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Tight third quarter sets up close finish at Byrd Stadium

The Terrapins entered the third quarter against Iowa on Saturday with a three-point lead. They ended up by the same amount.

After C.J. Brown and Caleb Rowe's injuries, third-stringer Perry Hills entered the game at quarterback for the first time in two years. Hills struggled a bit, going 5-for-9 with some rough-looking incompletions. But he did hit Stefon Diggs for a 53-yard catch-and-run touchdown that, for a moment, put Maryland up by 10 points.

Iowa answered with a two-yard touchdown run from running back Mark Weisman, who'd dashed 38 yards on the previous play. The quarter ended with Iowa facing a third down-and-two situation just across midfield.

Maryland outgained Iowa by nine yards, 109-100, in the third quarter. We should be looking at a tight finish inside Byrd Stadium.