Maryland responds to early deficit vs. Virginia with 98-yard kickoff TD
Maryland got a big play from its special teams unit on Friday night vs. Virginia.
Facing a 14-0 deficit late in the 1st quarter, Braeden Wisloski took the kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown to bring the Terps back within 1 score.
Wisloski largely went untouched on his way to the end zone. He found a seam in Virginia’s coverage and then hit the sideline with plenty of time to beat Virginia’s punter to the edge.
Here’s a replay:
TO THE HOUSE❗️
Braeden Wisloski takes it 98 yards to put @TerpsFootball on the board. 😤
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 15, 2023
Wisloski is a freshman receiver from Pennsylvania. He was the No. 92 athlete in the country for the class of 2023, per 247Sports Composite rankings.
This marks Maryland’s first kickoff return touchdown since the 2019 season.
This play was much needed for the Terps, who fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter on Friday. Virginia quarterback Anthony Colandrea, a true freshman, led a pair of touchdown drives to open the game.
Maryland is 2-0 so far this season with wins over Towson and Charlotte. Virginia enters this contest with an 0-2 record after dropping games to Tennessee and James Madison to begin the year.
Maryland is 44-32-2 all-time in this series.