COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland jumped out to an 18-point lead in the first half against Indiana, then that lead evaporated.
Look back at the first 30 minutes of action with these 3 things you need to know about the QB matchup, which is a 30-21 game at the break.
1) Perry Hills out and Caleb Rowe looks OK
As Perry Hills battles mononucleosis, Caleb Rowe was inserted at quarterback vs. Indiana and he played a solid game in the first half. Interceptions have been his biggest issue, but by being able to rely on the running game those were not an issue.
Brandon Ross and his 122 yards on the ground took the pressure off of Rowe, but has that well dried up?
2) Sudfeld answers back
Maryland got out to a 21-3 lead in the first quarter on Indiana, but the Hoosiers stormed back with the slicing and dicing by Indiana quarterback Nate Sudfeld. He took advantage of when Maryland put its secondary in one-on-one situations with deep shots and touch passes to fit the ball into traffic.
Indiana scored 21 unanswered points to take a 24-21 lead by the 12-minute mark of the second quarter.
3) Second-half shootout?
Sudfeld looks like he won’t be backing down. That means Hoosier points, which means Maryland will have to answer. The risk? When Rowe has had his back against the wall, he tends to get flustered and force passes into small spaces and interceptions happen.
Rowe finished 10-of-20 in the first half for 88 yards. Sudfeld was 13-of-19 for 238 yards and two touchdowns.