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Game 2: Maryland at Charlotte



Football

Maryland (1-0, 0-0 B1G) vs. Charlotte (0-2, 0-1 C-USA)
September 10, 2022
Jerry Richardson Stadium
3:34 p.m. EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland football team will play its first road game of the 2022 season on Saturday, Sept. 10 as the Terrapins travel to Charlotte for a 3:30 pm kick. The game will be streamed on Stadium and broadcast live on the Maryland Sports Radio Network.
 

GAME 2 STORYLINES

REWRITING THE RECORD BOOKS

  • QB Taulia Tagovailoa rewrote the Maryland record books in 2021, setting five program records. The All-Big Ten honoree reached the top of the Maryland single-season record book in passing yards (3,860), completions (328), completion percentage (69.2%), touchdowns (26, tied with Scott Milanovich, 1993) and 300- yard-passing games (7).
  • Tagovailoa had the sixth-most single season passing yards in Big Ten history last season, only trailing Dwayne Haskins (Ohio State, 2018), CJ Stroud (Ohio State, 2021), Curtis Painter (Purdue, 2006) and Drew Brees (Purdue, 1998 & 1999).
  • In his third season as a Terp, Tagovailoa stands first in program lore in career completion percentage (67.6%), second in career 300-yard passing games (8), fourth in career passing touchdowns (33), fifth in career completions (427 ) and sixth in career passing yards (5,161).
  • This past week, Tagovailoa became the quickest Maryland quarterback ever to eclipse the 5,000 career yards mark.
Taulia

non-conference success

  • The Terps have won five-straight games against non-conference opponents, with the last loss coming on September 15, 2019 against Temple. under head coach Michael Locksleythe Terps are 7-1 in non-conference games with wins over Power Five teams Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Syracuse.
  • In the Locksley era (2019-pres.), Maryland’s average of 46.6 points per game in non-conference play leads the nation.
  • The Terps have scored 30-plus points in seven-of-eight non-conference games under Locksley.
Rakim Jarrett

the cupboard is stocked

  • The Terps bring back nine players who earned All-Big Ten honors over the last two seasons. OL Spencer AndersonCB Jakorian BennettWR Dontay Demus Jr.OL Jaelyn DuncanDL Amy Finau, WR Rakim JarrettDL Mosiah Nasili-KiteDB Tarheeb Still and QB Taulia Tagovailoa all return to the Terps as the foundation of the 2022 team.
  • Maryland has the 10th ranked returning offense in the nation according to ESPN’s SP+ rankings, which takes into account teams’ returning production, recent recruiting and recent results to project where they’re trending between seasons.
  • The Terps, which return a plethora off offensive talent, including the entire starting offensive line from 2021, has the third ranked offense in the Big Ten for 2022 (Michigan and Ohio State) according to ESPN.
Taulia

Jakorian pbu-bennett

  • DB Jakorian Bennett led all Power Five players with 16 pass breakups last season. In 12 games played, Bennett had 13 pass breakups and three interceptions, for an average of 1.3 pass breakups per game.
  • The senior had five games with at least two pass breakups, tied for the third-most in the country. Bennett’s 16 pass breakups were the most by a Terp since Domonique Foxworth had 22 in 2002.
  • In Week One against Buffalo, Bennett recorded five pass breakups, the most by a Terp since Tino Ellis also had five against Minnesota in 2018. Bennett’s five breakups were the second-most by any player in the country in Week One, only trailing Joey Porter Jr. of Penn State, and its tied for the second-most by any Big Ten player since 2015.
  • Bennett now has 21 pass breakups since the beginning of 2021, the most in the country.
Jakorian Bennett

wide receiver u

  • Maryland has the third-best wide receiver room in the nation, per CBS Sports, only trailing Ohio State and USC. The Terrapin receiving corps has combined for an impressive 391 receptions, 5,712 receiving yards and 80 touchdowns thus far in their career.
  • The group features 2022 Biletnikoff Award Watch List member Rakim Jarrett, who led the Terps and stood top-10 in the Big Ten in every receiving category in 2021. Jarrett totaled 62 receptions for 829 yards and five touchdowns last season and has at least one reception in all 18 games he’s played as a Terp. Jarrett recorded the fifth 100-yard game of his career in the season opening win vs. Buffalo, catching six passes for 110 yards.
  • Jarrett was named the No. 68 best player in college football by ESPN in their preseason top-100 player list and was selected as the No. 23 best player in the Big Ten by the Big Ten Network.
  • Jarrett is joined by 2021 Biletnikoff candidate Dontay Demus Jr.who currently stands second in program history in career 100-yard games (7), sixth in career touchdowns (13), eighth in career yards (1,798) and 11th in career receptions (109).
  • Demus Jr. has caught a pass in 28 straight games in which he has played, the seventh-longest streak in the country and second-longest in the Big Ten, only trailing Minnesota’s Chris Autman-Bell.
  • Jacob Copeland joins the already potent group after a four year career at Florida where he appeared in 40 games with 23 starts, totaling 86 receptions for 1,366 yards and nine touchdowns. Copeland led all Florida receivers last season with 41 receptions for 642 yards and four touchdowns.
Dontay Demus Jr.

roman empire

  • Redshirt freshman RB Roman Hemby was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday after a seven carry, 114-yard, two touchdown performance in his first career start in the season opening win over Buffalo.
  • Hemby’s 16.3 yards per play is the most in a game by any Big Ten player this season and his 70-yard touchdown in the third quarter is the longest by a Terp since Anthony McFarland Jr. had an 80-yard touchdown at Rutgers in 2019 ( 5/10).
Roman Hemby

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