LINCOLN, Neb. — Terrell Newby ran for a career-high three touchdowns, Ryker Fyfe passed for 220 yards and a score filling in for injured starter Tommy Armstrong Jr., and No. 18 Nebraska defeated struggling Maryland 28-7 on Saturday.
The Cornhuskers (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten) stayed alive in the West Division. They must win at Iowa on Friday and Wisconsin must lose to Minnesota on Saturday for Nebraska to win the division.
Maryland (5-6, 2-6) lost for the sixth time in seven games and has been outscored 149-13 over three weeks. The Terps did not win a conference road game this season, and hosting Rutgers next weekend, they have one last chance to become bowl eligible.
Fyfe prevailed over Max Bortenschlager in a battle of backup quarterbacks.
In his first career start, freshman Bortenschlager completed 14-of-29 passes for 191 yards and one touchdown — the Terps' first in November — as Maryland finished with 207 total yards, compared with the Cornhuskers' 401. He also was sacked five times.
Maryland ended an 11-quarter stretch with no touchdowns when D.J. Moore caught a short pass and took it 92 yards to the end zone early in the fourth quarter.
Armstrong injured his hamstring scoring the winning touchdown in last week's game against Minnesota. Perry Hills was dressed but didn't play for the Terrapins because of a season-long shoulder injury. Hills left the Terps' loss to Ohio State last week in the first quarter and has not played since.
CSN Mid-Atlantic contributed to this story.
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