Maryland (0-0, 0-0 B1G) against Buffalo (0-0, 0-0 MAC) September 3, 2022 Maryland Stadium 12:02 p.m. EDT
COLLEGE PARK, MD- The University of Maryland football team will open its 2022 season at home against the Buffalo Bulls on Saturday, September 3 at noon. The game will air on the Big Ten Network with Lisa Byington, Anthony Herron and Meghan McKeown on the call, and will air on the Maryland Sports Radio Network with johnny vacation and Steve Suter broadcasting the game.
GAME 1 PLOTS
REWRITING THE RECORD BOOKS
Quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa rewrote Maryland’s record books in 2021, setting five program records. The All-Big Ten honoree tops Maryland’s single-season record book in passing yards (3,860), completions (328), completion percentage (69.2%), touchdowns (26, tied with Scott Milanovich, 1993 ) and 300-yard passing games (7).
Tagovailoa had the sixth-most passing yards in a single season in Big Ten history last season, behind only Dwayne Haskins (Ohio State, 2018), CJ Stroud (Ohio State, 2021), Curtis Painter (Purdue, 2006 ) and Drew Brees (Purdue, 1998 and 1999).
Heading into his third season as a Terp, Tagovailoa ranks first in program history in career completion percentage (67.6%), second in career 300-yard passing games (8), fourth in touchdown passes in his career (33), sixth in career completions (403) and eighth in career passing yards (4,871).
The Terps have won 10 consecutive non-conference starts heading into the 2022 season, tied for the second-longest streak in the Big Ten, trailing only Michigan State, which has won 12 in a row. Maryland’s streak dates back to 2010 when the Terps beat Navy 17-14 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore and includes two wins over Texas.
Maryland has won seven home games during this stretch, most recently outscoring West Virginia, 30-24, last season, behind 332 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Taulia Tagovailoa. Both Dontay Demus Jr. Y Rakim Jarrett he had six catches and over 100 receiving yards and a touchdown apiece in the game.
In the Locksley era (2019-pres.), Maryland’s average of 48.9 points per non-conference game leads the nation. The Terps have scored 30-plus points in six of seven non-conference games with Locksley.
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The Terps bring back nine players who earned All-Big Ten honors the past two seasons. OL Spencer AndersonCB Jakorian BennettWR Dontay Demus Jr.OL Jaelyn DuncanDL Amy FinauWR Rakim JarrettDL Mosiah Nasili-CometDB tarheeb still and quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa all return to Terps as the foundation of the 2022 team.
Maryland ranks 10th-ranked comeback offense in the nation according to ESPN’s SP+ ratings, which takes into account teams’ comeback production, recent recruiting and recent results to project their offseason trend.
Returning a host of offensive talent, including the entire starting offensive line since 2021, the Terps have the third-ranked offense in the Big Ten for 2022 (Michigan and Ohio State) according to ESPN.
database Jakorian Bennett he led all Power Five players with 16 pass breakups last season.
In 12 games played, Bennett had 13 pass breakups and three interceptions, for an average of 1.3 pass breakups per game.
The senior had five games with at least two pass breakups, tied for third in the country. Bennett’s 16 pass breakups were the most by a Terp since Domonique Foxworth had 22 in 2002.
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Maryland has the third-best wide receiver room in the nation, according to CBS Sports, behind only Ohio State and USC. Terrapin’s receiving corps has combined for an impressive 373 receptions, 5,481 receiving yards and 80 touchdowns so far in his career.
The group boasts a member of the 2022 Biletnikoff Award watch list Rakim Jarrettwho led the Terps and ranked in the top 10 in the Big Ten in every receiving category in 2021. Jarrett totaled 62 receptions for 829 yards and five touchdowns last season and has at least one reception in the 17 games he has played. like Terps.
Jarrett Joins Biletnikoff 2021 Candidate Dontay Demus Jr., who currently ranks second in program history in career 100-yard games (7), sixth in career touchdowns (13), eighth in career yards (1,775) and 12th in career receptions career (106). Demus Jr. has caught a pass in the 27 consecutive games he has played in, the sixth-longest streak in the country and second-longest in the Big Ten, trailing only Minnesota’s Chris Autman-Bell.
jacob copeland he joins the already potent group after a four-year career at Florida, where he appeared in 40 games with 23 starts, totaling 86 receptions for 1,366 yards and nine touchdowns. Copeland led all Florida receivers last season with 41 receptions for 642 yards and four touchdowns.
Demus Jr., Copeland, and Jarrett were listed in The Athletic’s 2023 NFL Draft WR Class Rankings, with Demus Jr. as the No. 6 Senior Receiver, Copeland as the No. 14 Senior Receiver, and Jarrett as the No. 7 Receiver. open draft-eligible freshmen.