Maryland Football: Terps Stunned by Bowling Green, Lose 48-27


Sep 12, 2015; College Park, MD, USA; Bowling Green Falcons wide receiver Darrell Hunter (1) celebrates his touchdown against the Maryland Terrapins at Byrd Stadium with wide receiver Ryan Burbrink (17). Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

The Maryland football team blew out the Richmond Spiders in Week 1. Much to the dismay of the fans, however, the Terps got a taste of their own medicine Saturday afternoon, getting embarrassed at home by Bowling Green 48-27.

Maryland got off to a decent start, creating a 10-0 lead in the first quarter, following a phenomenal punt return from the ever-dangerous Will Likely. The Falcons finally found their rhythm in the second quarter. Quarterback Matt Johnson found tight end Derek Lee for a 5-yard touchdown. It was the first of six touchdowns Johnson would throw on the day. He also hooked up with local product Ryan Burbrink (DeMatha Catholic) for one of those scores.

Bowling Green racked up 692 yards of total offense for the game. The Terps offense did not enjoy anywhere near the same success as the Falcons did moving the football. Maryland finished with 341 yards. They gained 156 yards on the ground, but 94 of those were from Perry Hills. After a poor performance in Week 1, this one was somewhat of a bounce back game for him. He threw for two touchdowns, but he also gave one away to the other team.

The two teams were pretty much neck and neck heading into the fourth quarter, but that’s when the Falcons turned it on and never even thought about looking back. They scored  28 points in the final quarter compared to Maryland’s seven. Turnovers killed the Terps in this one, as they gave the ball away four times on the day.

The team appeared to be moving in the right direction after their convincing win in the season opener, but they’ll have to get back to the drawing board, as they will host South Florida next Saturday.

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