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Wolverines defeat Maryland Football 35-10

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Maryland Terps vs. Michigan WolverinesCOLLEGE PARK – The No. 21-ranked Michigan Wolverines scored 28 unanswered points in the opening half, providing a big enough cushion to defeat the Maryland Terrapins, 38-10, in front of 44,325 at Capital One Field on Nov. 11. For Maryland (4-5), the result is their fifth loss out of their last six games.
Redshirt sophomore walk-on Ryan Brand started as quarterback for Maryland, becoming the team’s fourth starter this season. Sophomore Max Bortenschlager, who started the past six games, was removed after an injury during Maryland’s 31-24 loss at Rutgers on Nov. 4 and was still listed as a game-time decision before kickoff.

Listed at 5-foot-11, 182 pounds, the Detroit, Mich. native struggled early against the second-best defense in the nation, going 7-for-19 for 24 passing yards and throwing an interception in the first half. Maryland only entered Michigan territory once and missed a field goal, staying shutout into halftime.

“There were some drives that we could of and should have finished,” Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin said. “And when you turn over the ball, it’s hard to win those games and we did do that at times and we have to score more points.”

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Highlights in local sports feature football standouts in high school and college

DJ MooreMaryland wide receiver DJ Moore gets loose from Northwestern linebacker Paddy Fisher. PHOTO BY JACQUI SOUTH  Maryland junior wide receiver DJ Moore was a bright spot in the Terrapins’ 32-21 loss to Northwestern Saturday in College Park.
Moore, a Philadelphia native, became just the seventh player in school history to record 200 yards in a game, registering 210 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
“He’s been that way pretty much every week,” said Maryland head coach DJ Durkin. “He’s a really talented guy that plays hard. He runs good routes and has good ball skills. We do a lot to get him the ball and design it that way and he always answers the call.”

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Terps lose QB Hill in loss to UCF

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UMD vs. UCF FB 9 23 17Maryland's Melvin Keihn (15) nearly intercepts a pass, targeted for UCF running back Taj McGowan (12), resulting in an incomplete pass. PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFE  COLLEGE PARK – The Maryland football program opened the 2017 campaign with a bang by posting wins over Texas and Towson but suffered a major setback in Saturday’s 38-10 loss to the University of Central Florida at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium.

True freshman quarterback Kasim Hill was injured in the first half and has been ruled out for the season, the team announced on Tuesday.

Hill, a D.C. native who played at St. John’s College High School, suffered a torn ACL and will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2017 campaign.

Hill suffered the injury while scrambling in the first quarter and was hit by an opposing player before being helped off the field by team personnel.

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Geroy Simon inducted into Canadian Football Hall of Fame

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Geroy Simon 2Geroy Simon, pictured here (10) when he played for the Maryland Terrapins in 1997, played in the Canadian Football League for 15 years until his retirement in 2013 and will be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. COURTESY PHOTO  Former University of Maryland wide receiver Geroy Simon will be honored this month.

Simon, a Pennsylvania native, is scheduled to be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame on September 14.

“It’s something that’s pretty exciting,” said Simon, who celebrated his 42nd birthday on September 11. “I’m honored and humbled to be going into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.”

In 2014, Simon retired as the most prolific wide receiver in Canadian Football League history. During a 15-year CFL career, Simon earned numerous individual accolades and captured three Grey Cup championships which is the equivalent of an NFL Super Bowl title.

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Terps mark milestone with historic victory over Michigan State

COLLEGE PARK – Maryland’s 28-17 victory over Michigan State Saturday marked a milestone win for the football program.

Not since 1950 had a Maryland football team beaten a Michigan State squad before Saturday’s masterpiece in front of 41,235 spectators at Maryland Stadium.

Maryland quarterback Perry Hills was back under center after injuring his shoulder in a loss to Penn State earlier this month.

“That was a great win Saturday night,” Maryland head coach DJ Durkin said on Tuesday. “I thought it was a great atmosphere. Our players really fed off of the crowd. I was very pleased with how our guys approached the game. We had really emphasized having fun and having enthusiasm with what we’re doing. And they did that. I think our players responded to having Perry back playing. There was a noticeable spark in the offense.”

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Terps lose a trio of local student athletes

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footballA trio of Maryland student-athletes with local ties have decided to leave the football program.

Former Good Counsel standout Zach Dancel and Friendship Collegiate graduate Albert Reid have decided to transfer. Both players are scheduled to graduate from the university this year.

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The Fridge returns

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footballCOLLEGE PARK – Ralph Friedgen’s return to Byrd Stadium was triumphant as the Rutgers offensive coordinator and former Maryland head coach helped engineer the Scarlet Knights’ to the biggest comeback in program history.

Behind senior quarterback Gary Nova, Rutgers rallied from a 25-point deficit in the second quarter en route to a 41-38 road win Saturday over Maryland.

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Big Ten honors Diggs

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footballFormer Good Counsel standout Stefon Diggs has been honored by the Big Ten Conference.

The Maryland junior wide receiver is among eight Terrapin student-athletes who earned All-Big Ten honors Monday as the conference announced its postseason awards.

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Terps upset by UMBC 1-0 in college mens soccer

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terps logoCOLLEGE PARK – The University of Maryland Terrapins mens soccer team suffered one of the biggest upsets of the year Sunday evening, losing 1-0 in the Sweet Sixteen at Ludwig Field to the University of Maryland-Baltimore County Retrievers.

Maryland controlled the tempo for most of the first half, outshooting UMBC 5-3. However, UMBC goalkeeper Billy Heavner saved three shots in the first half on his way to recording a shutout.

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Veii gets first start in College Park

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terps logoCOLLEGE PARK – In Maryland’s 37-15 loss to Michigan State on Saturday night at Byrd Stadium, sophomore Jacquille Veii started his first game at wide receiver in place of suspended junior Stefon Diggs.

“I felt comfortable in the beginning,” said Veii, who finished with four receptions for 45 yards. “I played a little bit tense. It was my first start so I expected that. I just had to get in there and settle down.”

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