NCAAF Game Recap - Syracuse at Maryland
Sat Sep 7, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

TxAM
10
Clem
24
F
NMSt
10
Ala
62
F
Murr
17
UGA
63
F
SD
14
Okla
70
F
Cin
0
OHSt
42
F
LSU
45
Tex
38
F
Army
21
Mich
24
F(1OT)
Tul
6
Aub
24
F
UT-M
0
Fla
45
F
NIU
17
Utah
35
F
Cal
20
Wash
19
F
Buff
13
PSU
45
F
Nev
6
Oreg
77
F
C Mi
0
Wisc
61
F
UCF
48
FlAtl
14
F
WestMI
17
MSU
51
F
Rut
0
Iowa
30
F
Syr
20
MD
63
F
NoCol
17
WaSt
59
F
Stan
20
USC
45
F
Marsh
7
Boise
14
F
Neb
31
Colo
34
F OT
Wake
41
Rice
21
F
W&M
17
UVA
52
F
SacSt
7
AzSt
19
F
Ohio
10
Pitt
20
F
(N/A)
23
Kent
26
F
WVU
7
Mizzu
38
F
Sou
24
Mem
55
F
BGSU
0
K St
52
F
OD
17
VaTec
31
F
ChaSo
10
SCar
72
F
Vand
24
Purd
42
F
UAB
31
Akr
20
F
WCU
0
NCSt
41
F
SoFL
10
GATec
14
F
Ford
29
Ball
57
F
TnTec
17
MiaOH
48
F
SMiss
15
MisSt
38
F
Gram
14
LaTec
20
F
SIU
45
UMass
20
F
E Il
0
Ind
52
F
Ill
31
UConn
23
F
Rich
13
BC
45
F
Char
41
App
56
F
WIl
13
ColSt
38
F
UTSA
14
Bayl
63
F
SDSU
23
UCLA
14
F
ULMon
44
FlaSt
45
F OT
Maine
18
GaSo
26
F
GWebb
9
ECU
48
F
NCAT
13
Duke
45
F
Furm
42
GASt
48
F
Wyo
23
TxSt
14
F
JacSt
14
SoAl
37
F
NorTx
27
SMU
49
F
McNee
14
OkSt
56
F
TnSt
26
MidTN
45
F
CoCar
12
Kans
7
F
BYU
29
Tenn
26
F(1OT)
E Ky
0
Lou
42
F
W Ky
20
FLInt
14
F
Stony
7
UtSt
62
F
Ark
17
Miss
31
F
Lib
14
ULLaf
35
F
E Mi
17
KY
38
F
UTEP
3
TxTch
38
F
PVAM
17
Hou
37
F
MiaFL
25
UNC
28
F
Tuls
34
SJSU
16
F
ArkSt
43
UNLV
17
F
Minn
38
Fres
35
F(1OT)
NoAZ
41
Ariz
65
F
OreSt
28
Hawaii
31
F

Sep 7, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

(21) Syracuse (1-1)

7

6

7

0

20

Maryland (2-0)

21

21

7

14

63

Jackson sharp as Maryland blows out No. 21 Syracuse 63-20
Sat Sep 7, 2019 7:08 PM

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Using a fast-paced offense that's racking up huge chunks of yardage and scoring at an astounding clip, Maryland isn't content merely to blow out the opposition.

The objective Saturday was to pound No. 21 Syracuse into submission.

"Our goal was to try to make them quit, and I think we did a good job at that," quarterback Josh Jackson said after the Terrapins rolled to a surprisingly easy 63-20 victory.

Jackson threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns to anchor another prolific offensive performance by Maryland, which scored 42 first-half points and finished with a whopping 650 yards in offense.

After beating Howard 79-0 in their first game under coach Michael Locksley, the Terrapins (2-0) came up with an impressive encore against a highly regarded foe.

The 63 points were the most ever by Maryland against a ranked opponent. Although Locksley eased up after a 64-yard touchdown run by Javon Leake early in the third quarter, the Terrapins finished with 29 first downs and 354 yards rushing.

It was the most lopsided victory by an unranked team over a ranked team since Oklahoma beat No. 13 Texas A&M 51-13 on Oct. 23, 1999.

Locksley came to Maryland after serving as offensive coordinator at Alabama, and Jackson transferred from Virginia Tech in February. The two have teamed to form a quick-strike offense that is equally effective on the ground and through the air.

Jackson completed 21 of 38 passes, attempting only two throws in the fourth quarter. He has tossed seven TD passes in two games with one interception.

"Our style of play, it's hard to match it - our tempo and the way we executed it," Jackson said. "That's kind of what we expect. None of us thought this was a surprise for us to be able to put up points."

Anthony McFarland Jr. ran for two scores and caught a 6-yard TD pass from Jackson during a sparkling first half in which the Terrapins amassed 397 yards and built a 29-point lead against a Syracuse team coming off a season-opening shutout of Liberty.

"Obviously, we're not as good as the first game, and I would like to think we're not as bad as the second game," said Orange coach Dino Babers, insisting that the defense will ultimately be the strength of the team.

Perhaps, but on this day Syracuse was constantly in pursuit of wide open receivers and trying to chase down runners past the line of scrimmage. And when they caught up to them, it often wasn't good enough.

"There were a lot of missed tackles," Babers lamented. "And when you have missed tackles on a defense, you're going to get guys extend plays."

Missed tackles aside, Maryland's offense presents plenty of problems because Jackson is a skilled passer and a threat to run, and he's got a host of capable running backs behind him.

"We run a style of offense that the defense can't be right unless they out-execute us," Locksley said.

A 7-yard touchdown pass from Jackson to Tyler Mabry, a Syracuse turnover and a 3-yard run by McFarland made it 14-0 with less than 6 minutes elapsed.

It was 14-7 before Leake ran for a score and McFarland followed a turnover by the Orange with a 20-yard TD run for a 28-7 lead.

That was enough offense to beat a Syracuse attack led by redshirt sophomore Tommy DeVito, who went 28 for 39 for 330 yards and three touchdowns. But he lost a fumble and threw an interception, turnovers that Maryland converted into scores.

PRESSURE DOWNS

Maryland went 11 for 15 in turning third downs into first downs, including 8 for 9 in the first half.

"That's an amazing statistic, no matter who you're playing," Babers said. "That is not indicative of our defense. We're normally fantastic on third down."

Syracuse was 6 for 15 on third down and failed to convert any of its three fourth-down tries.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Syracuse appears poised to exit the Top 25 after opening at No. 22 and jumping a notch last week.

"This is definitely humble pie," Babers said. "I don't know what it tastes like, but it probably tastes exactly the way I feel right now."

THE TAKEAWAY

Syracuse: The defense couldn't stop the run and was helpless against the pass. DeVito got off some decent throws when given time in the pocket but does not fare well under pressure.

Maryland: There's no denying that this offense is electric and Jackson is best suited to run it.

UP NEXT

Syracuse: Home opener against Clemson, which entered weekend atop the AP poll. Tigers edged Orange 27-23 last year.

Maryland: First road game is at Temple, which opened with a 56-12 rout of Bucknell before getting a bye this week.

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Passing

Syr Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Welch 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
T. Harris 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
MD Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Jackson 38 21 55.3 3 296 40 1 95.9

Rushing

Syr Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
M. Neal 12 47 3.9 10 0
A. Adams 7 37 5.3 13 0
MD Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Leake 7 107 15.3 64 2
J. Funk 5 94 18.8 54 1

Receiving

Syr Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Jackson 7 157 22.4 52 2
T. Harris 5 85 17.0 29 0
MD Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Jones 3 70 23.3 40 0
D. Turner 2 53 26.5 29 0

Fumbles

Syr F FL
T. DeVito 1 1
A. Adams 1 0

Returning

Syr KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
S. Riley 4 19.8 0 25 1 15.0 0 15
M. Pierre 1 27.0 0 27 0 - 0 0
MD KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Leake 1 20.0 0 20 0 - 0 0

Punting

Syr Punt Yds Avg LgPu
S. Hofrichter 5 196 39.2 52
MD Punt Yds Avg LgPu
C. Spangler 2 63 31.5 32
A. Pecorella 1 32 32.0 32

Takeaways

Syr Int Yds InTD
A. Cisco 1 0 0
MD Int Yds InTD
J. Mosley 1 13 0

Team Stats Comparison

Syr MD
Points For 20 63
Total Yards 400 650
Rushing Yards 70 354
Passing Yards 330 296
Passing Completions / Attempts 28/41 21/38
Turnovers 2 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 2/1 0/0
First Downs 18 29
Penalties - Yards 6/35 5/30
Time Of Possession 53:53 7:07
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/15 11/15
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/3 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 5/39 3/32

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Syr MD
MD 2:53 TD Tyler Mabry 7 yd pass from Josh Jackson (Joseph Petrino kick) 0 7
MD 5:59 TD Anthony McFarland Jr. 3 yd run (Joseph Petrino kick) 0 14
Syr 10:20 TD Trishton Jackson 9 yd pass from Tommy DeVito (Andre Szmyt kick) 7 14
MD 14:14 TD Javon Leake 3 yd run (Joseph Petrino kick) 7 21
2nd Quarter Syr MD
MD 5:41 TD Anthony McFarland Jr. 20 yd run (Joseph Petrino kick) 7 28
Syr 7:39 TD Sean Riley 15 yd pass from Tommy DeVito (missed kick) 13 28
MD 10:07 TD Carlos Carriere 15 yd pass from Josh Jackson (Joseph Petrino kick) 13 35
MD 14:04 TD Anthony McFarland Jr. 6 yd pass from Josh Jackson (Joseph Petrino kick) 13 42
3rd Quarter Syr MD
MD 1:54 TD Javon Leake 64 yd run (Joseph Petrino kick) 13 49
Syr 4:24 TD Trishton Jackson 52 yd pass from Tommy DeVito (Andre Szmyt kick) 20 49
4th Quarter Syr MD
MD 6:47 TD Tayon Fleet-Davis 5 yd run (Joseph Petrino kick) 20 56
MD 12:36 TD Jake Funk 10 yd run (Joseph Petrino kick) 20 63

Game Information

Stadium: Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium, College Park, Maryland
Attendance: 33,493
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