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MM 12.16: Maryland football’s offense receives multiple conference honors

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

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Six players on Maryland football’s offense received recognition from the Big Ten Tuesday, highlighted by running back Jake Funk being named to the All-Big Ten Third Team by coaches.

Funk leads the entire FBS in yards per carry (8.6), with 516 rushing yards this season on just 60 attempts in four showings. After dealing with two ACL tears in the same amount of years, he stepped up as the Terps’ lead back this season and has averaged 129 rushing yards per contest, which ranks eighth in the nation and second in the conference.

The senior has produced three rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown as well. He wasn’t an unanimous selection, however, as he was named an honorable mention by the media.

On offense, quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa, wide receiver Rakim Jarrett, wide receiver Dontay Demus Jr., center Johnny Jordan and left tackle Jaelyn Duncan were named honorable mentions.

Through four starts for the Terps, Tagovailoa has passed for 1,011 yards and seven touchdowns, completing 75 of his 122 pass attempts (61.5%). He also has two rushing scores on the season.

Demus leads Maryland in receiving yards (365), receiving touchdowns (4) and receptions (24). He’s scored in four consecutive games, which is the longest streak of any Power Five wide receiver in the country.

Jordan and Duncan have been essential pieces to an offensive line that has allowed Maryland to rush 4.8 yards per carry, which ranks third in the Big Ten.

In other news

Mike and Henry shared their biggest takeaways from Maryland men’s basketball’s loss to No. 19 Rutgers.

Dylan gave his takeaways from Maryland women’s basketball’s victory over the Scarlet Knights.

Aidan gave the latest on the Terps in the NFL, highlighted by Stefon Diggs.

Maryland football is ready for Early National Signing Day. We’ll have coverage throughout the day.

Freshman Tarheeb Still is already establishing himself among the nation’s best.

Former Maryland men’s basketball star Jalen Smith is off to a hot start in the NBA preseason.

Maryland women’s basketball shared highlights from its win over Rutgers.

Head coach Brenda Frese’s squad is the highest scoring team in the nation.