On Maryland’s first snap last week against Temple, senior running back Ty Johnson got two yards. On the first play of the next offensive series, sophomore Tayon Fleet-Davis was stuffed at the line of scrimmage.
It wasn’t until redshirt freshman Anthony McFarland got his first touch, on the first play of the team's third possession, that a running play worked. McFarland went for 14 yards.
For the next 2 ½ quarters, as the Terps fell further and further behind in a game they would eventually lose, 35-14, what was supposed to be the team’s biggest strength offensively seemed to be stuck in neutral.
Or worse — going in reverse. Heading into Saturday’s Big Ten opener...