Maryland (3-0, 0-0 B1G) a #4 Michigan (3-0, 0-0 B1G) September 24, 2022 michigan stadium 12:10 p.m. EDT
UNIVERSITY PARK, MD – The University of Maryland football team will open the Big Ten game on Saturday, September 24 when the Terrapins (3-0) travel to No. 4 Michigan (3-0). The game, scheduled to start at noon, will air on FOX and the Maryland Sports Radio Network.
GAME 4 STORIES
REWRITING THE RECORD BOOKS
Quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa has established himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the country, currently ranking third in the nation in completion percentage (77.3), 13th in passing efficiency (180.7), 14th in total offense (316.3), 15th in passing yards per game (298.3)) and 24th in completions per game (22.67).
Tagovailoa was named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week after a 27-of-31, 391-yard, 5-TD (4-passing) performance in a 56-21 victory over Charlotte. The junior redshirt’s 87 percent completion percentage was the best in program history with a minimum of 15 attempts. This mark is Tagovailoa’s second career Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week award (11/1/20), becoming the first Terp to win the award twice.
The Ewa Beach, HI native rewrote the Maryland 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).
In his third season as a Terp, Tagovailoa ranks first in program history in career completion percentage (68.9%), second in career 300-yard passing games (9), third in passing touchdowns in his career (39), third in career completions (471), and fourth in career passing yards (5,766). Tagovailoa became the fastest Maryland quarterback to eclipse his 5,000 career yard mark in the season opener against Buffalo.
In the last Terps game against SMU, true freshman linebacker Jaishawn Barham he totaled 12 tackles (seven solo), the most by a true Maryland freshman since NFL linebacker D’Qwell Jackson also had 12 (10 solo) on August 31, 2002 against Notre Dame.
Barham has started all three games for the Terps, ranking second on the team with 16 tackles (nine solo) and adding a sack and a pass breakup.
database beau brad had an outstanding game against SMU, with a total of 15 tackles (seven solo), one interception, one forced fumble and two interrupted passes, the first Big Ten player to have 15 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble since at least 1998 and the first FBS Player since USC’s Talanoa Hufanga (12/12/20 vs. UCLA).
Brade is also the first Terp with 15 tackles and an interception since Tre Watson on Oct. 20, 2018 against Iowa.
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.
The Roman Empire
RB roman hemby is off to an electric start to the 2022 season, currently ranking third in the nation in yards per carry, averaging 9.19 yards per rush, behind only Penn State’s Nicholas Singleton (11.13) and East Carolina’s Keaton Mitchell. (9.29).
Hemby has two 50+ yard rushes (70 vs. Buffalo, 50 vs. SMU), tied for second-most such rushes in the country, behind only Singleton (Penn State).
The redshirt freshman was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week in week one after a seven-carry, 114-yard, two-touchdown performance against Buffalo, including a 70-yard touchdown run, the longest in history. Maryland in three years. Hemby once again starred in last week’s win against SMU, rushing for 151 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries (9.4 ypc) and catching four passes for 62 yards.