Rutgers rallies past Maryland, 41-38
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Gary Nova threw for 347 yards and four touchdowns, and Rutgers rallied from a 25-point deficit to beat Maryland 41-38 Saturday.
The Scarlet Knights (7-5, 3-5 Big Ten) trailed 35-10 late in the first half before scoring touchdowns on four straight possessions to pull even.
Rutgers took its first lead when Kyle Federico kicked a 25-yard field goal with 6:14 left, and Maryland (7-5, 4-4) couldn't come back.
After Brad Craddock failed on a 54-yard field goal attempt, his first miss in 19 tries this season, the Terrapins recovered a fumble at the Rutgers 45 with 2:54 remaining. But Brandon Ross was stuffed for no gain on a fourth-and-1, dooming the Terrapins.
The game marked the return of former Maryland head coach Ralph Friedgen, now offensive coordinator at Rutgers. The scoreboard acknowledged his presence late in the first quarter with a "Welcome Back" message.
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