Maryland Football Top Plays in Thrilling Homecoming Win vs. Indiana

COLLEGE PARK, MD - OCTOBER 14: Quarterback Max Bortenschlager
COLLEGE PARK, MD - OCTOBER 14: Quarterback Max Bortenschlager /

Maryland football battled back against Indiana football to deliver the University of Maryland with a victory on homecoming.

What a game by Maryland football as they stormed back to secure a homecoming victory in another high scoring affair against the Indiana Hoosiers.

Maryland Football despite unnecessary penalties and players getting injured left and right got the win Saturday at home Saturday, handing Indiana their fifth Big Ten loss of the season.

Indiana’s first two touchdowns came early in the first quarter in the air from wide receiver Simmie Cobbs Jr. (34-yard touchdown catch) and Running Back Cole Gest (23-yard touchdown catch) to give Indiana a 14-0 lead.

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Lorrenzo Harrison III’s 14-yard touchdown run put Maryland football on the board with 3:59 left in the first quarter. Indiana had a 16-7 lead to end the first quarter after a safety.

Maryland Football Indiana’s lead to two points twice in the second quarter with a Darnell Savage Jr. blocked punt and returned for a touchdown (16-14 Indiana).

In addition to a Max Bortenschlager 14-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Taivon Jacobs (23-21 Indiana).

Terps football took the lead 28-23 when D.J. Moore scored his only touchdown of the game to end the half with a two-yard reception. He had four receptions and 77 yards on the day.

Maryland football brought the Funk in the fourth quarter to win as running back Jake Funk scored not one, but two goal-line rushing touchdowns.

A couple stats that stood out: Indiana won the total yards battle 483-345 (410-171 passing), the Hoosiers converted 11 third-down plays to Maryland football’s three and Maryland committed 12 penalties for 133 yards to Indiana’s seven for 70 yards. Indiana won all the major categories in this game including time of possession and still lost this game.

Maryland vs. Indiana Game Highlights

Terps running back Harrison with the 14-yard touchdown run with 3:59 left in the first quarter.

The Maryland Terrapins return a blocked punt for a touchdown by Savage Jr.

Terps freshman Bortenschlager connects with Jacobs for the 14-yard touchdown pass.

Bortenschlager hits Moore for the two-yard touchdown pass.

Moore hauls in a 44-yard reception as the Terps march down the field.

Funk rushes for the one-yard touchdown which gave Maryland an early in the fourth quarter lead.

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If anything is going to be talked about by D.J. Durkin to this team and worked on for the next game against Rutgers, it’s the penalties. If a team commits 133 yards worth of penalties, they should lose that game. Period. Maryland football just showed they were the more resilient team.