Mike Locksley’s Maryland squad improved 3-0 on Friday with a 42-14 win over Virginia. The Terrapins’ head coach sees room for improvement as his team gets ready to play 9 straight Big Ten opponents.

“Obviously, we’re not playing our best football,” Locksley told reporters in his postgame press conference. “And for me, there’s some things I can do better to help us get off to a faster start and I’ll get those things done here this week as we go ahead up into conference play. It’s always good to be able to make corrections after winning. I can tell you, we’re still not playing our best football, but yet we’re able to.”

The Terps have come on strong after slow starts in their last 2 games. They outscored Charlotte 38-6 in the final 3 quarters to get the Week 2 win. On Friday, the Terps scored 35 points in the last 3 quarters while holding UVA scoreless after its 14 points in the 1st quarter.

“That’s a tremendous sign for us as a program,” Locksley said of his team being able to rally when trailing early. “We’re going to build off this and get ready for conference play. It’s always tough in the Big Ten on the road. So, we’ve got our work cut out for us, but I know we’re looking forward to getting back in here on Monday, get this one behind us, and start preparing for conference play.”

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Locksley shared some thoughts on what it will take for Maryland to start faster in Week 4 and beyond.

“It’s about rhythm, number one,” the head coach said. “This week, we dealt with some guys that missed a couple of days of practice because of some injuries from the last game. And, you know, we’re a team, especially some of these new guys that are just getting into our system on the offensive side.

Locksley said QB Taulia Tagovailoa is more effective when the offense gets in rhythm.

“He’s a fast break point guard that needs the run and we aren’t getting lined up the way we need to and obviously I didn’t feel like we had a great rhythm on offense early,” Locksley said. “Once we got started, as you can see, we had the ability to make big plays.”

Maryland opens B1G play against Michigan State in Week 4.

[H/T Inside the Black and Gold]