The Maryland Terrapins looked strong in their season opener against Florida International cruising past FIU 43-10. Quarterback C.J. Brown looked strong throwing for three touchdowns and adding two others on the ground. Brown hadn’t taken a live snap in over year, but didn’t show any signs of rust in his stellar performance. Brown led the team in yards on the ground and air dominating the team’s stat line. Wide receivers Deon Long and Stefon Diggs had huge games catching the ball. Long and Diggs had 98 and 110 yards receiving, respectively.
The defense was dominant as well giving up just 59 yards in the entire first half. The “D” also forced two turnovers setting up a score.
Coach Edsall seemed pleased after the season opener, but was still looking for improvements. After 4-8 season a year ago, the team seems poised for a much improved season. Next Saturday, the Terps take on the Old Dominion Monarchs once again at Byrd Stadium. The game seems very winnable as the Monarchs dropped their season opener to East Carolina, 52-38. Maryland will look to go 2-0 in non-conference play before entering their final season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.