Maryland Terrapins Get Run Over by Stanford Cardinal in the Foster Farms Bowl


The Maryland Terrapins fall short of win number eight with loss to Stanford in the Foster Farms Bowl.

The Maryland Terrapins had some new records set Tuesday night at the Foster Farms Bowl in Santa Clara, California. But record performances were not enough for the Terps to overcome the Stanford Cardinals, who won the inaugural Foster Farms Bowl at Levi’s Stadium, 45-21.

In his first game back after missing the last three games of the season, Stefon Diggs put on a season-best performance, hauling in 10 catches for 138 yards, which set Maryland bowl records in both categories.

William Likely also had himself a record-setting night with a 100-yard kickoff return in the fourth-quarter. This was the Terps first kickoff return for a touchdown since 2012.

To round out the record book, the Terps also saw a defensive record that had stood since 1982 fall to Andre Monroe who recorded his 25th career sack.

Monroe now is Maryland’s all-time sack leader, passing Mike Corvino (1979-1982), who had 24 career sacks.

Offensive, defensive and special team records were not enough for Maryland to overcome the nation’s second-ranked scoring defense, which held the Terps to just seven points at the half.

Their defense only allowed Maryland to amass 222 total yards while turning two turnovers into touchdowns.

Stanford was led offensively by quarterback Kevin Hogan who threw for 189 yards and two touchdowns on 14-20 passing. The Cardinal running back, Remound Wright, ran for three scores, which tied the bowl record for rushing touchdowns.

For the second straight season, Maryland finishes with a 7-6 record and a bowl game loss. It wasn’t the kind of game Maryland fans were hoping for but it shouldn’t overshadow the many great plays and memories this team made in their first season in the Big Ten.