NCAAF Game Recap - Maryland at Rutgers
Sat Oct 5, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

UGA
43
Tenn
14
F
MSU
10
OHSt
34
F
UtSt
6
LSU
42
F
Okla
45
Kans
20
F
Aub
13
Fla
24
F
Kent
0
Wisc
48
F
BGSU
0
ND
52
F
Tex
42
WVU
31
F
Purd
7
PSU
35
F
Cal
7
Oreg
17
F
Iowa
3
Mich
10
F
Wash
13
Stan
23
F
Boise
38
UNLV
13
F
UCF
24
Cin
27
F
OkSt
35
TxTch
45
F
Tuls
37
SMU
43
F(2OT)
GaSo
20
SoAl
17
F(1OT)
Temp
27
ECU
17
F
NM
21
SJSU
32
F
SoFL
48
UConn
22
F
MD
48
Rut
7
F
Tul
42
Army
33
F
BC
39
Lou
41
F
TCU
24
IASt
49
F
E Mi
16
C Mi
42
F
Ball
27
NIU
20
F
WestMI
24
Toled
31
F
ArkSt
38
GASt
52
F
Ohio
21
Buff
20
F OT
Ill
17
Minn
40
F
Marsh
13
MidTN
24
F
Bayl
31
K St
12
F
AF
25
Navy
34
F
VaTec
42
MiaFL
35
F
Mem
52
ULMon
33
F
NW
10
Neb
13
F
Troy
10
Mizzu
42
F
UNC
38
GATec
22
F
Ariz
35
Colo
30
F
W Ky
20
OD
3
F
Rice
20
UAB
35
F
UMass
0
FLInt
44
F
Vand
6
Miss
31
F
UTSA
26
UTEP
16
F
Lib
20
NMSt
13
F
Pitt
33
Duke
30
F
OreSt
48
UCLA
31
F
SDSU
24
ColSt
10
F

Oct 5, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Maryland (3-2)

7

20

21

0

48

Rutgers (1-4)

0

7

0

0

7

Jackson throws 2 TDs, Maryland uses big play to rip Rutgers
Sat Oct 5, 2019 5:15 PM

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Maryland used the big play to win its first two games and they went back to it in snapping a two-game losing streak and adding to Rutgers' woes.

Josh Jackson threw two touchdowns before being hurt, Javon Leake scored three more and Terrapins had five touchdowns of 23 yards or longer in beating Rutgers 48-7 on Saturday, spoiling the debut of Scarlet Knights' interim head coach Nunzio Campanile.

The Terrapins (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten) had an 80-yard pass play, an 80-yard run, a 100-yard kickoff return, a 42-yard touchdown run and a 23-yard TD catch. They also scored three touchdowns on three consecutive offensive plays in the second quarter in handing Rutgers (1-4, 0-3) its fourth straight loss and 15th straight in the conference.

"We do have good skill players and what we have to do is continue to find ways to get them the ball in space, to allow them to do what they are capable of doing," said Maryland coach Mike Locksley, whose team scored the final 41 points. "Today we were fortunate we were able to get it done."

Guard Ellis McKennie said the big plays are simply 11 guys doing their jobs.

"If we do our job, that's how our offense is built, it's really big plays," McKennie said. "A lot of those weren't even designed big plays. They were just runs that busted. We put a hat on everybody and we have tremendous backs. Five (Anthony McFarland) and 20 (Leake) are ridiculous. Get them in open space and they are going to score."

Leake has scoring runs of 42 and 12 yards, and the long kickoff return to open the second half. McFarland scored on TD runs of 2 and 80 yards, with shorter one set up by a 39-yard interception return by linebacker Ayinde Eley.

Not only did Rutgers lose, it saw sophomore quarterback Art Sitkowski, who started the last two games, and junior halfback and captain Raheem Blackshear sit out the game.

Campanile said Blackshear is going to redshirt the rest of the season, which last weekend saw former coach Chris Ash has been fired after three-plus seasons.

Campanile said the result was not what he was looking for in his debut as a college head coach.

"It's not going to be easy, but you know, nothing worth doing in life is easy, so I'm really -- like I said, I'm excited to see what we do in the coming weeks," Campanile said. "We have some games that we have an opportunity to improve on and that's what we have to do."

Jackson, who left the game with a high sprain to his right ankle late in the first half, connected with Dontay Demus Jr . on an 80-yard pass play on Maryland's first play from scrimmage. He added a go-ahead 23-yard TD pass to Tayon Fleet-Davis just three plays after Rutgers used a flea-flicker to help tie the game at 7 on a 3-yard run by new starting quarterback Johnny Langan .

Leake got his first score on the Terps' next play from scrimmage. It was a 42-yard run , one play after Rutgers failed to get a first down on a fourth-and-1 gamble from its own 42 while trailing 14-7.

Eley then set up McFarland's first TD with his interceptions return, which gave Maryland a 27-7 halftime lead.

Leake opened the second half with a 100-yard kickoff return, McFarland added an 80-yard touchdown run and Leake closed out the scoring with a 12-yard touchdown run.

THE TAKEAWAY

Maryland: After losses to Temple and Penn State, the Terps are heading the right way heading to Purdue (1-4, 0-2). The problem will be the status of Jackson, who was 9 of 16 for 179 yards before being injured throwing a pass. Junior Tyrrell Pigrome (13 of 18 for 111) replaced him and wasn't called on to do much.

Rutgers: The offense showed a little creativity with Campanile using the option with Langan (13 of 25 for 163 and two interceptions). The best was the flea-flicker on which Mohamed Jabbie took a handoff from Langan on an end around, flipped it to Aaron Young coming around from the other side who in turn gave it to Langan for a 49-yard pass to Bo Melton. The defense gave up too many big plays. This is shaping up as another long season.

UP NEXT

Maryland stays on the road and is at Purdue next Saturday.

Rutgers also is in Indiana, to play the Hoosiers.

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Passing

MD Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Jackson 16 9 56.3 2 179 80 0 135.2
T. Pigrome 18 13 72.2 0 111 16 0 88.0
Rut Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Langan 25 13 52.0 0 163 49 2 39.3

Rushing

MD Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
A. McFarland Jr. 7 87 12.4 80 2
J. Leake 5 65 13.0 42 2
Rut Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
I. Pacheco 19 78 4.1 24 0
J. Langan 19 59 3.1 22 1

Receiving

MD Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Demus Jr. 3 94 31.3 80 1
T. Fleet-Davis 5 80 16.0 50 1
Rut Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
B. Melton 4 50 12.5 49 0
I. Washington 1 37 37.0 37 0

Fumbles

Returning

MD KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Leake 2 61.0 1 100 0 - 0 0
R. Lewis 0 - 0 0 1 0.0 0 0
Rut KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Young 7 25.0 0 48 0 - 0 0

Punting

MD Punt Yds Avg LgPu
C. Spangler 5 187 37.4 44
A. Pecorella 3 134 44.7 51
Rut Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Korsak 8 356 44.5 59

Takeaways

MD Int Yds InTD
I. Davis 1 -5 0
A. Eley 1 39 0

Team Stats Comparison

MD Rut
Points For 48 7
Total Yards 490 314
Rushing Yards 200 151
Passing Yards 290 163
Passing Completions / Attempts 22/34 13/25
Turnovers 0 2
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Fumbles - Lost 1/0 0/0
First Downs 17 11
Penalties - Yards 6/51 6/36
Time Of Possession 54:54 6:06
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 4/13 4/18
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 0/2
Punts - Average Yards 8/40 8/44

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter MD Rut
MD 6:25 TD Dontay Demus Jr. 80 yd pass from Josh Jackson (Joseph Petrino kick) 7 0
2nd Quarter MD Rut
Rut 5:23 TD Johnny Langan 3 yd run (Justin Davidovicz kick) 7 7
MD 6:34 TD Tayon Fleet-Davis 23 yd pass from Josh Jackson (Joseph Petrino kick) 14 7
MD 8:13 TD Javon Leake 42 yd run (blocked XP) 20 7
MD 9:24 TD Anthony McFarland Jr. 2 yd run (Joseph Petrino kick) 27 7
3rd Quarter MD Rut
MD 0:14 TD Javon Leake 100 yd kick return (Joseph Petrino kick) 34 7
MD 2:20 TD Anthony McFarland Jr. 80 yd run (Joseph Petrino kick) 41 7
MD 8:49 TD Javon Leake 12 yd run (Joseph Petrino kick) 48 7
4th Quarter MD Rut
No scores this quarter

Game Information

Stadium: SHI Stadium, Piscataway, New Jersey
Attendance: 30,185
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