Maryland couldn’t have asked for a better start against No. 21 Syracuse.
The Terrapins won the toss and deferred. Following a three-and-out on defense, they quickly drove 67 yards in five plays for the game’s first touchdown.
Quarterback Josh Jackson found Tyler Mabry for a seven-yard touchdown.
Maryland strikes quick and first against Syracuse: pic.twitter.com/O9I6R5dTbv
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 7, 2019
Then after a Syracuse interception, Maryland returned to the end zone to take a 14-0 lead. Running back Anthony McFarland Jr. scored the second touchdown on the ground from three yards away.
Anthony McFarland three yards for the touchdown. His third of the season through four and a half quarters. pic.twitter.com/I6Ps5P8u4y
— Sean Montiel (@SeanMMontiel) September 7, 2019
The Orange responded, though, cutting into the Maryland lead with a touchdown a little more than midway through the first quarter. Maryland has an upset on its mind, but one thing is definitely for sure, there are going to be a lot of points scored at College Park on Saturday.