NCAAF Game Recap - Howard at Maryland
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

GATec
14
Clem
52
F
Duke
3
Ala
42
F
UGA
30
Vand
6
F
Hou
31
Okla
49
F
FlAtl
21
OHSt
45
F
GaSo
3
LSU
55
F
MidTN
21
Mich
40
F
ND
35
Lou
17
F
LaTec
14
Tex
45
F
Oreg
21
Aub
27
F
TxSt
7
TxAM
41
F
EWa
14
Wash
47
F
Utah
30
BYU
12
F
Idaho
7
PSU
79
F
FlaAM
0
UCF
62
F
Tuls
7
MSU
28
F
Wisc
49
SoFL
0
F
MiaOH
14
Iowa
38
F
NoIa
26
IASt
29
F(2OT)
Syr
24
Lib
0
F
NMSt
7
WaSt
58
F
SoAl
21
Neb
35
F
NW
7
Stan
17
F
Alb
21
C Mi
38
F
UCLA
14
Cin
24
F
RMor
10
Buff
38
F
Wagn
21
UConn
24
F
Mor
3
BGSU
46
F
C Ark
35
W Ky
28
F
GWebb
28
Char
49
F
AlaSt
19
UAB
24
F
FLInt
14
Tul
42
F
SDSU
21
Minn
28
F
NoCol
18
SJSU
35
F
Kent
7
AzSt
30
F
Rice
7
Army
14
F
UMass
21
Rut
48
F
UtSt
35
Wake
38
F
Purd
31
Nev
34
F
ColSt
31
Colo
52
F
OkSt
52
OreSt
36
F
Miss
10
Mem
15
F
MisSt
38
ULLaf
28
F
InSt
17
Kans
24
F
Akr
3
Ill
42
F
ECU
6
NCSt
34
F
How
0
MD
79
F
Toled
24
KY
38
F
Ind
34
Ball
24
F
Boise
36
FlaSt
31
F
JMU
13
WVU
20
F
URI
20
Ohio
41
F
Buck
12
Temp
56
F
HolyC
7
Navy
45
F
Colg
7
AF
48
F
GASt
38
Tenn
30
F
SCar
20
UNC
24
F
E Mi
30
CoCar
23
F
ETenn
7
App
42
F
MonSt
10
TxTch
45
F
PorSt
13
Ark
20
F
VaTec
28
BC
35
F
SamHu
31
NM
39
F
(N/A)
7
UTSA
35
F
Camp
14
Troy
43
F
UCDav
13
Cal
27
F
VMI
17
Marsh
56
F
IllSt
10
NIU
24
F
Monm
13
WestMI
48
F
AlcSt
10
SMiss
38
F
Nich
14
K St
49
F
SFA
17
Bayl
56
F
SMU
37
ArkSt
30
F
Norf
21
OD
24
F
Mizzu
31
Wyo
37
F
Abil
31
NorTx
51
F
UVA
30
Pitt
14
F
Gram
9
ULMon
31
F
HBU
34
UTEP
36
F
ArkPB
7
TCU
39
F
Web
0
SDSU
6
F
SoUt
23
UNLV
56
F
Fres
23
USC
31
F

Maryland 79, Howard 0

Aug 31, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT

Final

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2

3

4

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Howard (0-1)

0

0

0

0

0

Maryland (1-0)

28

28

16

7

79

Maryland rolls past Howard 79-0 in Locksley, Jackson debuts
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:04 PM

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) The game started with coach Michael Locksley and quarterback Josh Jackson unsure what to expect in their Maryland debut.

By halftime, Jackson was done for the day and Locksley' biggest concern was trying to keep from running up the score on defenseless Howard.

Jackson threw four touchdown passes and the Terrapins rolled to a 79-0 victory Saturday in a record-breaking performance.

With Jackson leading the way, Maryland scored 28 points in both the first and second quarters to shatter the school mark for most points scored in one half. The assault continued in the second half, with the only suspense being if the Terrapins would break the school record for points in game - 80 against Washington College in 1927.

Maryland's third-stringers had a first and goal at the 4 in the closing minutes but couldn't push the ball in.

Locksley didn't care. After taking advantage of Howard's porous pass defense in the first half, he had his two backup quarterbacks throw only three passes over the final 30 minutes.

"We made a decision at halftime that we were going to run the ball, even though they outnumbered us," said Locksley, who took over at Maryland after serving as Alabama offensive coordinator.

If there was any question about piling it on, Howard first-year coach Ron Prince exonerated Locksley during their brief postgame chat.

"He understood that we weren't trying to run the score up. We have respect for how the game should be played," Locksley said.

On this day, the Terrapins played it extremely well. They finished with a 623-68 advantage in total yardage, limiting Howard to 1 yard on the ground and four first downs.

Most of the highlights on offense were provided by Jackson, who came to Maryland after an injury-shortened sophomore season at Virginia Tech. He was uncertain how the layoff would affect him, although he needn't have worried - Jackson went 15 for 24 for 245 yards with TD throws of 26, 4, 6 and 24 yards.

The last Maryland quarterback to throw four touchdown passes in his first start was Mark Manges, against Villanova in 1975.

"It was nice. I kind of just got right back into the groove of things," Jackson said. "The touchdowns are cool and everything, but I was just glad we could go out and get a victory in the first game and now we did it. Seventy-nine points is pretty awesome for coach Locks and our team."

Backup Tyrrell Pigrome threw a 62-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter and ran for a 22-yard score to make it 63-0.

Maryland kept on coming with its backups, but Prince understood.

"First of all, it's my job to stop Maryland. Not Maryland's job," Prince said. "I thought coach Locksley was very sporting about the entire thing."

The Terrapins' defense also shined, limiting Howard to one first down before halftime while bottling up quarterback Caylin Newton, little brother of NFL star Cam Newton.

Newton went 3 for 11 for 23 yards, was sacked five times and did not play in the second half.

Punting was also a problem. Isaiah Moore had kicks of 14 and 3 yards, dropped the snap once and had a kick blocked for a safety.

This certainly wasn't what Prince was looking for in his first game as Howard's coach. He can console himself in knowing that competing against teams in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference can't possibly be as difficult as taking on a Big Ten school on its home turf.

"We knew Maryland was going to be a challenge. They have a fantastic roster," Prince said. "They're a big, strong team and they're going to be better."

THE TAKEAWAY

Howard: It's not a stretch to say Prince has a heck of a lot of work to do if Howard is to be competitive in the MEAC. Offense, defense and special teams were all sub-par. At least the Bison will take away a nice check for driving down the road to play against a neighboring giant.

Maryland: Well, it's tough to top this performance in terms of getting off to a strong start under a new coach, though it would be foolish to measure Maryland's strength or improvement based on this awful mismatch.

STARTING STRONG

Maryland has won 10 consecutive season openers, averaging 36.1 points per game during a streak that includes a pair of upset wins over Texas.

UP NEXT

Howard: The Bison face Youngstown State next Saturday, the second of four straight road games at the outset of the season.

Maryland: A true test for the Terrapins looms next Saturday when No. 22 Syracuse arrives in College Park.

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Passing

How Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
R. Williams 4 2 50.0 0 32 26 0 77.1
C. Newton 11 3 27.3 0 23 9 0 39.6
MD Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
T. DeSue 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
J. Jackson 24 15 62.5 4 245 49 0 136.3

Rushing

How Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Dorsey 6 21 3.5 16 0
D. Parson 12 18 1.5 4 0
MD Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
T. Fleet-Davis 16 79 4.9 14 0
J. Funk 12 79 6.6 49 1

Receiving

How Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Dorsey 1 26 26.0 26 0
J. Olibrice 1 14 14.0 14 0
MD Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Demus Jr. 3 100 33.3 62 2
B. Cobbs 2 58 29.0 39 0

Fumbles

Returning

How KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Logan-Nealy 9 16.1 0 22 0 - 0 0
MD KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Turner 1 22.0 0 22 2 26.0 1 40
R. Lewis 0 - 0 0 2 -0.5 0 0

Punting

How Punt Yds Avg LgPu
I. Moore 13 476 36.6 72
MD Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Pecorella 3 115 38.3 42
C. Spangler 1 54 54.0 54

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

How MD
Points For 0 79
Total Yards 68 623
Rushing Yards 1 317
Passing Yards 67 306
Passing Completions / Attempts 8/19 17/30
Turnovers 1 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 0/0
First Downs 4 24
Penalties - Yards 6/42 5/45
Time Of Possession 4:04 56:56
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 2/17 6/13
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/1 1/2
Punts - Average Yards 14/34 4/42

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter How MD
MD 3:54 TD Dontay Demus Jr. 26 yd pass from Josh Jackson (Joseph Petrino kick) 0 7
MD 8:07 TD Anthony McFarland Jr. 2 yd run (Joseph Petrino kick) 0 14
MD 11:44 TD Chigoziem Okonkwo 4 yd pass from Josh Jackson (Joseph Petrino kick) 0 21
MD 13:32 TD Anthony McFarland Jr. 6 yd run (Joseph Petrino kick) 0 28
2nd Quarter How MD
MD 1:16 TD Sean Nelson 6 yd pass from Josh Jackson (Joseph Petrino kick) 0 35
MD 6:10 TD DJ Turner 40 yd punt return (Joseph Petrino kick) 0 42
MD 8:45 TD Dontay Demus Jr. 62 yd pass from Tyrrell Pigrome (Joseph Petrino kick) 0 49
MD 13:30 TD Tyler Mabry 24 yd pass from Josh Jackson (Joseph Petrino kick) 0 56
3rd Quarter How MD
MD 2:50 TD Tyrrell Pigrome 22 yd run (Joseph Petrino kick) 0 63
MD 4:50 SF Team safety 0 65
MD 9:53 TD Jake Funk 24 yd run (Paul Inzerillo kick) 0 72
4th Quarter How MD
MD 1:57 TD Tyler DeSue 5 yd run (Paul Inzerillo kick) 0 79

Game Information

Stadium: Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium, College Park, Maryland
Attendance: 32,761
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