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Let’s look at Maryland football’s other recent 400-yard rushing games

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

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Maryland football beat Bowling Green 45-14 Saturday, overcoming a halftime deficit by outscoring the Falcons 35-0 in the second half. The most eye-popping stat from the game: Maryland amassed 444 rushing yards and surrendered just 15.

Here’s what that looks like visually:

It was the Terps’ highest rushing output since 1999 and only their third 400-yard performance of the millennium. Let’s talk about those other games.

The last 400-yard game: 10/1/2016 vs. Purdue

This was Maryland’s first Homecoming game under DJ Durkin, and the Terps absolutely decimated the Boilermakers. Ty Johnson was the star, rushing for 204 yards and two scores on just seven carries. Lorenzo Harrison III added 78 yards and a touchdown, his fourth in as many games to start his career. Maryland won 50-7 and almost moved into the AP top 25; the Terps were favored at Penn State the following week. They lost seven of their last nine games.

The previous best of the century: 11/28/2015 at Rutgers (401 yards)

Maryland entered this game 2-9 and winless in Big Ten play, then fell behind 31-10 in the second quarter. But the ground game brought the Terps back. Brandon Ross, playing his final college game, finished with 173 yards and three touchdowns, and his 80-yarder with 4:40 remaining gave Maryland a 46-41 lead it wouldn’t relinquish. Johnson, then a freshman, had only two carries; they went for 43- and 44-yard scores.

The best total since: 11/20/1999 vs. Virginia (445 yards)

Perhaps more notable than the total, LaMont Jordan piled up 306 yards by himself. That’s still the school record by 30 yards, and it remains the most by a junior in ACC history. Unfortunately, the Terps actually lost this game, 34-30, to close their season 5-6 with four straight losses. Jordan was already having an unreal season; his 1,632 rushing yards remain a school and ACC junior record.

Ironically, Saturday’s game was Jordan’s second as color commentator on the Maryland Sports Radio Network. The Terps had 447 rushing yards before closing the game with kneel-downs.

In other news

Here are Justin’s takeaways from the game, and here’s Ryan on how cutting down on penalties made all the difference.

If the AP Poll listed 30 teams instead of 25, Maryland would be ranked.

Maryland’s field hockey team is having an incredible season. The No. 3 Terps beat No. 12 Delaware on Friday and No. 17 Harvard on Sunday to improve to 7-0.

Volleyball went 2-1 at the Maryland Invite, its first weekend at home this fall.

Women’s soccer played George Washington to a scoreless draw last night, moving to 2-3-3 this season.

And men’s soccer still hasn’t scored a goal in 2018.

The good news, though: Lefty Driesell is officially in the Hall of Fame.

Stefon Diggs highlighted Maryland alums’ NFL performances this weekend (we’ll have a full roundup soon).