|Date of game: 10/18/2014
Recap: Maryland vs. Iowa
College Park, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - C.J. Brown accounted for more than 200 yards of total offense as the Maryland Terrapins held on for a 38-31 victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes in Big Ten action at Byrd Stadium.
Brown threw for 120 yards on 12-of-23 passing and also rushed for a team-high 99 yards for Maryland (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten), although he was also intercepted twice. Stefon Diggs tallied game-highs in receptions (nine) and receiving yards (130) to go with a touchdown reception.
Jake Rudock threw for 317 yards and two touchdowns on 32-of-56 passing for Iowa (5-2, 2-1), which had won three-straight. Rudock was also intercepted once. Mark Weisman picked up 78 yards and two scores on the ground. Damon Bullock and Jake Duzey each had eight receptions, with Bullock recording 100 yards and Duzey adding 80.
Iowa led 14-0 just past the halfway point in the first quarter following a four-yard touchdown run from Weisman and a two-yard touchdown pass from Rudock to Henry Krieger Coble.
Maryland responded with 17 unanswered points before halftime, beginning with a 23-yard touchdown run from Jacquille Veii near the end of the first quarter, as well as a 41-yard field goal from Brad Craddock and a one-yard touchdown run from Wes Brown in the second.
After a quiet start to the third quarter, Perry Hills threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Diggs.
A two-yard touchdown run from Weisman kept the Hawkeyes within striking distance.
However, William Likely intercepted a pass from Rudock early in the fourth quarter and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown.
The Terrapins padded their lead with another one-yard touchdown run from Wes Brown with less than five minutes remaining.
Rudock would throw a four-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Hillyer and Marshall Koehn chipped in a 24-yard field goal late in the final frame, but the Hawkeyes were unable to complete the comeback, with their final drive stalling at their own 44-yard line.
Maryland won despite a slight disadvantage in total yards (433-418) and a 4- of-16 success rate on third down conversion attempts.Game Notes