Maryland (1-0, 0-0 B1G) against Charlotte (0-2, 0-1 C-USA) September 10, 2022 Jerry Richardson Stadium 3:34 p.m. EDT
COLLEGE PARK, MD- The University of Maryland football team will play its first road game of the 2022 season on Saturday, September 10 when the Terrapins travel to Charlotte at 3:30 p.m. The game will air in Stadium and live on the Maryland Sports Radio Network. .
GAME 2 STORIES
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).
In 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), fifth in career completions (427), and sixth in career passing yards (5,161).
Last week, Tagovailoa became the fastest Maryland quarterback to eclipse the 5,000-yard mark in his career.
The Terps have won five straight against non-conference opponents, with the latest loss coming on September 15, 2019 against Temple. under the head coach Michael Locksleythe Terps are 7-1 in non-conference play with wins over the Power Five teams Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Syracuse.
In the Locksley era (2019-pres.), Maryland’s average of 46.6 points per non-conference game leads the nation.
The Terps have scored 30-plus points in seven of eight non-conference games under Locksley.
the closet is full
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 Finau, WR 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.
In week one against Buffalo, Bennett recorded five pass breakups, the most by a Terp since Tino Ellis also had five against Minnesota in 2018. Bennett’s five breakups were the second most of any player in the country in the week one, trailing only Joey Porter. Jr. from Penn State, and is tied for second by any Big Ten player since 2015.
Bennett now has 21 pass breakups since the start of 2021, the most in the country.
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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 391 receptions, 5,712 receiving yards and 80 touchdowns so far in his career.
The group boasts a member of the 2022 Biletnikoff Award watch list Rakim Jarrett, who 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 18 games he has played. played as Terp. Jarrett recorded his fifth career 100-yard game in the season-opening win against Buffalo, catching six passes for 110 yards.
Jarrett was named the No. 68 best player in college football by ESPN on its preseason Top 100 Players list and was selected as the No. 23 best player in the Big Ten by the Big Ten Network.
Jarrett Joins Biletnikoff 2021 Candidate Dontay Demus Jr.who currently ranks second in program history in 100-yard rushing games (7), sixth in career touchdowns (13), eighth in rushing yards (1,798), and 11th in career receptions (109).
Demus Jr. has caught a pass in the 28 consecutive games he has played in, the seventh-longest streak in the country and second-longest in the Big Ten, behind 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.
The Roman Empire
Redshirt freshman RB roman hemby was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday after a seven-carry, 114-yard, two-touchdown performance in his first career start in a season-opening win over Buffalo.
Hemby’s 16.3 yards per play is the most in a game by any Big Ten player this season and his 70-yard touchdown in the third quarter is the longest by a Terp since Anthony McFarland Jr. had an 80-yard touchdown run. yards at Rutgers in 2019 (5/10).