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Maryland football’s Torrey Smith and Frank Reich are Super Bowl champions

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

Super Bowl LII - Philadelphia Eagles v New England Patriots Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

In what has seemingly become a custom in American sports, a championship game came down to the wire and became an instant classic.

Former Maryland football standouts Torrey Smith (‘10) and Frank Reich (‘84) helped the Philadelphia Eagles take down the dynastic New England Patriots, 41-33, in Super Bowl LII on Sunday night. Reich, the Eagles’ offensive coordinator, engineered an offense that put up 374 yards through the air and 164 yards on the ground. Smith had five receptions for 49 yards.

It is the sixth year out of the last seven that a former Maryland player has been on a Super Bowl-wining team. Smith now has two rings after winning one in the 2012 season with the Baltimore Ravens. Reich avenged four straight losses with the Buffalo Bills in the early 1990s.

In other news

Maryland men’s basketball got back in the win column Sunday afternoon with a 68-63 win over Wisconsin. That was good. Red Panda was better.

Just like in any close game, there were a few things that made big differences. Here are three things that went right for the Terps.

Want to relive the game, but in still form? Here are some pictures!

The women’s team outdid Nebraska on the road, winning 64-57.

Now-former Maryland football star D.J. Moore looks like he’s starting his own brand while on his way to the NFL. Put me down for some merchandise!