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MM 9.13: Maryland football quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Following his borderline perfect performance against Charlotte Saturday, Maryland redshirt junior quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa was named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week by the conference Monday. Ohio State sophomore wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. shared the honor with Tagovailoa.

Tagovailoa shined against the 49ers, completing 27-of-31 passes for 391 yards and four touchdowns while adding a fifth total touchdown on the ground. Not only did Tagovailoa set a personal best with four passing touchdowns in a single game, but he climbed up the school’s record books as well.

The third-year Terps’ 87.1% completion percentage against Charlotte is the best single-game mark ever from a Maryland quarterback that attempted at least 15 passes in a contest. Tagovailoa also tied former Terp C.J. Brown, who played at the school from 2009-14, for fourth on Maryland’s all-time passing touchdown list.

Tagovailoa is the first Maryland player to win the weekly award since he did so himself on Nov. 2, 2020; he is also the only player in Maryland history to win the award twice.

A native of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, Tagovailoa is now only one game away from his 10th career 300-yard passing game. Tagovailoa also earned some national recognition, as he had — by far — the highest passing grade while under pressure in the country in week two, according to PFF.

In other news

Emmett Siegel graded Maryland football’s position groups following its 56-21 win over Charlotte.

Jack Parry recapped Maryland volleyball’s weekend at the Aztec Classic.

Maryland football named five Players of the Week, including guys from each side of the ball.

Maryland football took a glimpse into the future with a highlight of redshirt freshman Billy Edwards Jr. connecting with freshman wideout Octavian Smith Jr. for a touchdown against Charlotte.

Maryland football’s week four game at Michigan will kick off at noon on FOX as a part of the network’s “Big Noon Kickoff.”

Maryland women’s basketball head coach Brenda Frese knows what it takes to win in college basketball.

Maryland men’s soccer redshirt senior defender Nick Richardson had the deciding goal in the Terps’ 2-1 win at Georgetown last weekend.

Maryland women’s soccer reflected on Sunday’s Senior Day.

Goalkeeper Emory Wegener pitched a shutout in her first appearance in net for Maryland women’s soccer.

Maryland field hockey defender Ericka Morris-Adams was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

Junior defender Rayne Wright has been dominant for Maryland field hockey.

Maryland volleyball highlighted the performances of a few of its players from this past weekend.

Maryland men’s soccer head coach Sasho Cirovski mourns the loss of his mother Lubica.