On Saturday afternoon, the Penn State Nittany Lions hosted the Maryland Terrapins in what was supposed to be a lopsided affair.
Well, lopsided affair part is true, but Penn State was supposed to be the team on top. Instead, the Terrapins have dominated for the opening whistle and opened up a 21-0 lead.
Penn State entered the contest as a near four-touchdown favorite. Tua Tagovailoa’s little brother obviously didn’t get the memo as he’s leading a potent Maryland offense right now.
Maryland has had four possessions so far in the first half and the Terrapins have scored a touchdown on three of them. Meanwhile, the Penn State offense is off to a disastrous start.
The college football world is shocked by the result, especially given last year’s 59-0 drubbing of Maryland by Penn State last season.
Maryland, which lost last year to Penn State 59-0 and lost its opener this year 43-3, is beating Penn State 21-0.
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) November 7, 2020
Through the first quarter and a half of play, Taulia Tagovailoa has lived up to his brother’s legacy. Tagovailoa connected on 8-of-10 passing for 156 yards and two touchdowns.
The Nittany Lions boast a strong defense, but Maryland cut through it like a hot knife through butter – at least for much of the first half.
Penn State finally found some rhythm on offense late in the second quarter. The Nittany Lions completed a 10-play, 75-yard touchdown drive as quarterback Sean Clifford found wide receiver Jahan Dotson on a 20-yard touchdown.
Can Penn State come back?
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