Maryland (6-4, 3-4 B1G) vs. Michigan (10-0, 7-0 B1G)
November 18, 2023
Maryland will be home to FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff show on Saturday, Nov. 18. The pregame show will take place at LaPlata Beach, which is located directly across from the front entrance of the Eppley Recreation Center. The show starts at 10 am, featuring award-winning host Rob Stone and college football analysts Matt Leinart, Brady Quinn, Mark Ingram and Urban Meyer.
With a win last week at Nebraska, Maryland is bowl eligible for the third season in a row for the first time since 2006-08. The Terps have won each of their previous two bowl games, the New Era Pinstripe Bowl in 2021 and the Duke’s Mayo Bowl in 2022. Maryland will look to win a bowl game in three straight seasons for the first time in program history this year.
rewriting the record books
- QB Taulia Tagovailoa has helped ascend the Terps’ passing game to new heights during his four-year career. The quarterback has set Maryland career records for passing yards (10,649), passing touchdowns (73), total touchdowns (85), completions (910), completion percentage (66.8), 300-yard passing games (14), passing efficiency (145.4 ) and total offense (10,900).
- Tagovailoa has been one of the best quarterbacks in the Big Ten through 10 games, currently leading the conference and standing top-20 in the country in passing yards (2,769), passing touchdowns (22), completions (245), points responsible for ( 158). He leads the Big Ten and stands top-25 in the nation in total offense (283.3).
- The redshirt senior is one of only two FBS quarterbacks with at least 2,500 passing yards in each of the last three seasons, along with Memphis’ Seth Henigan. He’s also thrown at least one touchdown in 33 games, tied for the second-most among FBS quarterbacks in that team with Sam Hartman (Notre Dame). Seth Henigan (Memphis) has thrown a TD in 34 games over the last three seasons.
- Tagovailoa’s current career completion percentage (.668) is the fourth-best of any Big Ten all-time quarterback. He stands sixth all-time on the career Big Ten passing yards list with 10,649. Against Nebraska, he passed Northwestern’s Brett Basanez and his 10,580 yards. Next on the list is No. 5 Sean Clifford (10,661 from 2018-22) from Penn State. He is also eighth in career touchdowns in Big Ten history with passing one in last week’s game, giving him 73 in his Maryland career. He passed Michigan’s John Navarre and Minnesota’s Adam Weber. Next on the list with 74 is Chuck Long of Iowa from 1981-85.
- The Ewa Beach, Hawaii native has now thrown multiple touchdown passes in 23 career games, the most of any active Big Ten player. Maryland has gone 15-8 in those games.
- Tagovailoa currently stands top-15 among all FBS QBs in career completion percentage (fifth), completions (ninth), passing yards (10th) and total offense (13th).
- YOU Corey Dyches has 81 receptions over the last two seasons, tied for the second most among FBS tight ends in that time. The only tight end with more since the beginning of last season is Georgia’s Brock Bowers (107).
- This season, Dyches’ 42 receptions are the third-most among all FBS tight ends, only trailing Colorado State’s Dallin Holker (57) and Georgia’s Brock Bowers (43).
- Dyches is the ninth-highest rated tight end in the FBS (over 300 snaps) via Pro Football Focus with a 79.1 grade. He is the highest-rated receiving tight end in the Big Ten and fifth-highest in the nation (over 300 snaps) with an 83.9 grade.
- The redshirt junior has at least four receptions in all nine games played this season and has caught a reception in 23 straight games, the longest streak on the team.
- Over the last two-plus seasons, Maryland tight ends as a unit have combined for 200 receptions, 2,026 yards and 17 touchdowns, the most receptions, receiving yards and second-most touchdowns of any tight end unit in the Big Ten over that span.
Dyches is among the best tight ends in the nation
interceptions on interceptions
- Maryland has been one of the best teams in the nation at intercepting passes this season, currently standing seventh in the nation and first in the Big Ten with 13.
- CB Tarheeb Still has recorded five of those 13 interceptions, good for second in the nation, trailing only Notre Dame’s Xavier Watts. He is still one of only two Big Ten players (Ricardo Hallman, Wisconsin) to have at least five interceptions.
- Still this week’s Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after a two-interception performance, both in the end zone and one with a tie game late in the fourth quarter to give Maryland the ball back for the game winning drive.
- The senior is one of only three players in the FBS to have two games with two interceptions this season (Virginia, 9/15 & Nebraska, 11/11), joining Elijah Jones (Boston College) & Xavier Watts (Notre Dame).
- Still’s five interceptions this season are the most by a Terp since Tre Watson in 2018 (also five). With one more interception, he’d have the most in a season by a Terp since Will Likely had six in 2014.
- s Dante Trader Jr. also had two interceptions in Maryland’s win over Nebraska, marking the first time this season an FBS team had two players with at least two interceptions in the same game.
- Maryland’s defense has intercepted three or more passes in three different games this season (Virginia, 9/15, Michigan State 9/23 & Nebraska, 11/11), tied with Notre Dame and Coastal Carolina for most such games this season in the FBS . It is the Terps’ first season with three such games since having three in 2002.
Jeshaun Jones stands top-10 in program history in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns
- Maryland will honor 24 seniors before the game: DB Caleb Agotho, OL Gottlieb AyedzeS Beau BradeOL Corey BullockD.L. Isaac BunyunD.L. Tre ColbertTE Corey DychesOL Conor FaganDB Rex FlemingL.S. Jake FoggiaD.L. Quashon FullerOL Delmar GlazeL.B. Sean GreeleyOL Aric HarrisL.B. Ruben Hyppolite IIK Evan JohnsonOL Amelio Moran, OL Mike PurcellDB Ja’Quan SheppardL.B. Gereme SpragginsDB Tarheeb StillQ.B. Taulia TagovailoaD.L. Christian Teague and LB Riyad Wilmot.
Beau Brade has played in 39 games over four seasons for the Terps