The University of Maryland Terrapins recorded more than 500 yards of offense in a lopsided 52-13 win over the Howard University Bison during the opening weekend of college football on Sept. 3 in College Park, Md.The Terrapins were led by new head coach D.J. Durkin, who is expected to bring a new brand of winning football to Maryland. Durkin served as an assistant coach for several big programs including the University of Florida and the University of Michigan, which may help Maryland recruit higher-profile athletes in the future.
Durkin’s head coaching career got off to a great start as the Terps rammed Howard with six rushing touchdowns. The six touchdowns were scored by six different players, including freshmen stars Lorenzo Harrison and Tyrrell Pigrome.
“Great day for our program,” Durkin told reporters after the game. “A great win for us, a great way to start.”Maryland led, 35-0, at halftime and was up 42-0 before Howard got on the scoreboard. Howard’s Junior quarterback Kaelen Johnson tossed a 17-yard touchdown pass to freshman receiver Kyle Anthony in the fourth quarter to give the Bison their first points of the game. Johnson completed 10 of 15 pass attempts for 100 yards, but shared reps with sophomore passer Jason Collins, who also tossed a fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Anthony. Collins was 8 of 14 for 100 passing yards.
Howard (0-1) will next travel to Piscataway, N.J. to face Rutgers on Sept. 10.