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7 outrageous numbers from Maryland football’s win over Purdue

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

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The Maryland football team got Big Ten play off to a real easy start this weekend, running all over Purdue for a 50-7 win. These are just a couple random stats I found that illustrate what utter dominance this was. Feel free to point out your own in the comments.


Rushing yards accumulated by Maryland. Ty Johnson accounted for 204 of these on only seven carries. He had runs of 56, 76 and 48 yards, and basically beat Purdue by himself.

26 yards

Purdue’s longest play of the day, a pass from backup quarterback Elijah Sindelar to wide receiver Gregory Phillips in the fourth quarter. Yes, you’ll notice this is lower than Ty Johnson’s average yards per rush.


Yards per play for Purdue.


Sacks of Purdue quarterback David Blough. Purdue came in with the No. 1 offensive passing downs sack rate in the country, and the Terps’ defenders ran right through ‘em.


David Blough’s completion percentage. He was under pressure all day, and with his team down big early, the Boilermakers didn’t have any other choice than to keep on throwing. Eventually, mercifully, they relieved him of duty in the fourth quarter.


Completions, on 13 attempts, for Maryland quarterback Perry Hills. Discard one throwaway and that’s a completion rate of 66 percent. He did his job again, even after throwing an interception on his very first pass of the day.


Penalties the Terps committed, for 92 yards. Calling this a red flag would be a stretch, as it was one of the only negative things Maryland did. Expect DJ Durkin to tighten things up this week during practice.

In other news

Maryland secured a four-star basketball commit and a three-star football commit over the weekend. Both visited and got to see the Terps’ destruction of Purdue.

Ty Johnson captained Maryland’s running backs to an amazing day, and Maryland’s defense never let up.

Maryland got 23 votes in the latest AP Poll, and is only two spots behind Penn State in S&P+. This is officially on.

Maryland volleyball and women’s soccer each picked up losses over the weekend.

DJ Durkin is taking a much different approach to celebration penalties than Randy Edsall did, which seems nice.

Today is Maryland basketball’s first official practice, and the Terps are welcoming some new faces.

Here’s every touchdown Maryland scored against Purdue, courtesy of our friends at TerpsWatch.