Maryland 14, Texas 7: The Longhorns struck first with Holton Hill’s pick-six touchdown on the third play of the game, the first pick-six for Texas since Hill ran one back against Oklahoma State in 2015. But after a slow start, Tyrrell Pigrome went to work. The sophomore turned a Shane Buechele interception into a five-play scoring drive when he ran it in from 25 yards out, and then he threw a scoring pass to D.J. Moore.
UT: Holton Hill 31 interception return (Joshua Rowland kick)
M: Tyrrell Pigrome 25 run (Adam Greene kick)
M: D.J. Moore 20 pass from Pigrome (Greene kick)
Halftime: Maryland 30, Texas 14. Texas, which had five kicks blocked last year, had another one blocked when Rowland’s 44-yard attempt was blocked and returned 71 yards for a touchdown. That happened after Reggie Hemphill-Mapps’ offensive interference penalty wiped out a pass down to Maryland’s 6-yard line. But Hill answered with his 65-yard touchdown return off Poona Ford’s blocked field goal. It was UT’s first score off a blocked kick since 2002.
M: Antoine Brooks 71 blocked field goal return (Greene kick)
UT: Hill 65 blocked field goal return (Rowland kick)
M: Greene 25 field goal
Maryland 37, Texas 34: There was a three touchdowns-in-three minutes flurry, and the Longhorns tacked on a score before the quarter ended. Hemphill-Mapps produced the first punt-return touchdown since 2015 and it was the third-longest in school history. Both Jerrod Heard and Lil’Jordan Humphrey had first-down runs as wildcat quarterbacks. And on the final play, Pigrome was lost for the day with an apparent knee injury.
UT: Armanti Foreman 33 pass from Buechele (pass failed)
UT: Hemphill-Mapps 91 punt return (Rowland kick)
M: Ty Johnson 40 run (Greene kick)
Final: Maryland 51, Texas 41
Down by only three and with Maryland’s backup quarterback — a freshman, to boot — in the game, Texas couldn’t capitalize. After a 50-yard missed field goal try, Texas’ drive stalled at Maryland’s 44 when Buechele lost 4 yards on a fourth-and-2 play. That led to a Terrapins touchdown drive sparked by a big 40-yard pass on third-and-19 and a horsecollar penalty by Naashon Hughes. It was the key drive of the day; Texas added a late touchdown pass.
M: Kasim Hill 3 run (Greene kick)
M: Jake Funk 12 run (Greene kick)
UT: Collin Johnson 32 pass from Buechele (Rowland kick)
First downs: Maryland 18, Texas 26
Rushes-yards: Maryland 43-263, Texas 31-98
Passing yards: Maryland 219, Texas 375
Comp-Att-Int.: Maryland 12-15-1, Texas 34-53-1
Return Yards: Maryland 7-199, Texas 8-211
Punts-Avg.: Maryland 4-39.8, Texas 2-58.0
Fumbles-Lost: Maryland 0-0, Texas 1-1
Penalties-Yards: Maryland 10-53, Texas 11-117
Time of Possession: Maryland 29:44, Texas 30:16
Passing: Maryland, Pigrome 9-12-1-175, Hill 3-3-0-44; Texas, Buechele 34-52-1-375, Humphrey 0-1-0-0
Rushing: Maryland, Johnson 12-132-1, Pigrome 11-64-1, Harrison 11-45, Funk 2-15-1, Hill 5-14-1; Texas, Warren 6-31, Porter 8-21, Humphrey 1-21, Buechele 15-21-1, Heard 1-4
Receiving: Maryland, Moore 7-133-1, Jacobs 3-80-1, Harrison 1-3, Veii 1-3; Texas, Johnson 7-125-1, Hemphill-Mapps 7-69, Foreman 5-57-1, Gray 4-18, Leonard 3-38, Humphrey 3-16, Warren 2-19, Duvernay 1-15, Heard 1-12, Burt 1-6
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