Maryland fought a hard battle on Saturday, giving No. 4 Michigan a run for their money.

Although the Wolverines ultimately took down the Terrapins 34-27, Maryland put on a stellar performance. Led by QB Taulia Tagovailoa, Maryland capitalized on a key takeaway early to put the Terrapins up 13-10, the first time this season Michigan has trailed an opponent. The QB also found Jeshaun Jones for a 26-yard completion to start the second quarter, continuing his stellar start.

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The game showed Maryland’s significant growth, but that isn’t enough for Maryland head coach Michael Locksley. After the game, the head coach shared that the Terrapins aren’t looking for ‘moral victories.’

The Terrapins made smart moves on both sides of the ball and completed the game with a record-low 1 penalty. Prior to this game, Maryland ranked 130 out of 131 teams in penalties per game. The single penalty is even more impressive considering the penalty came in the 4th quarter with only 2:10 remaining.

Although it showed much improvement, the Maryland performance was simply a result of how they have been trained. “They did what they were coached to do,” said Locksley.