NCAAF Game Recap - Indiana at Maryland
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

Tenn
13
Ala
35
F
LSU
36
MisSt
13
F
Clem
45
Lou
10
F
OHSt
52
NW
3
F
WVU
14
Okla
52
F
Wisc
23
Ill
24
F
Mich
21
PSU
28
F
Fla
38
SCar
27
F
KY
0
UGA
21
F
Aub
51
Ark
10
F
Oreg
35
Wash
31
F
AzSt
3
Utah
21
F
Boise
25
BYU
28
F
Kans
48
Tex
50
F
Bayl
45
OkSt
27
F
Temp
21
SMU
45
F
Minn
42
Rut
7
F
Tuls
13
Cin
24
F
Mizzu
14
Vand
21
F
Purd
20
Iowa
26
F
ULMon
7
App
52
F
SoAl
13
Troy
37
F
ULLaf
37
ArkSt
20
F
UCLA
34
Stan
16
F
Marsh
36
FlAtl
31
F
Pitt
27
Syr
20
F
UNLV
27
Fres
56
F
Kent
38
Ohio
45
F
Hou
24
UConn
17
F
IASt
34
TxTch
24
F
GATec
28
MiaFL
21
F OT
NCSt
24
BC
45
F
C Mi
38
BGSU
20
F
Toled
14
Ball
52
F
NIU
24
MiaOH
27
F
OreSt
21
Cal
17
F
TCU
17
K St
24
F
CoCar
27
GaSo
30
F(2OT)
NM
10
Wyo
23
F
Buff
21
Akr
0
F
SoFL
3
Navy
35
F
SMiss
30
LaTec
45
F
UNC
41
VaTec
43
F(5OT)
Duke
14
UVA
48
F
Ind
34
MD
28
F
Char
14
W Ky
30
F
OD
14
UAB
38
F
MidTN
30
NorTx
33
F
Rice
27
UTSA
31
F
Maine
44
Lib
59
F
WestMI
27
E Mi
34
F
Tul
17
Mem
47
F
ECU
28
UCF
41
F
Colo
10
WaSt
41
F
SDSU
27
SJSU
17
F
Army
21
GASt
28
F
UTEP
17
FLInt
32
F
TxAM
24
Miss
17
F
FlaSt
20
Wake
22
F
Ariz
14
USC
41
F
Nev
10
UtSt
36
F
AF
56
Hawaii
26
F

Indiana 34, Maryland 28

Oct 19, 2019, 3:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Indiana (5-2)

14

10

7

3

34

Maryland (3-4)

7

14

7

0

28

Ramsey shines in relief to help Indiana beat Maryland 34-28
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:33 PM

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) After losing his job to a freshman, Peyton Ramsey never abandoned the work ethic that enabled him to start 12 games at quarterback for Indiana last year.

Ramsey's willingness to be ready at a moment's notice paid off handsomely Saturday for the gritty junior, who threw for 193 yards and a touchdown in a relief role to help the Hoosiers beat Maryland 34-28.

Ramsey took over for injured Michael Penix Jr. with 12 minutes left in the second quarter and Indiana ahead 14-7. Showing no small measure of poise, Ramsey exuded calm in the huddle and finesse while running the offense.

"I'm just so proud of Patrick Ramsey," coach Tom Allen said. "What an absolutely awesome young man. He was ready to play when called upon. It's been tough on him, but he's the ultimate team player. He proved his value to his teammates today."

Coming off a season in which he threw for 2,875 yards and 19 touchdowns, Ramsey was displaced as the starter by Penix, a redshirt freshman with a dynamic left arm. Instead of moping or seeking a transfer, Ramsey stayed on as a backup and made the best of the situation.

"You take a lot of pride in being the guy, so be able to accept that, a lot of guys can't," Allen said. "He chose to stay for this football team. Not just stay, but be prepared every week."

Ramsey may not be done as a starter. Allen would not describe any aspect of the injury to Penix except to say, "I'm not sure what next week holds, but I don't think it's a long term thing."

It may not matter, because Ramsey looked good behind center after a short period of adjustment. He got a field goal out of his first drive and threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Nick Westbrook before halftime for a 24-21 lead.

"I started off a little shakier than I would have liked to, but I knew the game plan, knew where the ball was supposed to go," Ramsey said. "It was just getting that first drive out of my system, and then I felt good after that."

With Ramsey leading the way, the Hoosiers (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten) amassed 520 yards, including 334 through the air against the worst pass defense in the conference. Ramsey went 20 for 27 and ran for 46 yards.

Penix was 9 for 14 for 141 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

Stevie Scott took care of the ground game, grinding out 108 yards and two touchdowns.

Javon Leake ran for a career-high 158 yards and two scores for Maryland (3-4, 1-3), which has lost four of five under first-year coach Michael Locksley.

The Terrapins had a shot at the end, but their final two possessions ended in turnovers.

"We didn't make plays when we had opportunities to," Locksley lamented. "We had two drives at the end there to win the ballgame and we didn't get it done. Ended those two drives with turnovers. Good teams don't beat themselves, and we continue to do it. I have to get us fixed."

A 9-yard touchdown run by Scott put Indiana ahead 31-21 in the third quarter, but Maryland answered with a 1-yard TD run by Leake following a 52-yard completion from Tyrrell Pigrome to Tyler Mabry.

It was still 31-28 with 3:42 remaining when Indiana's Juwan Burgess stripped the ball from Leake and pounced on the loose ball at the Maryland 15. That set up a field goal, and the Terrapins got to the Indiana 42 before an interception ended their final threat.

"We played our heart out. I know that for a fact," Leake said. "We just made some bad turnovers at the end."

Starting a second straight game for injured starter Josh Jackson, Pigrome completed 17 of 27 passes for 210 yards. His last pass, picked off by Reese Taylor, was one he would like back.

"I thought the line protected well on that play," Pigrome said. "It was me. I just overthrew the ball a little bit."

Penix and Ramsey combined for 280 yards passing in the first half, and each threw a touchdown.

The Hoosiers got their first score on a 28-yard pass from Penix to Donavan Hale and went up 14-7 when Scott ran in from the 3.

Indiana was poised to add to the advantage when Antoine Brooks Jr. picked off a deflected pass in the end zone. Leake then peeled off a 60-yard touchdown run.

NO McFARLAND

The Terrapins were without running back Anthony McFarland Jr., who has been nursing a high ankle sprain for several weeks. McFarland has scored seven touchdowns, but last week against Purdue was limited to four yards on four carries. The sophomore ranks second on the team with 340 yards rushing.

TURNOVER STREAK

Brooks' interception extended to 19 the number of successive games in which Maryland has forced a turnover. The streak started in the 2018 opener.

THE TAKEAWAY

Indiana: Winning on the road isn't easy in the Big Ten, so the Hoosiers won't apologize for an uneven performance that provided the desired result. Style points do not apply when adding up the number of wins to become bowl eligible.

Maryland: Locksley takes pride in the play of his offense, which has been adequate. But his defense is atrocious, and that is why the Terrapins appear destined to stagger down the stretch in a season that started with blowout wins over Howard and Syracuse.

UP NEXT

Indiana: At Nebraska next Saturday. The Hoosiers are 0-5 against the Cornhuskers since a 23-7 victory in 1959.

Maryland: At Minnesota next Saturday. The Golden Gophers are the surprise of the Big Ten, unbeaten after seven games.

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Passing

Ind Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
P. Ramsey 27 20 74.1 1 193 29 0 105.9
M. Penix Jr. 14 9 64.3 1 141 28 1 91.7
MD Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
T. Pigrome 27 17 63.0 2 210 52 1 96.2

Rushing

Ind Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
S. Scott III 18 108 6.0 34 2
P. Ramsey 8 46 5.8 15 0
MD Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Leake 23 158 6.9 60 2
T. Fleet-Davis 5 9 1.8 7 0

Receiving

Ind Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
P. Hendershot 6 95 15.8 28 0
N. Westbrook 6 75 12.5 26 1
MD Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Demus Jr. 5 82 16.4 40 1
T. Mabry 1 52 52.0 52 0

Fumbles

MD F FL
J. Leake 1 1

Returning

Ind KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Ellis 5 20.6 0 30 0 - 0 0
W. Philyor 0 - 0 0 1 7.0 0 7
MD KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Leake 3 20.7 0 25 0 - 0 0
T. Fleet-Davis 2 7.5 0 11 0 - 0 0

Punting

Ind Punt Yds Avg LgPu
H. Whitehead 5 197 39.4 48
MD Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Pecorella 3 126 42.0 48
C. Spangler 2 99 49.5 60

Takeaways

Ind Int Yds InTD
R. Taylor 1 0 0
J. Burgess 0 0 0
MD Int Yds InTD
A. Brooks Jr. 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Ind MD
Points For 34 28
Total Yards 520 383
Rushing Yards 186 173
Passing Yards 334 210
Passing Completions / Attempts 29/41 17/27
Turnovers 1 2
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 1/0 1/1
First Downs 28 21
Penalties - Yards 11/105 6/62
Time Of Possession 32:32 27:27
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/13 6/14
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 2/3
Punts - Average Yards 5/39 5/45

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Ind MD
Ind 1:57 TD Donavan Hale 28 yd pass from Michael Penix Jr. (Logan Justus kick) 7 0
MD 5:19 TD Chigoziem Okonkwo 11 yd pass from Tyrrell Pigrome (Joseph Petrino kick) 7 7
Ind 8:29 TD Stevie Scott III 3 yd run (Logan Justus kick) 14 7
2nd Quarter Ind MD
MD 2:55 TD Javon Leake 60 yd run (Joseph Petrino kick) 14 14
Ind 7:24 FG Logan Justus 20 yd FG 17 14
MD 10:51 TD Dontay Demus Jr. 15 yd pass from Tyrrell Pigrome (Joseph Petrino kick) 17 21
Ind 14:36 TD Nick Westbrook 26 yd pass from Peyton Ramsey (Logan Justus kick) 24 21
3rd Quarter Ind MD
Ind 12:28 TD Stevie Scott III 9 yd run (Logan Justus kick) 31 21
MD 14:59 TD Javon Leake 1 yd run (Joseph Petrino kick) 31 28
4th Quarter Ind MD
Ind 12:11 FG Logan Justus 34 yd FG 34 28

Game Information

Stadium: Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium, College Park, Maryland
Attendance: 32,606
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