Maryland turned to its bread and butter from the offensive side of the ball. The Terrapin offense carried the ball for a combined 261 rushing yards on 34 carries.
Running back Davin Meggett led the way for the Terps, the junior picked up 105 yards rushing and a touchdown run on the Midshipmen defense.
The young back opened up the Terps second drive with a 67 yard run from scrimmage. Meggett finished off the drive with a one yard touchdown run to give the Terps an early 14-0 lead.
Maryland’s starting senior running back, Da’Rel Scott, provided an early punch for the Terp’s rushing attack. Scott helped send the tempo for Maryland’s opening drive picking up 35 yards on five carries, with a five yard touchdown run to give the Terps their first score of the season.
Scott was limited the rest of the game after getting his wrist taped. It is unknown yet whether or not this injury coincides to last year when Scott broke his wrist.
Nevertheless, with a healthy Scott, the Terps should have one of the best running tandems in the ACC with Da’Rel Scott and Davin Meggett.
Maryland quarterback Jamarr Robinson was a pleasant surprise for the Terps. In his third start of his junior year, Robinson showed his ability to make plays outside the pocket, rushing for 92 yards.
Robinson’s mobility allowed him to pick up crucial first downs after the pocket had collapsed. His mobility has become an obvious asset for the team. Last year’s senior quarterback Chris Turner was limited outside of the pocket.