Maryland
Nevada
42 - 35 Final
  for this game

Scott returns in second half to lift Maryland over Nevada

Dec 31, 2008 - 7:44 AM BOISE, Idaho (Ticker) -- Turns out Da'Rel Scott only needed one half of football after all.

After being suspended for the first half of Tuesday's Humanitarian Bowl due to a curfew violation, the sophomore tailback carried Maryland to a 42-35 triumph over Nevada.

"I made a bad decision," Scott said. "I felt I had to run with a purpose."

He did just that, rushing for a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter to snap a tie and propel the Terrapins to their first victory since November 15.

Once ranked as high as No. 21 in the nation, Maryland (8-5) closed the regular season with a whimper, falling in back-to-back games to Florida State and Boston College. But the Terps rebounded in this one - despite surrendering the lead on three separate occasions to a Nevada squad that would not go away.

The Wolf Pack erased a two-touchdown halftime deficit, as Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year Colin Kaepernick delivered a pair of touchdown passes to pull Nevada even early in the fourth quarter. But that's when Scott took over.

After failing to get his first carry of the day until the 5:55 mark of the third, Scott made most of his chances count. Less than two minutes after Kaepernick's 21-yard scoring strike to Marko Mitchell tied things at 28-28, Scott burst through the line for a 49-yard TD dash to put Maryland back on top.

One possession later, Scott manufactured an entire drive by himself, going 66 yards in four plays - including a 30-yard run down to the goal line - and pounding in a 2-yard plunge to extend the Terrapins' lead to 42-28.

"He just ran through us like we weren't there," Nevada head coach Chris Ault said.

Kaepernick's 15-yard TD run on a broken play pulled Nevada to within a touchdown at 42-35, but the Wolf Pack failed to recover the ensuing onside kick.

Scott finished with 174 yards - just 25 yards shy of his career best despite playing just one half - and a pair of touchdowns on just 14 carries.

Kaepernick kept Nevada (7-6) in it, completing 24-of-47 passes for 369 yards, tossing three touchdowns and rushing for another. He also was intercepted twice.

"We made them one-dimensional and got used to them throwing the ball," Maryland defensive lineman Jeremy Navarre said. "We got used to them running the ball."








  • HUMANITARIAN BOWL
    AT BOISE ID
    NCAAF FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MARYLAND 13 15 0 14 42
    NEVADA 14 0 7 14 35 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MARYLAND - TD, ADRIAN CANNON 59 YD PASS FROM
    CHRIS TURNER (TWO-POINT
    CONVERSION FAILED), 1:01.
    MARYLAND 6-0
    NEVADA - TD, CHRIS WELLINGTON 1 YD PASS
    FROM COLIN

    Dec 30 8:16 PM


  • HUMANITARIAN BOWL
    AT BOISE ID
    NCAAF HUMANITARIAN BOWL
    TD NEVADA
    COLIN KAEPERNICK 15 YD RUN
    (BRETT JAEKLE KICK)
    MARYLAND 42
    NEVADA 35 2:19 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Maryland 42, Nevada 35  4th - 2:19Dec 30 8:11 PM
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    Maryland 42, Nevada 35  4th - 2:19Dec 30 8:11 PM


  • HUMANITARIAN BOWL
    AT BOISE ID
    NCAAF HUMANITARIAN BOWL
    TD MARYLAND
    DA'REL SCOTT 2 YD RUN
    (OBI EGEKEZE KICK)
    MARYLAND 42
    NEVADA 28 7:44 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Maryland 42, Nevada 28  4th - 7:44Dec 30 7:43 PM
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    Maryland 35, Nevada 28  4th - 8:48Dec 30 7:37 PM


  • HUMANITARIAN BOWL
    AT BOISE ID
    NCAAF HUMANITARIAN BOWL
    TD MARYLAND
    DA'REL SCOTT 49 YD RUN
    (OBI EGEKEZE KICK)
    MARYLAND 35
    NEVADA 28 12:21 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Maryland 35, Nevada 28  4th - 12:21Dec 30 7:28 PM


  • HUMANITARIAN BOWL
    AT BOISE ID
    NCAAF HUMANITARIAN BOWL
    TD NEVADA
    MARKO MITCHELL 21 YD PASS FROM COLIN KAEPERNICK
    (BRETT JAEKLE KICK)
    MARYLAND 28
    NEVADA 28 14:13 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Maryland 28, Nevada 28  4th - 14:13Dec 30 7:22 PM


  • HUMANITARIAN BOWL
    AT BOISE ID
    NCAAF END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MARYLAND 13 15 0 28
    NEVADA 14 0 7 21 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MARYLAND - TD, ADRIAN CANNON 59 YD PASS FROM
    CHRIS TURNER (TWO-POINT
    CONVERSION FAILED), 1:01.
    MARYLAND 6-0
    NEVADA - TD, CHRIS WELLINGTON 1 YD PASS
    F

    Dec 30 7:17 PM


  • HUMANITARIAN BOWL
    AT BOISE ID
    NCAAF HUMANITARIAN BOWL
    TD NEVADA
    VAI TAUA 17 YD PASS FROM COLIN KAEPERNICK
    (BRETT JAEKLE KICK)
    MARYLAND 28
    NEVADA 21 5:58 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Maryland 28, Nevada 21  3rd - 5:58Dec 30 7:01 PM


  • HUMANITARIAN BOWL
    AT BOISE ID
    NCAAF HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MARYLAND 13 15 28
    NEVADA 14 0 14 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MARYLAND - TD, ADRIAN CANNON 59 YD PASS FROM
    CHRIS TURNER (TWO-POINT
    CONVERSION FAILED), 1:01.
    MARYLAND 6-0
    NEVADA - TD, CHRIS WELLINGTON 1 YD PASS
    FROM

    Dec 30 6:09 PM


  • HUMANITARIAN BOWL
    AT BOISE ID
    NCAAF HUMANITARIAN BOWL
    TD MARYLAND
    RONNIE TYLER 14 YD PASS FROM CHRIS TURNER
    (CHRIS TURNER PASS TO DAVIN MEGGETT FOR TWO-POINT CONVERSION)
    MARYLAND 28
    NEVADA 14 0:06 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Maryland 28, Nevada 14  2nd - 0:06Dec 30 6:07 PM


  • HUMANITARIAN BOWL
    AT BOISE ID
    NCAAF HUMANITARIAN BOWL
    TD MARYLAND
    MORGAN GREEN 43 YD RUN
    (OBI EGEKEZE KICK)
    MARYLAND 20
    NEVADA 14 14:50 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Maryland 20, Nevada 14  2nd - 14:50Dec 30 5:22 PM


  • HUMANITARIAN BOWL
    AT BOISE ID
    NCAAF END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MARYLAND 13 13
    NEVADA 14 14 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MARYLAND - TD, ADRIAN CANNON 59 YD PASS FROM
    CHRIS TURNER (TWO-POINT
    CONVERSION FAILED), 1:01.
    MARYLAND 6-0
    NEVADA - TD, CHRIS WELLINGTON 1 YD PASS
    F

    Dec 30 5:18 PM


  • HUMANITARIAN BOWL
    AT BOISE ID
    NCAAF HUMANITARIAN BOWL
    TD NEVADA
    VAI TAUA 17 YD RUN
    (BRETT JAEKLE KICK)
    MARYLAND 13
    NEVADA 14 0:46 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Maryland 13, Nevada 14  1st - 0:46Dec 30 5:15 PM
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    Maryland 13, Nevada 7  1st - 2:20Dec 30 5:13 PM


  • HUMANITARIAN BOWL
    AT BOISE ID
    NCAAF HUMANITARIAN BOWL
    TD MARYLAND
    TORREY SMITH 99 YD KICKOFF RETURN
    (OBI EGEKEZE KICK)
    MARYLAND 13
    NEVADA 7 7:53 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Maryland 13, Nevada 7  1st - 7:53Dec 30 4:58 PM


  • HUMANITARIAN BOWL
    AT BOISE ID
    NCAAF HUMANITARIAN BOWL
    TD NEVADA
    CHRIS WELLINGTON 1 YD PASS FROM COLIN KAEPERNICK
    (BRETT JAEKLE KICK)
    MARYLAND 6
    NEVADA 7 8:06 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Maryland 6, Nevada 7  1st - 8:06Dec 30 4:50 PM


  • HUMANITARIAN BOWL
    AT BOISE ID
    NCAAF HUMANITARIAN BOWL
    TD MARYLAND
    ADRIAN CANNON 59 YD PASS FROM CHRIS TURNER
    (TWO-POINT CONVERSION FAILED)
    MARYLAND 6
    NEVADA 0 13:59 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Maryland 6, Nevada 0  1st - 13:59Dec 30 4:35 PM
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    Maryland vs. NevadaDec 30 9:51 AM