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Yannick Ngakoue sets Maryland single-season sacks record

Maryland defensive lineman Yannick Ngakoue (7) smiles after sacking South Florida quarterback Quinton Flowers.
Maryland defensive lineman Yannick Ngakoue (7) smiles after sacking South Florida quarterback Quinton Flowers. (Patrick Semansky / Associated Press)

In the first quarter of Maryland's matchup with Indiana, defensive end Yannick Ngakoue set the program's single-season sacks record with a strip sack of Hoosiers quarterback Nate Sudfeld.

Defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson snatched the ball out of the air, and it was initially ruled an interception. But after further review, it was changed to a sack.

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Ngakoue has 13 1/2 sacks this season, which breaks the record of 13 held by Bruce Palmer (1978) and Mark Duda (1982).

"It was cool," Ngakoue said. "We work in practice and I was just executing what my coaches told me to do."

Ngakoue has 21 1/2 sacks in his three seasons at Maryland, which ranks fourth all-time. Andre Monroe holds the career record with 25. Ngakoue also moved past former Terps standout Shawne Merriman for eighth on Maryland's all-time tackles for loss list with 33.

"I couldn't have done it without my coaches and my teammates," Ngakoue said. "And it will be a great thing to look back at down the road."

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