NCAAF Game Recap - Maryland at Minnesota
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

Ark
7
Ala
48
F
Aub
20
LSU
23
F
Wisc
7
OHSt
38
F
BC
7
Clem
59
F
Okla
41
K St
48
F
PSU
28
MSU
7
F
ND
14
Mich
45
F
WaSt
35
Oreg
37
F
Cal
0
Utah
35
F
Tex
27
TCU
37
F
SMU
34
Hou
31
F
MD
10
Minn
52
F
Iowa
20
NW
0
F
App
30
SoAl
3
F
OkSt
34
IASt
27
F
AzSt
32
UCLA
42
F
USC
35
Colo
31
F
BGSU
10
WestMI
49
F
MisSt
30
TxAM
49
F
Lib
34
Rut
44
F
Ill
24
Purd
6
F
MiaFL
16
Pitt
12
F
SJSU
34
Army
29
F
SMiss
20
Rice
6
F
Ohio
34
Ball
21
F
Nev
3
Wyo
31
F
W Ky
23
Marsh
26
F
NMSt
7
GaSo
41
F
Akr
0
NIU
49
F
E Mi
34
Toled
37
F OT
MiaOH
23
Kent
16
F
C Mi
20
Buff
43
F
Tul
38
Navy
41
F
Ariz
31
Stan
41
F
Ind
38
Neb
31
F
FLInt
17
MidTN
50
F
FlAtl
41
OD
3
F
UConn
56
UMass
35
F
UVA
21
Lou
28
F
Syr
17
FlaSt
35
F
NorTx
38
Char
39
F
SoFL
45
ECU
20
F
Hawaii
45
NM
31
F
SCar
21
Tenn
41
F
Duke
17
UNC
20
F
TxSt
14
ArkSt
38
F
Troy
33
GASt
52
F
Mem
42
Tuls
41
F
UCF
63
Temp
21
F
TxTch
34
Kans
37
F
ColSt
41
Fres
31
F
Mizzu
7
KY
29
F
LaTec
42
UTEP
21
F
UtSt
7
AF
31
F
SDSU
20
UNLV
17
F

Oct 26, 2019, 3:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Maryland (3-5)

0

3

0

7

10

(17) Minnesota (8-0)

14

14

10

14

52

No. 17 Minnesota routs Maryland 52-10 to stay unbeaten
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:38 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Coach P.J. Fleck had finished celebrating No. 17 Minnesota's 52-10 victory over Maryland on Saturday and again echoed the familiar refrain to reporters that his Gophers concentrate only a week at a time.

With the game behind him, and a potential matchup of undefeated Top 25 teams on the horizon, Fleck willingly went into pitch mode for ESPN's "College Game Day" to come to Minnesota on Nov. 9 when the Gophers host Penn State.

"I'm really lobbying here," Fleck joked, recalling a conversation with Game Day host Rece Davis. "Well, Rece, we're here. It's a perfect opportunity to do it, and it's unique and creative. It's not the same old, same old. No offense to Alabama and LSU, that's pretty cool. But this, I think, is a unique experience that doesn't happen very often, and hasn't happened ever."

Rodney Smith ran for 103 yards to become Minnesota's career leader in all-purpose yards, Seth Green had two touchdown runs and the Gophers routed Maryland to set up the intriguing matchup in two weeks.

Tanner Morgan was 12-of-21 passing for 138 yards and two touchdowns to help the Gophers (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten) reach 8-0 for the first time since 1941. Minnesota has the nation's fourth-longest winning streak at 10, trailing Clemson, Ohio State and Appalachian State.

The Gophers were national champions when they started 8-0 in 1941. The 5-0 start in conference play is their first since 1961, the last year they earned a trip to the Rose Bowl.

"Trap games, you want to look ahead, this team does not look ahead," Fleck said. "Whether we would have lost or won tonight, they don't look ahead. They're not allowed to, our culture's very strong, the four walls are really tight and found a way to get a win."

Maryland (3-5, 1-4) lost for the fifth time in six games while again losing a starting quarterback. Tyrrell Pigrome was injured late in the first half. He was helped off the field favoring his left leg.

"They're a team that possesses the ball, and they control the tempo," Terrapins coach Michael Locksley said. "It was going to be up to us to get off the field on defense, which we didn't do. We gave up 300 yards rushing. That tells the story for us."

The Gophers held a 42:53-17:07 advantage in time of possession.

Javon Leake had a team-high 44 rushing yards and Maryland was held to 79 yards rushing as a team. Anthony McFarland Jr. returned after missing a game with an ankle injury and had 38 yards on 10 carries.

In wins over Minnesota the past two seasons, the Terrapins had a combined 577 yards rushing.

"We tried to get things going coming out," McFarland said. "We just didn't execute. That's all it is with us. A lot of times when we get down like this and take these tough losses, it's always because we beat ourselves."

On the second play from scrimmage, Pigrome's pass to Dontay Demus Jr. was tipped and intercepted by Antoine Winfield Jr. Morgan capped the ensuing drive with a touchdown pass to Rashod Bateman.

Coney Durr later intercepted Pigrome's pass, on another tip by Demus, and returned it 72 yards for a touchdown.

FROM TWO TO ONE

Pigrome started his third straight game at quarterback, but Maryland also had Josh Jackson in uniform after he missed the previous two games with a sprained ankle. Jackson, who started the first five games of the season, played one series in the first half.

Pigrome was replaced by redshirt freshman Tyler DeSue. DeSue was 4 of 12 for 88 yards passing and he connected with Tayon Fleet-Davis for a 59-yard touchdown. Locksley didn't have an update on Pigrome after the game and said he felt Jackson wasn't ready to play full-time.

RODNEY'S RECORDS

In his 47th game for Minnesota, Smith surpassed Darrell Thompson for the school's all-purpose yards mark with 5,117. Thompson had 5,109 yards in 45 games.

Smith moved to third in rushing yards with 3,848, a chart led by Thompson at 4,654. Smith is 85 yards behind Laurence Maroney for second.

"I think team goals always come before personal goals," Smith said. "We know we're a special group. We just have to keep the train rolling."

THE TAKEAWAY

Maryland: For the second time this season against a ranked opponent, Maryland's running game was shut down. The Terrapins entered the game third in the Big Ten in rushing averaging 207.1 yards per game. The road ahead isn't any easier with two more ranked opponents the next two weeks.

Minnesota: The Gophers have taken care of their schedule to date. Now comes the challenge with home games against the Nittany Lions and No. 13 Wisconsin and road games at No. 20 Iowa and Northwestern in the season's final month. Minnesota has a two-game lead in the Big Ten's West division and likely would appear in the conference championship game with a victory against the winner of next week's Iowa at Wisconsin game.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Another small move up the poll is likely, particularly with No. 13 Wisconsin losing its second straight game and No. 15 Texas losing at TCU. The Gophers last ranking as high as this season was in 2004 when they reached No. 13.

UP NEXT

Maryland: Hosts No. 19 Michigan on Oct. 2.

Minnesota: The hopeful "College Game Day" appearance would come Nov. 9 with Penn State in town.

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Passing

MD Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Jackson 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
T. DeSue 12 4 33.3 1 88 59 0 88.2
Minn Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
T. Morgan 21 12 57.1 2 138 20 1 89.0
J. Clark 1 1 100.0 0 39 39 0 118.8

Rushing

MD Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Leake 7 44 6.3 33 0
A. McFarland Jr. 10 38 3.8 10 0
Minn Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
R. Smith 17 103 6.1 19 1
S. Brooks 10 56 5.6 15 0

Receiving

MD Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Fleet-Davis 1 59 59.0 59 1
C. Carriere 3 31 10.3 11 0
Minn Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Autman-Bell 4 56 14.0 19 0
H. Van Dyne 1 39 39.0 39 0

Fumbles

Returning

MD KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Leake 5 27.2 0 41 0 - 0 0
R. Lewis 1 9.0 0 9 0 - 0 0
Minn KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Douglas 2 16.5 0 29 1 -7.0 0 0

Punting

MD Punt Yds Avg LgPu
C. Spangler 5 198 39.6 50
A. Pecorella 2 81 40.5 41
Minn Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Herbers 1 29 29.0 29

Takeaways

MD Int Yds InTD
M. Lewis 1 40 0
Minn Int Yds InTD
C. Durr 1 72 1
A. Winfield Jr. 1 30 0

Team Stats Comparison

MD Minn
Points For 10 52
Total Yards 210 498
Rushing Yards 79 321
Passing Yards 131 177
Passing Completions / Attempts 10/23 13/22
Turnovers 2 1
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 1/0
First Downs 10 30
Penalties - Yards 4/36 2/15
Time Of Possession 7:07 53:53
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 2/11 7/11
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 2/2
Punts - Average Yards 7/40 1/29

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter MD Minn
Minn 1:59 TD Rashod Bateman 9 yd pass from Tanner Morgan (Michael Lantz kick) 0 7
Minn 12:22 TD Seth Green 10 yd run (Michael Lantz kick) 0 14
2nd Quarter MD Minn
Minn 2:31 TD Tyler Johnson 16 yd pass from Tanner Morgan (Michael Lantz kick) 0 21
Minn 11:19 TD Coney Durr 72 yd interception return (Michael Lantz kick) 0 28
MD 14:50 FG Joseph Petrino 31 yd FG 3 28
3rd Quarter MD Minn
Minn 4:41 FG Michael Lantz 32 yd FG 3 31
Minn 13:23 TD Rodney Smith 1 yd run (Michael Lantz kick) 3 38
4th Quarter MD Minn
Minn 6:36 TD Seth Green 1 yd run (Brock Walker kick) 3 45
MD 8:12 TD Tayon Fleet-Davis 59 yd pass from Tyler DeSue (Joseph Petrino kick) 10 45
Minn 11:53 TD Treyson Potts 2 yd run (Michael Tarbutt kick) 10 52

Game Information

Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Attendance: 44,715
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