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Terps stuffed by No. 19 Nebraska, 28-7

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Their defense held into the game much better than they had been the past few weeks, but the Maryland football team could generate little to nothing on offense as they fell to the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Lincoln, Neb. On Saturday, 28-7.

The Terps were out-gained 401 to 207 against the No. 19 Cornhuskers as they dropped their fourth-straight game and sixth out of their last seven. The Terps only gained 11 yards on the ground. Freshman quarterback Max Bortenschlager started the game with hopes of generating some sort of threat through the air. It didn’t particularly work, though, as he finished with 191 yards, including a 92-yard breakaway touchdown pass by DJ Moore. Moore led Maryland with six receptions for 124 yards and a touchdown.

Nebraska scored on their first two drives of the game and once again before halftime to gain a 21-0 lead at the break. They build on that in the second half as well before the Terps finally scored.

Maryland turned the ball over on downs to end their opening drive and the Cornhuskers responded by taking the ball 72 yards down the field in just over two and a half minutes. Terrell Newby scored with an eight-yard touchdown run. Then after a Terps punt, Nebraska scored after just seven plays again, with a 57-yard drive. Once again, Newby ran the ball into the endzone.

Late in the second quarter the Cornhuskers mounted a dominant 16-play, 78-yard drive and took over six minutes off the clock. The drive was capped with a four-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Westerkamp to Ryker Fyfe.

Nebraska then made it a 28-0 lead after their second drive of the third quarter. That was another big drive as they went 69 yards on 14 plays. Newby again was the one to get the ball into the endzone. He finished the game with 98 yards on the ground and three touchdowns.

Maryland avoided the shutout late in the fourth quarter when Moore broke loose and took a pass from Bortenschlager 92 yards for the touchdown.

Despite having such little success against their Big Ten competition, the Terps still have a great chance to become bowl eligible. They can achieve their sixth victory of the year should be beat Rutgers next Saturday at Capital One Field.

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