What Mike Locksley said following Maryland's thrilling comeback win vs. Minnesota
After getting demolished last week by Northwestern 43-3, Maryland came back this week and beat Minnesota 45-44 in overtime. At one point in the game, Maryland was down 38-21 going into the 4th quarter.
They ended up scoring 17 straight unanswered points in that quarter to force overtime before winning it. After the game, Maryland head coach Mike Locksley spoke to the media about the win and, in particular, about the play of running back Jake Funk and quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa (via Jeff Ermann of 247Sports):
“We had some great contributions from Jake Funk. Did a great job in the run game. Jake is a guy that, he’s been around here a long time and it’s great to be able to get this type of contribution from him.”
On Tagovailoa: “For us and those that have been in this building and have seen the way he’s practiced since he’s been here, not surprised. That’s what we saw on film. I think last week was more of a surprise for us than what we saw this week because these are the same type of plays and throws and the energy that he has brought to the table.”
Tagovailoa was the star of the game last night as he had 458 total yards and five touchdowns.
Funk had 21 carries for 221 yards and a touchdown in the win for the Terps.
Next up for Maryland is a date with Penn State next Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET.