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Maryland tries to get its running game back in gear for Big Ten opener vs. Minnesota

Maryland tries to get its running game back in gear for Big Ten opener vs. Minnesota

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...

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