Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Sol Tucker
College Park, MD–
For the second straight week, the Maryland Terps have just not been able to find a offensive combination that actually works. Throwing.. no.. running.. no.. and keep your defense on the field most of the game, well no to that either. It’s just all becoming the same page of the book it seems like week after week, so much that there was a sign that appeared early in the game behind the Maryland bench that said Fire Maryland AD Kevin Anderson.
For the second straight week, the Terps have allowed their opponents to rack up over 500 yards in the past two games has also worn them out on the field by allowing this time Northwestern to continue to run and throw the ball and keep the possession on their side of the field for most of the entire first half of the game.
“We just made a few key mistakes and they were able to adjust to our mistakes late in the game,” said Terps Head Coach D.J Durkin. He however didn’t really have too many answers for how the defense was able to allow two teams rack up so many yards in consecutive weeks.
With the loss today, the Terps fall to 3-3 0n the season and 1-2 in Big Ten play. This leaves their hopes of appearing in a second straight bowl game this year seriously in doubt. The remainder of the schedule only gets that much harder, starting with Wisconsin next Saturday.
One of the big take away notes from todays game was the Terps rushing. The had a grand total of 85 yards on 31 carries. I am sorry, this is not going to cut it in the Big Ten, or even in the conference in which Towson plays.
Beside the opener against Texas, Towson was the last time the Terps team has function just as that, a team. You can’t keep relying on one side of the ball to win games. You have to make adjustments that Durkin is failing to make in the absence of quarterback to lead this team.