Maryland’s offense has been unstoppable throughout the Pinstripe Bowl. In the third quarter, the Terrapins started pouring it on Virginia Tech.

Leading 27-10 midway through the third quarter, Maryland was facing a 4th-and-4 from the Virginia Tech 32-yard line. Rather than kick a long field goal or send the punt team onto the field, Mike Locksley elected to keep the offense on the field.

The decision paid off in a big way.

Taulia Tagovailoa connected with Darryl Jones for a 32-yard touchdown to give the Terrapins a 34-10 advantage. It was the second time Tagovailoa connecvted with Jones for a touchdown in the game. The first was a 70-yard bomb.

Maryland entered the postseason with a 6-6 record, defeating Rutgers in the season finale to clinch a bowl berth. The Terrapins are on the verge of ending the 2021 campaign with a two-game winning streak and a 7-6 record.