2017 Maryland Terrapins football team

The 2017 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland during the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Terrapins played their home games at Maryland Stadium in College Park, Maryland and competed in the East Division of the Big Ten Conference. Maryland celebrated their 125th anniversary of the program that was established in 1892, when the University of Maryland, College Park was still known as the Maryland Agricultural College. They were led by second-year head coach D.J. Durkin. They finished the season 4–8, 2–7 in Big Ten play to finish in a tie for sixth place in the East Division.

2017 Maryland Terrapins football
Maryland Terrapins logo.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
DivisionEast Division
2017 record4–8 (2–7 Big Ten)
Head coachD. J. Durkin (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorWalt Bell (2nd season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorAndy Buh (2nd season)
Base defense4–2–5
Home stadiumMaryland Stadium
(Capacity: 51,802)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Big Ten Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 5 Ohio State xy$   8 1         12 2  
No. 15 Michigan State   7 2         10 3  
No. 8 Penn State   7 2         11 2  
Michigan   5 4         8 5  
Rutgers   3 6         4 8  
Indiana   2 7         5 7  
Maryland   2 7         4 8  
West Division
No. 7 Wisconsin xy   9 0         13 1  
No. 17 Northwestern   7 2         10 3  
Iowa   4 5         8 5  
Purdue   4 5         7 6  
Nebraska   3 6         4 8  
Minnesota   2 7         5 7  
Illinois   0 9         2 10  
Championship: Ohio State 27, Wisconsin 21
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

Maryland announced its 2017 football schedule on July 11, 2013. The 2017 schedule consisted of 6 home, 5 away and 1 neutral site game in the regular season. The Terrapins hosted Big Ten foes Indiana, Michigan, Northwestern, and Penn State, and traveled to Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, and Wisconsin. Maryland played Rutgers in Bronx, New York at Yankee Stadium.[1]

The Terrapins hosted two of the three non-conference opponents, Towson from the Colonial Athletic Association, Central Florida (UCF) from the American Athletic Conference and traveled to Austin, Texas to face Texas from the Big 12 Conference.

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 212:00 p.m.at No. 23 Texas*FS1W 51–4188,396
September 912:00 p.m.Towson*BTNW 63–1737,105
September 233:00 p.m.UCF*
  • Maryland Stadium
  • College Park, MD
FS1L 10–3833,280
September 3012:00 p.m.at MinnesotaFS1W 31–2443,511
October 74:00 p.m.at No. 10 Ohio StateFOXL 14–62107,180
October 143:30 p.m.Northwestern
  • Maryland Stadium
  • College Park, MD
ESPN2L 21–3738,325
October 2112:00 p.m.at No. 5 WisconsinFOXL 13–3878,058
October 283:30 p.m.Indiana 
  • Maryland Stadium
  • College Park, MD
BTNW 42–3935,144
November 43:30 p.m.at RutgersBTNL 24–3135,221
November 113:30 p.m.No. 21 Michigan
  • Maryland Stadium
  • College Park, MD
BTNL 10–3544,325
November 184:00 p.m.at No. 22 Michigan StateFOXL 7–1770,216
November 253:30 p.m.No. 12 Penn State
  • Maryland Stadium
  • College Park, MD (rivalry)
BTNL 3–6649,680
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule Source:[2]

Game summariesEdit

at TexasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Terrapins 14 16 7 14 51
#23 Longhorns 7 7 20 7 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–3 1978 L, 0–42

Maryland spoiled Texas coach Tom Herman's debut by upsetting the Longhorns, 51–41. The Terps got off to a rough start, with quarterback Tyrell Pigrome throwing an interception that was returned for a touchdown on the Terps' first offensive drive of the game. But after that, Maryland scored 27 unanswered points. Texas did come back and got to within three points, but were never able to regain the lead.[3]

Maryland's Ty Johnson rushed for 132 yards on 12 carries, while D.J. Moore caught seven passes for 133 yards. Johnson, Pigrome, Kasim Hill, and Jake Funk all had rushing touchdowns, and Moore and Taivon Jacobs each had a receiving touchdown.[4] The game also featured several non-offensive touchdowns. In addition to the pick-six by Texas, each team returned a blocked kick for a touchdown, and Texas also returned a punt for a touchdown.[3]

While Pigrome had to leave due to an injury in the third quarter, true freshman quarterback Kasim Hill took over for Maryland and performed well, leading the Terps to two touchdowns in the fourth quarter. When it was all finished, Maryland had completed its first win over a ranked opponent since 2010.[3]

During the game, Maryland lost two key players to injury. Starting quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome was lost for the season after tearing his ACL, and senior defensive end Jessie Aniebonam will miss "several months" due to a fractured ankle.[5]

TowsonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 0 7 0 10 17
Terrapins 21 7 21 14 63
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2011 W, 28–3

Maryland's first home game of 2017 saw the Towson Tigers, Maryland's lone FCS opponent this season, visiting College Park. This game marked the first start of true freshman QB Kasim Hill, and he performed very well, completing 13 of 16 passes for 163 yards with no interceptions. Maryland jumped out to a quick 21-0 lead after the first quarter and ended up scoring nine touchdowns against Towson. It was the first time in Maryland history that the team has started a year by scoring at least 50 points in each of its first two games.[6]

Ty Johnson rushed for 124 yards on only five carries, including two long runs for touchdowns (74 and 46 yards). Javon Leake, Jake Funk, Max Bortenschlager, and D.J. Moore also had rushing touchdowns. Moore led the receivers with 97 yards on seven catches, including two passes caught for touchdowns. Darnell Savage added a touchdown after he intercepted a pass thrown by Towson's Ryan Stover.[6]

Maryland had big plays all afternoon. Six of Maryland's eight touchdowns by the offense were for at least 20 yards, including two that were over 60 yards. Maryland also had a 75-yard touchdown on an interception return. Moore and Johnson, who both had big games against Texas and also against Towson, combined for five of the nine touchdowns. Freshman tailback Javon Leake make his debut for the Terps and also got in on the big play action, scoring a touchdown after a 61-yard rush.[7]

In the end, Maryland was far too much for Towson to handle, and the Terps ended up with a 63-17 victory.

UCFEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Knights 0 14 7 17 38
Terrapins 3 0 7 0 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2016 W, 30–24

Maryland's last non-conference game of the season saw Central Florida visiting College Park. The previous year, Maryland and UCF had met in Orlando, with Maryland winning in double-overtime.[8]

Kasim Hill made his second start at QB for the Terps, but he would not stay in the game for long. In the first quarter during a QB scramble, Hill was injured, and was unable to put any weight on his right leg as he hobbled off the field with assistance. Sophomore QB Max Bortenschlager replaced Hill, but was unable to lead the Terps to victory. He finished 15 for 26 with 132 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions.[9]

UCF lead 14-3 after the first half. Maryland's offense ended up being outgained 428-197 and was not able to mount any serious threat against UCF. Maryland converted only 2 out of 13 third down attempts.[9] The scoring was capped for the day when a Bortenschlager pass was picked off and returned for a TD by Mike Hughes. Central Florida ended up defeating Maryland by a final score of 38-10.[10]

at MinnesotaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Terrapins 7 10 0 14 31
Golden Gophers 0 10 7 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2016 L, 10–31

at Ohio StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Terrapins 7 0 0 7 14
No. 11 Buckeyes 20 21 14 7 62
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–3 2016 L, 3–62

NorthwesternEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 3 21 3 10 37
Terrapins 7 7 7 0 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at WisconsinEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Terrapins 0 3 10 0 13
No. 5 Badgers 7 14 7 10 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2015 L, 24–31

IndianaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hoosiers 16 7 10 6 39
Terrapins 7 21 0 14 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–4 2016 L, 36–42

at RutgersEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Terrapins 7 7 10 0 24
Scarlet Knights 0 17 0 14 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–5 2016 W, 31–13

MichiganEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wolverines 7 21 0 7 35
Terrapins 0 0 3 7 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–5 2016 L, 3–59

at Michigan StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Terrapins 0 0 0 7 7
Spartans 7 7 3 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–6 2016 W, 28–17

Penn StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 12 Nittany Lions 14 17 21 14 66
Terrapins 0 0 3 0 3
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–37–1 2016 L, 14–38

RosterEdit

2017 Maryland Terrapins football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 D. J. Moore Jr
RB 2 Lorenzo Harrison III So
QB 3 Tyrrell Pigrome   So
RB 5 Anthony McFarland Jr. Fr
RB 6 Ty Johnson Jr
QB 8 Caleb Henderson     Jr
WR 9 Jahrvis Davenport Jr
WR 10 D. J. Turner So
QB 11 Kasim Hill Fr
WR 12 Tavion Jacobs   Sr
WR 14 Tahj Capehart Fr
QB 16 Ryan Brand   So
QB 18 Max Bortenschlager So
WR 19 M. J. Jarrell Fr
RB 20 Javon Leake Fr
RB 33 Tayon Fleet-Davis Fr
RB 34 Jake Funk So
RB 35 Marcus Smith   Sr
WR 37 Josh Bekoe   Sr
WR 37 Chris Jones Sr
RB 40 Ikechukwu Ogwuegbu So
TE 47 Kevin Woodeshick Jr
TE 48 Derrick Hayward Sr
OL 55 Derwin Gray   Jr
OL 57 Richard Merritt   Fr
OL 58 Damian Prince   Jr
OL 64 Brendan Moore   Jr
OL 67 Tyran Hunt Fr
OL 68 Ellis McKennie   So
OL 70 Sean Christie   Jr
OL 72 Marcus Minor Fr
OL 73 Johnny Jordan Fr
OL 74 Brian Plummer   Fr
OL 75 Terrence Davis So
OL 77 Will McClain   So
OL 79 Jordan McNair Fr
TE 80 Noah Barnes   Fr
TE 82 Avery Edwards Jr
WR 83 Carlos Carriere Fr
WR 84 Jacquille Veii   Sr
WR 85 Sean Nelson Fr
WR 86 Jayden Comma Fr
WR 87 Michael Cornwell Jr
TE 89 Andrew Park Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 1 Jermaine Carter Sr
DB 3 Denzel Conyers   Sr
DB 4 Darnell Savage Jr
DL 5 Cavon Walker   Jr
DL 6 Jesse Aniebonam   Sr
DB 7 J. C. Jackson   Jr
DL 8 Kingsley Opara Sr
DB 10 Josh Woods Sr
DB 11 Fofie Bazzie Fr
DB 12 Elijah Daniels So
DB 13 Markquese Bell Fr
DB 14 Deon Jones Fr
DB 14 J. T. Ventura   Sr
DE 15 Melvin Keihn   Jr
DB 16 Ayinde Eley Fr
DB 17 Tino Ellis So
LB 18 Shane Cockerille Sr
DB 20 Antwaine Richardson   So
DB 21 RaVon Davis   Jr
ILB 22 Isaiah Davis   So
DB 23 Alex Woods   Jr
DB 24 Qwuantrezz Knight So
LB 25 Antoine Brooks   So
DB 26 Kenny Bennett Fr
DL 27 Bryce Bland Fr
DB 29 Elisha Daniels So
DB 30 Allen Corbin   Sr
LB 31 Nnamdi Egbuaba   Jr
LB 39 Steve Baca So
LB 42 Nick Underwood   So
LB 43 Jalen Brooks Sr
DL 44 Andrew Isaacs   Sr
DB 45 Dimitri Lee   Jr
DL 50 Mbi Tanyi Jr
LB 53 Brett Shepherd So
DE 55 Dion Goldbourne   Fr
LB 56 Matt Gillespie   Jr
DL 56 Cam Spence Fr
DL 57 Sean Oluwatimi So
DL 59 Keiron Howard   So
DL 90 B'Ahmad Miller Fr
DL 91 Adam McLean So
DL 92 Chandler Burkett Sr
DL 93 Oseh Saine   So
DL 95 Lawtez Rogers Fr
DL 96 Brett Kulka   Jr
DL 97 Celso Rivera Jr
DL 98 Brandon Gaddy Fr
DL 99 Breyon Gaddy Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 3 Adam Greene Sr
K 41 Mike Shinsky So
LS 51 Matt Oliveira Jr
LS 56 Nate Adams Sr
P 88 Wade Lees So
K, P 97 Daniel Sutton Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Andy Buh (Defensive Coordinator)
  • Walt Bell (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks)
  • Chris Beatty (Associate Head Coach / Wide Receivers)
  • Jimmy Brumbaugh (Co-Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Line)
  • Pete Lembo (Assistant Head Coach / Special Teams Coordinator / Tight Ends)
  • Tyler Bowen (Offensive Line)
  • Aazaar Abdul-Rahim (Defensive Backs)
  • Matt Barnes (Linebackers)
  • Anthony Tucker (Running Backs)
  • Alex Garwig (Graduate Assistant)
  • Micah James (Graduate Assistant)
  • Fredi Knighten (Graduate Assistant)
  • Desmond Morgan (Graduate Assistant)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster
Last update: September 14, 2017

Awards and honorsEdit

Weekly Awards
Player Award Date Awarded Ref.
Antoine Brooks Co-Special Teams Player of the Week September 4, 2017 [11]

Players in the 2018 NFL DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
D. J. Moore WR 1 24 Carolina Panthers
Jermaine Carter LB 5 161 Carolina Panthers

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016-17 Big Ten Football Schedules Announced" (Press release). University of Maryland Department of Athletics. July 11, 2013. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  2. ^ "2017 Maryland Terrapins Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Kendziora, Thomas (2 September 2017). "Maryland football upsets Texas, 51-41, in wild season opener". Testudo Times. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Maryland vs. Texas - Box Score - September 2, 2017 - ESPN". ESPN. 2 September 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  5. ^ Kendziora, Thomas (5 September 2017). "Maryland football's Tyrrell Pigrome out for the season; Jesse Aniebonam out for 'several months'". Testudo Times. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  6. ^ a b Kendziora, Thomas (9 September 2017). "Maryland football cruises past Towson, 63-17, in home opener". Testudo Times. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  7. ^ Kendziora, Thomas (9 September 2017). "Explosive plays key Maryland football to convincing win over Towson". Testudo Times. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Maryland vs. UCF - Game Summary - September 17, 2016 - ESPN". ESPN. 18 September 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  9. ^ a b Stubbs, Roman (23 September 2017). "Maryland throttled by UCF after Kasim Hill leaves game with injury". Washington Post. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  10. ^ Goldstein, Jared (23 September 2017). "Maryland football crushed by UCF, 38-10, for season's 1st loss". Testudo Times. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  11. ^ "Big Ten Football Players of the Week". www.bigten.org. Big Ten Conference. September 4, 2017. Archived from the original on September 4, 2017. Retrieved September 6, 2017.