The Maryland Terrapins (5-5, 2-5 Big Ten) are looking to end their three-game losing streak and secure bowl eligibility by upsetting No. 18 Nebraska (8-2, 5-2) on the road, but at the half, it’s not looking good.
The Cornhuskers grabbed a late four-yard touchdown in the second quarter to give them a 21-0 lead over Maryland.
In an unexpected battle of the back-up quarterbacks, Terps’ freshman Max Bortenschlager got the start over senior Perry Hills, who isn’t playing because of a season-long shoulder injury that’s plagued any consistency for the team’s offense.
Cornhuskers’ backup senior Ryker Fife started for just the second time in his career with Tommy Armstrong nursing a hamstring injury. And unfortunately for Maryland, Nebraska’s offense is functioning much better with its backup in the game.
Bortenschlager has completed six-of-13 passes for 58 yards, while sophomore running back Ty Johnson is leading the ground game with 20 yards on six carries for the Terps.
Maryland has just 91 yards of total offense with six first downs, compared with the Cornhuskers’ 270 total yards.
For Nebraska, Fyfe has thrown 14 for 20 with 153 yards and one touchdown.
The Terps closed out the first half with the ball for the final 12 seconds, but couldn’t do anything with it, letting Bortenschlager get sacked.
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Former Virginia Cavaliers guard and current NBA player Kyle Guy is urging the public to take the coronavirus seriously after his grandfather passed away as a result of COVID-19 on Friday.
While sharing the news of his grandfather's passing on social media Saturday, Guy used his platform to share words of advice on how to limit the disease's effect.
"I beg you, don't let this be your wake up call," Guy wrote in a tweet. "Take this seriously and stay safe."
The 2019 NCAA tournament Most Outstanding Player offered further advice in an Instagram post about his grandfather, saying: "Stay safe and continue to LISTEN to the rules put in place for this worldwide pandemic. We will get through this."
Well over 1 million people have been inflicted with the coronavirus, and the disease has claimed the lives of over 60,000, according to the World Health Organization. As a result, professional sports are on hold and most states in the United States have placed restrictions on large gatherings and non-essential travel.
Teammates and a slew of others in the basketball community, including Buddy Hield and former Maryland forward Bruno Fernando, responded to Guy's posts sharing their sympathy.
In his Instagram post, Guy, who has appeared in two games as a rookie, also shared a story about the impact a tongue-in-cheek remark from his grandfather had on his NBA pursuit.
"When I was 7 or 8 my grandfather had me sign a piece of paper saying he'd be my manager (jokingly) if I ever made it to the NBA," Guy wrote in the caption. "Something as small as that was always on my mind while I tried to make my dream come true. I know he's up there waiting for his cut."
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With Wrestlemania 36 underway this weekend, Maryland football coach Mike Locksley sat down on Instagram Live with former Terps defensive lineman and current WWE superstar Mojo Rawley to talk about his new career path.
Rawley's real name is Dean Muhtadi, and he played for the Terps in for two years as a Division III transfer. He finished third on team in sacks that season and despite going undrafted in 2009, found his way to an NFL camp with the Packers.
Muhtadi spent 2009 with Green Bay and 2010 with the Cardinals before suffering an injury that landed him on injured reserve. It was then where Muhtadi found a new career path thanks to two of his best friends.
"Dan Gronkowski and Chris Gronkowski played with me at Maryland, two of my closest friends," Rawley said on "Late Night With Locks". "Their dad was one of our coach's roommates in the WWE, so it seemed like a natural fit. We were watching together, and I kinda made a comment like, 'this would be awesome if I could be one of [the wrestlers]. Mr. Gronk made the call and the rest was history."
Rawley has been a WWE superstar and currently stands as Rob Gronkowski's hype man. The former Patriots tight end is WWE's most recent signee and is Wrestlemania 36's host.
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