Maryland is looking to make a jump in Mike Locksley’s third season with the Terrapins, and a big key to that success likely rests on the arm of quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa.

After winning just three games in 2019 during Locksley’s first year back at Maryland, the Terrapins landed Tagovailoa via a transfer out of Alabama. He had a strong first year for Maryland while going 2-2 in the four games he played in. As a team, the Terrapins were 2-3 in the shortened 2020 campaign.

Heading into the spring, Tagovailoa should stand to be the starter for Maryland in the fall, and he cemented his status further with a sharp performance during the Spring Game on Saturday.

Boosted by an impressive one-handed catch by Tayon Fleet-Davis, Tagovailoa threw for over 350 yards to finish out the spring:

Tagovailoa led the team with 1,011 yards and seven touchdowns while adding two rushing touchdowns to his tally in 2020. He threw six touchdowns between wins over Minnesota and Penn State but also threw six interceptions between losses to Northwestern and Indiana.

Hopefully, Tagovailoa is able to find the consistency needed to guide the Terps offense to the next level.