Trading punches: Despite 3 first-half points, Maryland-Rutgers has turned into a bit of a shootout
Rutgers-Maryland appeared to be a snoozer after the first 30 minutes, but the third quarter proved to be rather explosive.
The teams combined for three touchdowns in the third quarter, starting with a nice trick play from Bo Melton and Rutgers.
On the ensuing drive, Maryland running back took it 44 yards to the house to give the Terps a 10-7 lead.
Here’s that play:
Jake Funk for Heisman. pic.twitter.com/DzFKNnQ8Db
— Justin Ayers (@Ayers4President) December 12, 2020
But Rutgers wasn’t done yet, either. The Scarlet Knights responded quickly with an awesome touchdown catch-and-run by Isaih Pacheco. That play went for 20 yards and included a nice juke move from Pacheco on the back end.
Here’s that play, which put the Scarlet Knights back in front 14-10:
Isaih Pacheco can run you over or shake you.
Here, the @RFootball RB opts for the latter. 😱
Looks like we will have a good finish on the Big Ten Network. pic.twitter.com/5b1RZrgZfd
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) December 12, 2020
The third quarter fireworks weren’t over, as Funk ripped off another big run and put the Terps near the red zone. A few plays later, Maryland third string QB Eric Najarian hit Dontay Demus for a 23-yard touchdown to give his team the lead.
Both teams are looking for their third win of the season.
Maryland currently leads Rutgers 17-14 early in the fourth quarter.