BALTIMORE—The University of Maryland football team bounced back from a surprising loss to Temple to nail Minnesota 42-13, in a Big Ten home game on Sept. 22.
The University of Minnesota had won its first three games but could not stop the Maryland offense.
Anthony McFarland (112 yards) ran for two touchdowns, Tre Watson scored on an interception return and the Terrapins finished with 432 yards of total offense despite having the ball for nearly seven minutes less than the Gophers.
Both teams now are 3-1 but the Terps are 1-0 in the Big Ten while Minnesota slipped to 0-1.
“The players played really good,” Maryland interim coach Matt Canada said. “I got out of the way.”
Ty Johnson added an 81-yard touchdown run and quarterback Kasim Hill rebounded from a shaky effort versus Temple and finished 10-for-14 with 117 yards and a touchdown.
The Terps get a week off before getting their first big test of the season – heading to Michigan for an Oct. 6 Big Ten match-up.
BSU Football defeat Saint Augustine
Bowie State University’s football team started The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) play on Sept. 22 and kept right on rolling.
Quarterback Amir Hall completed 28-of-42 passes for 354 yards and three touchdowns as the Bulldogs scored a road victory over Saint Augustine’s University in North Carolina.
Bowie State improved to 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the CIAA. The Bulldogs started their season with a grueling four-game stretch on the road.
The Bulldogs turned things around with a 20-point second quarter which gave them a 26-7 halftime lead, and the Falcons never caught up. Saint Augustine’s (0-3, 0-1) never got any closer than when scoring the game’s final touchdown with 2:42 left in the game which made the final score 32-22.
Hall kept receivers Gilbert Lunsford and Montez Clay rather busy throughout the game. Lunsford led with 125 yards receiving and one touchdown while Clay added 95 yards and another score.
Lunsford and Clay both got their receiving touchdowns in that second quarter while William Flowers scored on a 50-yard punt return during that period as the Bulldogs took command of the game.
Bowie State won the battle of total yardage 388-180 and also finished with 23 first downs while the Falcons totaled just 12.
The Bulldogs get their first home game of 2018 on Oct. 29 when they will face Winston-Salem State University at 4 p.m.
PGCC Men’s Soccer shuts out Cumberland
The first half of the Sept. 22 game between Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) and Cumberland County (N.J.) College was scoreless. That’s when the visiting Owls took over.
David Olabisi scored two goals as PGCC recorded five in the second half en route to a 5-0 rout of Cumberland County.
Moh Sherif had the Owls flying when he scored early in the second half. Alan Hernandez scored just over three minutes later to put PGCC up, 2-0. Chris Garcia then fed Guillaume Nseke for the first goal of his college career later on for a 3-0 lead.
Olabisi then scored two late goals inside of three minutes for the 5-0 final.
Goalie Aboubacarr Sinera made two saves before Angel Olmedo came in for the first time this season and played the final 12-plus minutes.
He made one save as the Owls now have recorded four shutouts already this season.
That win was the team’s third in four games and improved the Owls to 4-3 at the end of last weekend.
Navy Football falls on the road
The Navy football team seems to have more trouble away from home than when they stay in Annapolis.
The Midshipmen now have dropped both of their road games this season after Southern Methodist University (SMU) scored a 31-30 overtime win against Navy on Sept. 22 in Dallas.
Navy scored first in overtime when Garret Lewis scored on a 1-yard run. Bennett Moehring added the extra point kick for a 30-23 lead. However, SMU answered when Ben Hicks tossed a 4-yard touchdown pass to James Proche.
The Mustangs then went for two and got it when Hicks threw to Hunter Thedford for that two-point conversion. Navy fell to 2-2 and will be off this weekend.