Sep 20, 2014; Annapolis, MD, USA; Scarlet Knights running back Paul James (34) high steps past Navy Midshipmen cornerback Quincy Adams (5) for a touchdown during the first quarter at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
No. 4 @ Rutgers (Nov. 28)
Maryland and Rutgers will always be joined at the hip due to the fact that both schools entered the Big Ten at the same time.
In the 2014 matchup, former Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen returning to College Park was the major storyline. Friedgen served as coach Kyle Flood’s offensive coordinator last season and helped engineer a Scarlet Knight comeback against the Terps. Maryland jumped out to a 35-17 lead at halftime, courtesy of a pair of rushing touchdowns from running back Brandon Ross. Quarterback C.J. Brown also tossed a pair of touchdown passes to wideouts Amba Etta-Tawo and Deon Long in the opening half.
However, the second half was not so kind to Maryland. The Terps were outscored 24-3 in the second stanza and the defense allowed a pair of Gary Nova touchdown passes.
Maryland will certainly be looking for revenge when they travel to Piscataway for a post-Thanksgiving battle. New Jersey is also an area where the Terps heavily recruit, so it’s also a chance to open the eyes of those who are considering both schools.