By Lewis Gould

Maryland scored early and often and cruised to a 62-0 victory over Howard to move to 2-0 on the season.

Quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa was 22-of-27 for 274 yards with three scoring passes.

Dontay Demus Jr. had six catches for 128 yards and scored a touchdown for the sixth game in a row. Eight different players scored a touchdown, including three who scored the first of their careers.

The Terps’ defense limited Howard (0-2) to just nine first downs and 145 total yards in the win. Howard was 0-for-13 on third-down conversions. It was the Terps’ first shutout since the 79-0 blanking of Howard in 2019. The Terps have only allowed three points in the last 101:30 of game action dating back to last week’s win over West Virginia.

The offense racked up 574 yards, with 347 through the air and 227 on the ground.

A quick three-and-out by the defense and a surgical drive from Tagovailoa quickly gave the Terps a 7-0 lead on a 14-yard strike to Demus. A rushing touchdown from Tayon Fleet-Davis on the next drive gave the Terps a 14-0 lead that they took into the second quarter.

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