Not much happened in the third quarter, as Maryland has layed off the gas a bit with a 40-10 lead.
Maryland punted for the first time in the game, as Nate Renfro sent one 35 yards away after Dave Stinebaugh dropped a third down C.J. Brown pass. On FIU's following drive, Marcus Whitfield sacked Jake Medlock to force the three-and-out.
E.J. Hilliard came in for FIU at quarterback later in the quarter, and his first pass was picked off by Dexter McDougle, who tipped the ball up and made a fantastic catch on the ground. A few drives later, Roman Braglio got in on the action with his first collegiate sack, and Marcus Whitfield added his second of the day.
Caleb Rowe came out at quarterback for Maryland, with the first-team offensive line remaining in the game.
C.J. Brown - 20/23, 281 yards, three touchdowns. 11 rushes for 105 yards and two touchdowns.
Brandon Ross - Ten rushes for 21 yards.
Albert Reid - Seven rushes for 46 yards.
Deon Long - Nine catches for 110 yards and one touchdown.
Stefon Diggs - Five catches for 98 yards and one touchdown.
Lorne Goree - Ten tackles.