Maryland is pretty much scheduling a win by hosting FCS school Howard, with the question being the margin of victory. In 2019, Maryland beat Howard 79-0. Maryland was 2-3 last year and 3-9 in 2019. Howard was 0-2 last spring and 2-8 in 2019.
Maryland beat West Virginia 30-24 in its opener, taking advantage of four turnovers. Two of those in the fourth quarter led directly to 10 points. Twice, West Virginia was in the red zone in the final quarter, but Maryland's defense stiffened and stopped them.
Maryland is expecting it offense to be much better this year, and it was good last year. The defense is where improvement is needed. In the opener, the Terrapins gave up points and yardage but got stops in the fourth quarter when they needed them.
Taulia TagInovailoa passed for 332 yards with three touchdowns and no turnovers. He completed 71 percent of his passes. Maryland also managed 163 yards rushing, with Tye Fleet-David accounting for 123 of those yards. Maryland had two receivers with more than 120 yards each.
This was Tagovailoa's second 300-plus yard passing game. The junior quarterback passed for 1,011 yards, seven touchdowns, and seven interceptions in last year's shortened season.
Howard lost to Richmond 38-14, but the Bison had some fireworks offensively. Richmond held a 530-348 yardage advantage. Howard had one turnover and Richmond had none.
The Bison got one touchdown on a 64-yard pass from William Quinton to Carter Christion. The second touchdown was a 24-yard run by Ian Wheeler. Quinton passed for 226 yards, one touchdown, and no turnovers. Henry Jarrett rushed for 93 yards on 12 carries.