Game 11: Maryland vs. #2 Ohio State


Maryland (6-4, 3-4 B1G) vs. #2 Ohio State (10-0, 7-0 B1G)
November 19, 2022

SECU Stadium

3:36 p.m. EDT

COLLEGE PARK, MD – The University of Maryland football team will host the Ohio State No. 2 on Saturday, November 19 at SECU Stadium. The Big Ten East competition begins at 3:30 p.m. and will air on ABC and the Maryland Sports Radio Network.




  • QB Taulia Tagovailoa has established himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the country. Tagovailoa now ranks second in Maryland history for completions (595), passing yards (7,023), and touchdowns (47). Tagovailoa has just 56 completions, 279 yards and three touchdowns away from setting the program’s records in those categories. With a 300-yard game against Purdue (315 yards), Tagovailoa now alone leads all-time 300-yard games in Terrapin history with 11. He is also the first-ever career completion rate (67.8 ). and passage efficiency (147.3).
  • Tagovailoa has thrown for 3,642 yards (303.5 yards per game) in the 12 home games he has played for the Terrapins. He is one of only three Big Ten quarterbacks in the past 25 years to average more than 300.0 passing yards at home in at least 10 games, joining Ohio State’s CJ Stroud (317.8) and Drew Brees (314.2) from Purdue.
  • Tagovailoa’s career completion percentage of 67.9 (including Alabama) currently ranks seventh among all active FBS quarterbacks, trailing only Mississippi State’s Will Rogers (70.6), Coastal Carolina’s Grayson McCall (70.4), CJ Stroud of Ohio (70.1) and Jack Abraham of Missouri (69.0). , Jake Haenar (68.5) of Fresno State and Spencer Rattler (68.3) of South Carolina. He also ranks in the top 25 for all FBS quarterbacks in passing yards per game (229.8), completions per game (19.5), and passing efficiency (147.7).
Taulia Tagovailoa

defense strength

  • The Terps have conceded just 16 points in the third quarter this season, the second-lowest total in the FBS (Michigan: 9). The Terps have beaten opponents 54-16 in the third quarter of this season, keeping six of ten opponents scoreless. (SMU, Indiana, Wisconsin & Penn State all scored)
  • DB Jakorian Bennett Leads the FBS in passes defended since the start of the 2021 season with 26 (16 in 2021, 10 in 2022) and has the most career passes defended per game of any active FBS player (1.12). Bennett has had 24 pass breakups and four interceptions over the course of his career as a terp, 26 of them since early last year.
  • LB Jaishawn Barham has 42 tackles in 10 games, the most of any Big Ten freshman. Barham was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after recording five tackles (four solo), two sacks, two tackles for losses and a fumbling recovery against Purdue (10/8), just the third terp freshman in the last few 12+ sacks in a game (Ruben Hyppolite vs. Penn State in 2020 and Andre Monroe vs. Wake Forest in 2011).
  • cb Deonte Banks only allows for a 40.8 percent completion percentage when tackled by opposing offenses (20 to 49) via Pro Football Focus that year. Banks has seven pass breakups and one interception.
Jaishawn Barham

Win the sales battle

  • Maryland has a plus three sales margin for the season. The Terps have intercepted seven passes and recovered six fumbles while spitting the ball just 10 times, the third-lowest total in the Big Ten. In October’s four games, the Terps had a turnover differential of plus seven (eight to one).
  • The Terps’ only October sales were the lowest in any calendar month for at least four games in the past 25 years. The only other FBS team to play at least four games and not have more than one turnover as of October of that year was USC (also one of four games).
  • Maryland has had a turnover or fewer in each of their last six games, tied with the longest streak in the past 25 years (also a six-game streak in the 2021-22 seasons). (Note via Press Box Live).
Jakorian Bennett

The Roman Empire

  • RB Roman Hemby was one of the nation’s top running backs in 10 games and ranked 20th in the nation and third in the Big Ten with 6.08 yards per carry (815 yards on 134 carries).
  • Hemby ranks second among all FBS rookies in yards from scrimmage with 1,054 (886 rushing, 240 received), behind only Ole Miss’s Quinshon Judkins (1,169). Against SMU (9/17), Hemby became the first Terrapin in 25 years to have 150+ rushing yards and 50+ receivings in a game (151 rushing, 62 received).
  • Hemby accounted for 26.6 percent of the team’s scrimmage yards (rushing and receiving) that season, the highest percentage of any freshman in the FBS.
  • The redshirt freshman is one of two FBS players to average 6.0+ yards per rush and 9.0+ yards per reception this season (at least 100 rushes and 25 receptions), along with Alabama’s Jahmyr Gibbs (Note via Press Box Live).
  • Hemby has six 30-yard rushes this season, the sixth-most in the nation and second-most in the Big Ten (Nicholas Singleton, Penn State). His two 70-yard rushes are the most on the FBS with seven other players.
  • The Edgewood, MD native has rushed for 100 yards in four of six wins in Maryland (114 vs. Buffalo, 151 vs. SMU, 107 at Indiana and 179 vs. Northwestern) and has already tied for the most in a singles season with Anthony McFarland Jr of a newcomer in Maryland history. He is the first Terp ever to earn multiple Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors (9/19 & 10/24) and leads all Big Ten freshmen in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.
  • Hemby has played a big part in each of Maryland’s last two victories, hitting the winning touchdown in every game, a six-yard rush to break the terps with 5:35 in Indiana (10/15) and a 75-on-31- 27-yard run with a tied game and 3:22 on the clock against Northwestern (10/22). Against Northwestern, he was the first terp with three rushing touchdowns in a game since 2018 and is the first Maryland player to rush for 179 yards since Jake Funk had 180 against Rutgers in 2020.


  • Maryland and Ohio State played an instant classic the last time the Buckeyes came to College Park on Nov. 17, 2018, with the Terps dropping a 52-51 decision in overtime and failing to convert a game-winning two-point conversion . Anthony McFarland Jr. rushed for 298 yards, the second most rushing yards in a single game in Maryland football history (Lamont Jordan, 306 yards) and two touchdowns to lead Terrapin’s effort. The Terps and Buckeyes went back and forth throughout the game and combined for over 1,200 offensive yards. Maryland rushed for 339 yards in the game.
Anthony McFarland scores a TD against Ohio State

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