In what can only be described as a painstaking three and a half hours of football the Maryland Terrapins fell to the Clemson Tigers 45-10 Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Clemson jumped all over Maryland from the start going up 21-0 in the first quarter. When your offense has been decimated by injuries and you’re without your top WR an early hole can be deadly. Unfortunately the Terps weren’t able to climb out of this hole despite outgaining Clemson on the ground.
Tahj Boyd was lights out throwing for 261 yards ard three touchdowns on 18/26 passing. Sammy Watkins led the way for Clemson with 60 yards receiving on four receptions. Andre Ellington chipped in with a team high 55 rushing yards and a TD as well.
For the game the Maryland offense racked up a total of 180 yards. Brandon Ross had a very productive day rushing the football amassing 100 yards on only 16 carries. Terrapins QB Shawn Petty was 6-12 on the afternoon for a total of 41 yards and a TD.
Petty is giving his all for his team in a tough spot and that is commendable but it’s clear he’s better suited to help this team on defense where he began the year. Maryland only converted one first down opportunity on the afternoon and lost three fumbles. It is easy to say those aren’t exactly winning combinations.
With two games remaining hopefully the Terps will continue to fight though this adversity and attempt to finish strong as the season winds down. Next up, Florida State.