Recap: Indiana vs. Maryland
Bloomington, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Caleb Rowe and C.J. Brown combined to throw for 361 yards and three touchdowns as the Maryland Terrapins cruised to a 37-15 win over the Indiana Hoosiers in Big Ten Conference action at Memorial Stadium Saturday.
Rowe led Maryland (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten) with 198 passing yards and two touchdowns, while Brown added 163 yards and a score. Brown also carried the ball seven times for 22 yards and a touchdown before exiting the game for the second half due to an injury. Stefon Diggs hauled in a team-best 112 receiving yards with a touchdown.
Nate Sudfeld completed 14-of-37 passing for 126 yards and an interception in the loss for Indiana (2-2, 0-1). Tevin Coleman rushed for a team-high 122 yards with a touchdown, and Nick Stoner caught four passes for 40 yards.
The two teams got on the board by exchanging field goals in the first quarter. Brad Craddock connected on a 48-yard attempt to give the Terrapins a 3-0 advantage just under three minutes into the contest, and Griffin Oakes sent through a 38-yarder to knot the score with three minutes to play in the period.
Brown scored the game's first touchdown by taking a five-yard keeper into the end zone with 12:01 to play in the half. The Terps led 10-3 until Oakes hit his second field goal with 9:49 to play - a 48-yard boot. The Hoosiers trailed, 10-6, after the kick.
Less than a minute later, Brown found Diggs on a 29-yard pass completion for another Maryland score. Diggs found his way through defenders and got to the end zone with 8:50 to play in the half, giving the Terrapins a 17-6 advantage.
Craddock put Maryland even farther ahead when he cashed in on a 30-yard field goal attempt with 2:09 to play in the first half.
With time expiring in the quarter, Oakes smashed a school-record 58-yard field goal through the uprights for Indiana. The Terps led, 20-9, going into the midway break.
Rowe, who entered the game at quarterback for Maryland in the third quarter, found Brandon Ross on a 36-yard pass completion for a score exactly seven minutes into the new half, giving the Terps a 27-9 lead.
Rowe was able to bury Indiana even more when he connected with Juwann Winfree on a 30-yard scoring completion to open the fourth quarter. The Terps took a commanding 34-9 lead with 13:03 to play in the game.
Tevin Coleman helped Indiana finally reach the end zone, scoring on a four- yard rushing play with 9:29 to play in the contest. The Hoosiers sliced Maryland's lead to 34-15.
Craddock booted his third field goal of the game, another 48-yarder, to increase Maryland's lead to 37-15 with 5:56 to play. It would be the final score of the game.
Maryland had the huge advantage in the passing game, outgaining the Hoosiers through the air, 361 yards to 126, with three passing touchdowns to Indiana's zero. The Terrapins outpaced the Hoosiers in the game in terms of total offensive yards, 484-332.Game Notes