clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Maryland football stock report: Ups and downs from blowout loss to West Virginia

Who's up, and who's down after Maryland's 45-6 loss against West Virginia? It's our weekly stock report.

Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Everything that could've gone wrong for Maryland against West Virginia did Saturday afternoon, as the Mountaineers had their way with the Terps en route to a 45-6 win and a 3-0 start to their season.

The Mountaineers put up 601 total yards of offense and recorded 37 first downs to Maryland's 14. When a team plays that well, that usually always spells victory. Quarterback Skyler Howard was a guy that the Terps needed to pay close attention to, and they couldn't stop him, as he was 21 for 33, 294 yards (8.9 yards per attempt), four touchdowns and an interception.  Wendell Smallwood ran for 147 yards (6.7 yards per carry) and a touchdown. Rushel Shell even got in on the action with 77 yards (5.1 yards per carry) and a touchdown.

So who's up and who's down after this one-sided loss to West Virginia?

Stock up

Daxx Garman: Daxx Garman's stock is up after this game because he was the only Maryland player who put points on the board or at at least facilitate making it happen. The 46 yard pass from Garman to freshman Jahrvis Davenport was Garman's first touchdown as a Terp and Davenport's first career touchdown. Maryland head coach made the change for Garman in the second half and he was able to produce. Will this change anything? maybe not but at least Garman was able to get game snaps put on film.

Brandon Ross: Ross now has two 100-yard games after posting 130 yards (8.7 yards per rush) on 15 carries. He could've had a touchdown added to his stat line, but he fumbled the ball near the goal line on a 55-yard scamper near the end of the first half. That wasn't great, but Ross had a good game.

Stock holding

Maryland's offensive line. The line's streak of three games without a sack allowed came to an end, but they did open up a lot of holes for Ross, Wes Brown and Ty Johnson against a very good rush defense.

Stock down

Maryland's quarterback situation. Caleb Rowe threw four more interceptions, and Maryland's offense didn't pick up in earnest at any point. Rowe will start next weekend against Michigan, but this is a tough spot.

Maryland's secondary. Mountaineers receiver Shelton Gibson took whatever he wanted, as did quarterback Skyler Howard. Maryland clearly has a lot of work to do at the back end of the defense.

Maryland, altogether. Losing 45-6 doesn't do it, and this week's game against Michigan won't be so easy, either.