Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Sol Tucker
College Park, MD–
Coming into the game today against Towson it would be the first start of the season for freshman quarterback Kasim Hill and there have been some questions as to how he would lead this team, well today it seemed as if he did more than alright after his first possession, with a convincing 63-17 victory over the Towson Tigers at Capital One Bank Field.
After that first possession, Maryland ripped off touchdowns of 34, 74, 75, 46, 25, 21, one and 61 yards before the day was over.
This was a game where the Terps were more than likely going to dominate the heavy under dog in the Tigers, but to the surprise of many in attendance they gave the Terps secondary a run for their money before halftime and kept close, but the Terps emerged in the second half and just keep running and throwing the ball on a very weak Tigers defense.
When you’re trying, on offense, to go three or four yards at a time all the way down the field, that becomes difficult,” head coach DJ Durkin said after the game. “We measure, we count explosive plays always because that’s a big factor in the game.”
For the Terps they will have a week to rest up before playing a UCF team that took them to overtime last year in Florida, in what should be a tougher match-up getting Durkin’s squad ready for the deep part of the October and November schedule.
“We have a week off to give these guys a little bit of rest before we play a good team in UCF. Everyone remembers what happened last year down there and we are going to be ready for them on our home field,” said Durkin.