Roman Hemby carried the load in the Maryland backfield this season. The Terps RB explained what led to his solid 2022 season per Alyssa Muir of UMTerps.com.

Hemby has a chance to finish the season with 1,000+ yards rushing heading into Maryland’s bowl game vs. N.C. State. Hemby finished the regular season with 924 yards rushing and 11 total touchdowns.

It has been a few years since the Terps last had a 1,000 yard rusher. The last player to do so with Anthony McFarland in 2018.

What has been fueling Hemby started with the preparation leading up to the Pinstripe Bowl last season.

The bowl prep was really huge for me. Coach Locks always talks about how it’s pretty much the start of next season, so we’re able to get back to ground zero. It was really important for me last year to get those extra reps that I didn’t really get during the season. I got so much more comfortable with the offense and I was able to carry that over to the offseason and then to this season.

The Terps face the Wolf Pack on Dec. 30 in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl. Kickoff from Bank of America Stadium will be at noon ET on ESPN.