Maryland head coach Michael Locksley didn’t hold back on his team’s mistakes giving No. 4 Michigan easy opportunities to score. From the start of the game, Maryland made some key mistakes that gave Michigan the scores that made the difference in the 34-27 final.

On the opening kickoff, Maryland returner Tai Felton fumbled the ball that was recovered by Michigan. In the following play, Wolverines quarterback J.J. McCarthy found tight end Luke Schoonmaker for a 10-yard touchdown pass to go up 7-0 in the first two plays of the game.

“Good teams don’t need help,” Maryland head coach Mike Locksley said to MLive’s Andrew Kahn. “And we sure gave them a cheap, easy one right off the bat with the opening kickoff.”

Maryland was able to take the 13-10 lead late in the second quarter and had forced fourth down on a key drive, but the defense was not ready as the offense for Michigan rushed to the line to set up a big 33-yard touchdown run.


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“We weren’t lined up correctly and gave ‘em a cheap one,” Locksley said.

While the Terrapins did play well, those mistakes proved to be enough for the Wolverines to get the win.