Taulia Tagovailoa takes home Pinstripe Bowl's top honor after Maryland's win over Virginia Tech
Taulia Tagovailoa ended his season on an extremely high note on Wednesday inside Yankee Stadium. The quarterback led Maryland to a 54-10 blowout win over Virginia Tech in the Pinstripe Bowl.
Tagovailoa was unstoppable for the Terrapins, completing 20-of-24 passes for 265 yards and 2 touchdowns in the 44-point win. He also rushed for 42 yards on 4 carries.
For his efforts, Tagovailoa was named the Most Valuable Player of the Pinstripe Bowl. It was a strong way to conclude Maryland’s season, ending with a 7-6 record and the program’s first postseason victory since 2010.
Taulia Tagovailoa is the Pinstripe Bowl MVP.
— Emily Giambalvo (@EmilyGiam) December 29, 2021
Entering the game, Tagovailoa threw for 3,595 yards and 24 touchdowns while completing better than 68% of his passes. He proved to be the heart and soul of the Terrapins’ offense.
Darryl Jones was another strong candidate to take home the Pinstripe Bowl MVP honors, as he was on the receiving end of both of Tagovailoa’s touchdown passes. He ended the game with 111 yards and 2 scores on 4 catches.
Tagovailoa hit Jones for a 70-yard touchdown strike in the second quarter and a 32-yard touchdown on a 4th-and-4 play.