World News – US – Taulia Tagovailoa leads Maryland to insane overtime win over Minnesota


COLLEGE PARK, Md – A home and away game with returns from both teams, a dozen touchdowns and more than 1,100 yards on offense seemed destined to reach a second overtime before ending abruptly on – of all things – a botched conversion kick

Minnesota’s Brock Walker sent in an extra point try right after the potential touchdown, giving Maryland a stunning 45-44 win on Friday night

After the Terrapins recovered from a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter to force overtime, Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa ran for a 2-yard touchdown and Joseph Peterino gave an extra point for give the Terrapins – who arrived as 19- underdogs – a 45-38 lead

Minnesota responded with a 2-yard touchdown by Seth Green before Walker’s extra-points try went awry to end that Big Ten duel and start a wild celebration by the Terrapins, who sprinted happily on the pitch, seemingly indifferent that they had no fans to share the moment with

Never in school history has Maryland won after dropping 17 points in the fourth quarter

« It feels good to win, » said Michael Locksley, Maryland coach “These players have been through so much With all the things and the adversity this team has faced, it’s great and gratifying for them to be able to feel what success is. »

It was a bitter end for the Golden Gophers (0-2), who turned a 21-7 deficit into a 38-21 lead at the end of the third quarter

« We just have to be able to be resilient and develop that thick skin, so that we can take it, swallow it and react, » said quarterback Tanner Morgan. « Because I can guarantee you that we will answer »

Tagovailoa scored 26 for 35 for 394 yards and three touchdowns in his second college start He also ran for 59 yards and two scores to help the Terrapins (1-1) bounce back from a 43-3 loss to Northwestern

He became Maryland’s first quarterback to throw for 300 yards since Caleb Rowe against Virginia in 2013

Jake Funk had a career record 221 yards, and Maryland totaled 675 offensive yards

« Our team put in a lot of time, and to win like that on a Friday night is exactly what our team needed, » said Funk

Mohamed Ibrahim had 207 yards and four touchdowns, a career-high 41 carries for Minnesota, who were kicked out of the Top 25 with a loss to Michigan to open the season

Ibrahim scored twice on the 2-yard line and twice on the 1 The junior running back needed 96 rushing yards to become the 17th player in Minnesota history to reach 2000, and he reached this mark at halftime

In his debut with the Terrapins last week, Tagovailoa threw three interceptions The transfer to Alabama was much sharper in this one, finding a way to gain enough distance and points to overcome another miserable performance from defense of maryland

The Golden Gophers did their best to let Walker know the loss wasn’t his fault

« Brock’s kick didn’t make us lose the game, » said Morgan, who threw for 189 yards and a score. « He will be fine and he will be fine We love Brock and we still have his back »

Coach JP Fleck added: “I just told Brock that I love him I told him, ‘That’s not the reason we lost this football game’ There was a lot of opportunities There was a lot of blame to be done « 

Funk averages whopping 105 yards per carry After missing most of last season with a ripped ACL, the fifth-year senior secured the starting job this season after Anthony McFarland and Javon Leake left both gone for the NFL draft

Minnesota: The offense has had its way against the younger and smaller Terrapins, but Minnesota has a serious defensive problem that needs to be addressed if the team hope to be a contender in the Big Ten. Michigan is one thing, but being set on fire by an attack that scored just three points against Northwestern is embarrassing

Maryland: Looks like Tagovailoa could be something special, although it’s hard to tell at this point in the season if it’s him or if he’s facing a horrific defense

Visiting Maryland No 17 Penn State The Nittany Lions lead the series 40-2-1 and have beaten the Terps 163-6 in the past three years

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