It was a rough weekend for most Maryland sports teams, but former Terps had great weekends in the NFL and MLS.
D.C. United’s Patrick Mullins scored four second-half goals Saturday, becoming the first MLS player to accomplish such a feat. He’s just the 11th player in MLS history to score four goals in a game, and the first since Jeff Cunningham in 2009. It took Mullins only 31 minutes to score his four goals, which is the fastest ever.
In American football, Stefon Diggs exploded for 8 catches, 173 yards and two touchdowns en route to the Minnesota Vikings doubling up the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-17. This catch was the highlight of his day, and one of the best catches in the league overall:
Vernon Davis was loud and proud on Sunday Night Football.
That moxie, combined with five catches for 58 yards and a touchdown, helped lead Washington to a 27-10 win over Oakland.
In other news
Maryland football lost in more ways than one Saturday. There was the actual game, and then there was the loss of Kasim Hill to whatever injury the Angry Maryland Quarterback-Hating God assigned to him. We should know more about that soon.
In the aftermath of that game, Thomas took his best shot at what the Terps’ depth chart at the position might look like—and then some. I provided Terp Nation with some options for how to cope with the loss. Hopefully everybody was safe and didn’t take it too hard. We’ve got a Fanpost that took a different, but also valid approach to the current state of the quarterback situation.
Maryland field hockey continued to struggle Sunday, losing 3-2 to Northwestern.
The women’s soccer team also lost to Northwestern, but by a score of 2-0.
It wasn’t all bad for Maryland sports over the weekend, as volleyball swept Indiana Saturday night for its first Big Ten win of the season.
Maryland women’s golf also swept the team and individual competitions at the Penn State Invitational to finish out the weekend.