Maryland football had a better day on Sunday than it did on Saturday.
A day after the in-college Terps got throttled 35-14 by Temple, a handful of professional Terps had big days in their respective NFL games.
DJ Moore caught his first career NFL touchdown in the Carolina Panthers’ loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
First career TD for DJ Moore ✊ pic.twitter.com/Ck5xoUGnkH— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) September 16, 2018
It looked very much like something he would have done at Maryland.
His teammate and fellow receiver Torrey Smith caught his first touchdown as a Panther earlier in the same quarter.
Torrey's first TD as a Panther‼️ pic.twitter.com/h2FhiOGPuA— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) September 16, 2018
But the biggest day belonged to the superstar sandwiched between the two aforementioned receivers at Maryland. Stefon Diggs had nine receptions for 128 yards, two touchdowns and a two-point conversion. All three scores came in the fourth quarter. Here they are in order:
When all was said and done, professional Terps outscored the actual Terps 26-14. That’s why they’re professionals.
In other news
On Saturday, Temple either made a leap or Maryland was alarmingly bad. Or both.
Men’s soccer won in overtime.
The volleyball team went 2-1 over the weekend in the Temple Invite.
Here’s another pro Terp (Toronto FC forward Tsubasa Endoh) dominating yesterday:
And Maryland tennis’ Kate Yemelyanenka and Saya Usui won the doubles title at this weekend’s Bedford Cup.