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Maryland breezes past Morgan State 62-3

Sep 12, 2010 - 1:33 AM By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer

COLLEGE PARK, Md.(AP) -- Backup Danny O'Brien threw three touchdown passes in a 45-point first half, and Maryland enjoyed its highest-scoring performance in 35 years, a 62-3 rout of Morgan State on Saturday night.

Playing on only four days rest after defeating Navy on Monday, the Terrapins (2-0) scored on their opening three possessions and added four touchdowns in the second quarter. That propelled Maryland to its largest victory margin since a 61-0 win over the Citadel on Sept. 13, 2003.

The 62 points was the most by the Terrapins in one game since a 62-24 win over Virginia on Nov. 22, 1975.

Maryland has already matched its win total from last year and owns its first winning streak since 2008.

Morgan State (1-1) gained only six yards in the first half and finished with 85.

Sophomore quarterback Donovan Dickerson went 2 for 14 with two interceptions before halftime and ended up 7 for 28 for 48 yards. This was the third straight season that the Bears, a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, faced a team from the FBS. They previously lost to Rutgers 38-0 and Akron 41-0.

Morgan State's lone score came on a 39-yard field goal by Kemar Scarlett in the third quarter.

O'Brien entered for starter Jamarr Robinson in the second quarter with the score 24-0. After handing off and running the ball, O'Brien unleashed first career throw: a 27-yard touchdown pass to wide-open tight end Matt Furstenburg.

A 37-yard punt return by Tony Logan led to a 24-yard TD pass from O'Brien to Torrey Smith, and O'Brien closed out Maryland's prolific first half by connecting with running back Da'Rel Scott on a 22-yard score.

Robinson also had his first game with multiple touchdown passes, connecting with Smith on a 5-yarder and Adrian Cannon for 19 yards to end Maryland's first two possessions.

Late in the first quarter, a 6-yard punt by the Bears set up a 47-yard field goal by Travis Baltz.

The Terrapins' next two drives concluded with an interception and a punt, but the defense remained relentless. With the Bears backed up on their own 11, Maryland's Demetrius Hartsfield intercepted a Dickerson pass at the 14 and coasted into the end zone for a 24-0 lead.

After the kickoff, Adrian Moten intercepted Dickerson on the next play to set up O'Brien's first touchdown pass.

In the second half, Maryland got a field goal from Baltz and two fourth-quarter touchdown runs by D.J. Adams.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MORGAN ST 0 0 3 0 3
    MARYLAND 17 28 3 14 62 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MARYLAND - TD, TORREY SMITH 5 YD PASS FROM
    JAMARR ROBINSON (TRAVIS BALTZ
    KICK), 6:09. MARYLAND 7-0
    MARYLAND - TD, ADRIAN CANNON 20 YD PASS FROM
    JAMARR ROBINSON (TRAVIS BALTZ
    KICK), 10:3

    Sep 11 9:13 PM


  • NCAAF
    MORGAN ST 3
    MARYLAND 62 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Sep 11 9:13 PM


  • NCAAF
    MORGAN ST 3
    MARYLAND 62 5:13 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Morgan State 3, Maryland 62  4th - 5:13Sep 11 9:03 PM


  • NCAAF
    MORGAN ST 3
    MARYLAND 55 9:48 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Morgan State 3, Maryland 55  4th - 9:48Sep 11 8:51 PM


  • NCAAF
    MORGAN ST 3
    MARYLAND 48 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Sep 11 8:41 PM


  • NCAAF
    MORGAN ST 3
    MARYLAND 48 4:30 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Morgan State 3, Maryland 48  3rd - 4:30Sep 11 8:31 PM


  • NCAAF
    MORGAN ST 0
    MARYLAND 48 8:06 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Morgan State 0, Maryland 48  3rd - 8:06Sep 11 8:15 PM


  • NCAAF
    MORGAN ST 0
    MARYLAND 45 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Sep 11 7:39 PM


  • NCAAF
    MORGAN ST 0
    MARYLAND 45 1:44 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Morgan State 0, Maryland 45  2nd - 1:44Sep 11 7:34 PM


  • NCAAF
    MORGAN ST 0
    MARYLAND 38 4:03 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Morgan State 0, Maryland 38  2nd - 4:03Sep 11 7:24 PM


  • NCAAF
    MORGAN ST 0
    MARYLAND 31 8:12 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Morgan State 0, Maryland 31  2nd - 8:12Sep 11 7:15 PM


  • NCAAF
    MORGAN ST 0
    MARYLAND 24 9:46 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Morgan State 0, Maryland 24  2nd - 9:46Sep 11 7:09 PM


  • NCAAF
    MORGAN ST 0
    MARYLAND 23 9:46 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Morgan State 0, Maryland 23  2nd - 9:46Sep 11 7:08 PM


  • NCAAF
    MORGAN ST 0
    MARYLAND 17 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Sep 11 6:49 PM


  • NCAAF
    MORGAN ST 0
    MARYLAND 17 1:38 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Morgan State 0, Maryland 17  1st - 1:38Sep 11 6:43 PM


  • NCAAF
    MORGAN ST 0
    MARYLAND 14 4:22 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Morgan State 0, Maryland 14  1st - 4:22Sep 11 6:31 PM


  • NCAAF
    MORGAN ST 0
    MARYLAND 7 8:51 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Morgan State 0, Maryland 7  1st - 8:51Sep 11 6:16 PM