After reaching the first bowl game under Mike Locksley last season, Maryland football finished the regular season with a 7-5 record following a win over Rutgers. While it’s just one more win than the Terps finished the regular season with last season, this is a sign of growth for the program.

Maryland has not been to back-to-back bowl games since the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

Maryland faced little to no resistance from Rutgers as the Terps scored at will through the second quarter and the rest of the way. This was after Maryland was held scoreless through the first quarter of the game.

With star wideout Rakim Jarrett out with an undisclosed injury, the team needed someone to step up. Jeshaun Jones was the player that really stepped up for the Terps.

Jones found the end zone in the fourth quarter and set up scoring opportunities for Maryland all game long. Jones finished the game with 100+ yards receiving in what was a dominant performance for a Maryland wideout who missed the second half of last season with an injury.

Taulia Tagovailoa finished his 2022 season with another solid 250+ yards passing game. In the past two seasons, Tagovailoa has 6,000+ yards passing with over 40 touchdowns through the air. It’s too early to tell, but another Tagovailoa may be heading to the NFL soon.

Tagovailoa also tied the program record for career passing touchdowns with one to Jones in the fourth quarter.

Roman Hemby continued the great season he’s been having on Saturday as well. Hemby scored not once, not twice, but three times on the ground. Hemby has filled in the role of Maryland’s lead running back quite nicely.

Hemby will have a chance to eclipse the 1,000 yards rushing mark during Maryland’s bowl game this postseason. Tayon Fleet-Davis left a big hole in the Terps backfield and Hemby filled it.

Maryland had already qualified for a bowl game this season, but this 37-0 blowout win over Rutgers was a nice touch.

For the Scarlet Knights, they are most likely going to be missing bowl season at 4-8 after receiving an at-large bid to play in the Gator Bowl last season against Wake Forest.

Maryland fans will have to wait for their bowl game to be announced, but things are looking up for the program. This was Maryland’s second straight win over Rutgers since 2021.

What a way to end the 2022 season for the Terps.