayon Fleet-Davis dove at the goal line for a 17-yard scoring run to cap the Terps' next possession to make it 14-0. It was the first touchdown for Fleet-Davis since 2019.

From there, Maryland had plenty of time for career firsts. Colby McDonald rushed for a touchdown in the second quarter on his first career carry, and Peny Boone's 4-yard scoring run the next time Maryland had the ball was the sophomore's first touchdown. Freshman Roman Hemby scored his first touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Six different running backs received carries, while four quarterbacks took snaps.

"It was a lot of fun, not just for starting guys but guys that don't play much getting in there and showing what they can do," sophomore cornerback Tarheeb Still.

Tagovailoa completed 22 of 27 for 274 yards, helping Maryland to a 38-0 halftime lead. He departed after throwing a 36-yard touchdown pass to Rakim Jarrett on the first possession of the second half.

Maryland cornerback Jakorian Bennett had his second interception of the season. He's the first Terp with picks in back-to-back games since linebacker Tre Watson in 2018.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter HowardMD
MD TD 11:27 Dontay Demus Jr. 14 yd pass from Taulia Tagovailoa (Joseph Petrino kick) 0 7
MD TD 6:44 Tayon Fleet-Davis 17 yd run (Joseph Petrino kick) 0 14
Second Quarter HowardMD
MD TD 14:21 Chigoziem Okonkwo 2 yd pass from Taulia Tagovailoa (Joseph Petrino kick) 0 21
MD TD 8:58 Colby McDonald 11 yd run (Joseph Petrino kick) 0 28
MD TD 4:57 Peny Boone 4 yd run (Joseph Petrino kick) 0 35
MD FG 0:00 Joseph Petrino 38 yd FG 0 38
Third Quarter HowardMD
MD TD 11:52 Rakim Jarrett 36 yd pass from Taulia Tagovailoa (Joseph Petrino kick) 0 45
MD TD 6:54 Carlos Carriere 22 yd pass from Reece Udinski (Joseph Petrino kick) 0 52
Fourth Quarter HowardMD
MD FG 14:57 Harrison Beattie 34 yd FG 0 55
MD TD 3:38 Roman Hemby 1 yd run (Harrison Beattie kick) 0 62
Team Stats
  Howard Maryland
First downs 8 32
  Rushing 4 17
  Passing 3 14
  Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Efficiency 0-11, 0% 9-15, 60%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 2-2, 100%
Rushes-Yards 20-66 49-227
Passing Yards 80 347
Return Yards 45 66
Completions-Attempts-Int 12-31-1 27-32-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 2--10 1--10
Punts 10 2
Punts-Average 32.7 36
Fumbles Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 5-35 6-55
Time of Possession 22:47 37:13
Howard Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
Q. Williams 10 27 67 0 1
C. Hollingsworth 2 4 13 0 0
Maryland Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. Tagovailoa 22 27 274 3 0
R. Udinski 5 5 73 1 0
Howard Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
R. Morgan 4 32 8.0 0
J. Hunter 9 22 2.4 0
C. Hollingsworth 3 10 3.3 0
Q. Williams 2 8 4.0 0
A. Bedell 1 -1 -1.0 0
U. Lindsay 1 -5 -5.0 0
Maryland Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Fleet-Davis 8 66 8.3 1
R. Hemby 12 45 3.8 1
P. Boone 8 31 3.9 1
C. Faamatau 6 31 5.2 0
A. Littleton II 8 29 3.6 0
C. McDonald 3 17 5.7 1
T. Tagovailoa 4 8 2.0 0
Howard Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Boyd 1 32 32.0 0
R. Ilarraza 4 17 4.3 0
C. Carter 2 15 7.5 0
M. McDonald 1 8 8.0 0
K. Hawthorne 1 5 5.0 0
C. O'Neal 1 4 4.0 0
J. Hunter 2 -1 -.5 0
Maryland Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Demus Jr. 6 128 21.3 1
R. Jarrett 6 67 11.2 1
J. Jones 3 46 15.3 0
C. Dyches 3 30 10.0 0
C. Carriere 2 26 13.0 1
D. McDougle 3 17 5.7 0
B. Cobbs 1 17 17.0 0
T. Fleet-Davis 1 7 7.0 0
D. Jones 1 7 7.0 0
C. Okonkwo 1 2 2.0 1
Howard Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Maryland Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Bennett 1 0
Howard Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
D. West 10 327 32.7
Maryland Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
C. Spangler 1 37 37.0
A. Pecorella 1 35 35.0
Howard Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Boyd 1 3 3.0
Maryland Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Still 4 34 8.5
J. Jones 2 11 5.5
Howard Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Jones 3 42 14.0
Maryland Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Jones 1 21 21.0
Howard Missed FG
Player Length
D. West 45
Maryland Missed FG
Player Length
J. Petrino 45




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