Taulia Tagovailoa uses his legs, scrambles for Maryland's first TD of 2023
Taulia Tagovailoa is back for another season as Maryland’s starting quarterback. With a number of program records in hand, a lot of attention is on his arm making plays for the Terrapins.
However, he wound up using his legs for the program’s first score of the season. Facing Towson, Tagovailoa scrambled and broke free as the defense vacated one side of the field. Once he got past the line of scrimmage, the defense never had an angle to bring Tagovailoa down before he reached the pylon.
TAULIA DOES IT ALL. 🤩
He gets @TerpsFootball on the board with a 23 yard run of his own.
— Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) September 2, 2023
Of course, Tagovailoa did use his arm on that touchdown drive. He connected with Corey Dyches for a big 44-yard gain to help set up his 23-yard touchdown scramble.
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 2, 2023
Tagovailoa entered Week 1 with 8 career rushing touchdowns, including a career-high 4 rushing scores a season ago. While the focus will be on keeping the QB healthy for B1G play, he’s not afraid to use his legs and athletic ability to get out and make plays.