Going 4-8 last season was nowhere near what Maryland Terrapins expected from Randy Edsall and their team. One of the major issues that contributed to the lackluster campaign was the fact that the Terps were not necessarily what you would consider “good” on offense. Although, when you have a converted linebacker playing quarterback for you, that will tend to happen.
Well, as it seems so far against Florida International today, a lot of the offensive issues may be well on their way to being fixed.
Maryland exploded in the first half against FIU on their way to a 40-10 halftime lead. With CJ Brown back at the helm under center, it seems that things may finally be beginning to click for this team this year–their last as a member of the ACC before they move on to the Big Ten.
Brown has tossed for 239 yards on 15-of-16 passing and three touchdowns. Two of those touchdowns strikes were hauled in by the duo that make up–what many consider–one of the best wide receiving tandems in the conference, if not the country.
Sophomore sensation Stefon Diggs has grabbed four passes for 85 yards and one of those TDs, while his new partner in crime–JUCO transfer Deon Long–has six catches for 92 yards and a score.
Brown’s third touchdown was a 17-yard strike to Kenneth Goins Jr.
The returning Terrapins QB is also the team’s leading rusher so far with 92 yards on the ground on eight attempts with a touchdown. In all, the Maryland offense accounted for 399 total yards on offense in the first half.
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