Taulia Tagovailoa has a chance to go out with a bang in his last home game as a Terp. That effort begins at noon on Saturday.
The Terps’ 5-0 start has turned into a 5-4 record with four straight losses. The most recent came in a dismal showing against the Nittany Lions.
The Terps are looking to avoid losing back-to-back games against unranked opponents for the first time since 2020.
The Terps tied the game at 24 in the closing minutes, but the Illini marched back down the field for the winning field goal.
The Terps need to find an offensive rhythm after both the passing and running game teetered out against Ohio State.
Taulia Tagovailoa’s pick-six, the Terps’ blunder at the end of the first half, and their play call on fourth down in the fourth quarter ultimately resulted in the loss.
After falling behind 14-0 in back-to-back weeks, the Terps jumped out to a 21-0 lead against the Spartans.
Despite exiting their non-conference schedule 3-0, the Terps fell into two-touchdown deficits in each of the past two games. They can’t afford to do the same against Big Ten foes.