A look at how it all happened Saturday:
Maryland 14, Texas 7. Maryland freshman Jeshaun Jones, a three-star recruit from Florida, made an instant impact in his college debut. His first two touches were touchdowns. Texas’ Devin Duvernay, meanwhile, scored for the first time since 2016.
Maryland: Jeshaun Jones 28-yard run (Joseph Petrino kick), 12:52
Texas: Devin Duvernay 39-yard pass from Sam Ehlinger (Cameron Dicker kick), 9:17
Maryland: Jones 65-yard pass from Kasim Hill (Petrino kick), 8:52
Halftime: Maryland 24, Texas 22. Maryland, which led by as many as 20 points last year, built a 17-point lead in the second quarter. And Jones produced his third score of the day, this one off his first-ever throw. But Texas responded with a no-huddle drive capped by Keaontay Ingram’s first career TD and then the Horns were gifted a safety by a Maryland miscue. Thanks to the ensuing short field, Collin Johnson, who had a TD catch last year, caught one with 17 seconds left. The Horns tried to tie it but were unable to convert the 2-point pass.
Maryland: Petrino 33-yard field goal (14:26)
Maryland: Taivon Jacobs 20-yard pass from Jones (Petrino kick, 8:32)
Texas: Keaontay Ingram 5-yard run (Dicker kick), 6:51
Texas: Safety, tackle in end zone (1:27)
Texas: Collin Johnson 22-yard pass from Ehlinger (2-point pass failed), :17
Texas 29, Maryland 24. Texas’ first lead was set up by a curious call by Maryland, which went for it on fourth-and-1 from its own 36, nursing a 24-22 lead. Kasim Hill was stood up by Breckyn Hager and P.J. Locke III on a sneak play. Three plays later, Ehlinger and Johnson hooked up again for a 33-yard pass to set up a TD. The Terps went for it again toward the end of the quarter, and this time Hill converted a fourth-and-6 run that set the Terps up at Texas’ 24.
Texas: Kyle Porter 2-yard run (Dicker kick), 4:14
Final: Maryland 34, Texas 29. The Terps finished off an 11-play, 75-yard drive with a 17-yard TD run on third down; Jeffrey McCulloch missed a tackle on Fleet Davis, who finished the run. Now a 31-29 Terps lead, the game was stalled by a 90-minute weather delay with 14:25 left in the game. But the Horns emerged from the break cold on offense, their final three drives with the game still in play all ending with turnovers — an Ehlinger interception, a Tre Watson fumble and another Ehlinger pick.
Maryland: Fleet Davis 17-yard run (Petrino kick), 14:25
Maryland: Petrino 18-yard field goal, 6:45
First downs: Texas 20, Maryland 21
Rushes-yards: Texas 36-142, Maryland 46-143
Passing: Texas 263, Maryland 264
Comp-Att-Int: Texas 21-39-2, Maryland 21-34-0
Return Yards: Texas 180, Maryland 73
Punts-Avg.: Texas 9-37.7, Maryland 37.9
Fumbles-Lost: Texas 2-1, Maryland 1-0
Penalties-Yards: Texas 10-102, Maryland 8-70
Time of Possession: Texas 27:14, Maryland 32:46
PASSING: Texas — Ehlinger 21-39-263, 2/2. Maryland — Hill 17-29-222, 1-0; Pigrome 3-4-22, Jones 1-1-20, 1/0
RUSHING: Texas — Watson 12-52, Ingram 6-37-1, Ehlinger 7-30, Young 8-27, Porter 1-2-1, Jamison 2-(-6). Maryland — Fleet-Davis 7-31-1, T. Johnson 11-30, Jones 1-28-1, Jacobs 6-23, Pigrome 3-12, Turner 2-10, Hill 6-10, Cobbs 1-3, McFarland 2-3, Harrison 2-(-2), Funk 2-(-2)
RECEIVING: Texas — Humphrey 6-82, C. Johnson 3-59-1, Duvernay 4-58-1, Heard 1-17, Beck 1-15, Brewer 1-13, Porter 3-10, Watson 1-6, Ingram 1-3. Maryland — Jones 2-73-1, Jacobs 5-73-1, Davenport 1-35, Turner 5-23, T. Johnson 3-21, Cobbs 1-13, D. Jones 1-13, Okonkwo 1-6, Funk 1-4, McFarland 1-3