By Lewis Gould
In College Park, this game will be called a Friday Night Light.
It ended in overtime when Minnesota’s Brock Walker missed a conversion kick after a potential tying touchdown, giving Maryland a stunning 45-44 comeback victory.
After the Terrapins rallied from a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter to force overtime, Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa ran for a 2-yard touchdown and Joseph Peterino kicked the extra point to give the Terrapins — who came in as 19-point underdogs — a 45-38 lead.
Minnesota answered with a Seth Green 2-yard touchdown run before Walker’s extra-point try sailed wide right to end the Big Ten duel.
Tagovailoa went 26-for-35 for 394 yards and three touchdowns in his second college start. He also ran for 59 yards and two scores to help the Terrapins (1-1) bounce back from a season-opening 43-3 loss to Northwestern.
He became the first Maryland quarterback to throw for 300 yards since Caleb Rowe against Virginia in 2013.Jake Funk ran for a career-best 221 yards, and Maryland totaled a whopping 675 yards of offense.
Mohamed Ibrahim ran for 207 yards and a career-high four touchdowns on 41 carries for Minnesota (0-2).