PSU-UMD: Terps Topple Lions 20-19

A late field goal was the difference Saturday afternoon at Beaver Stadium. Maryland beat the Lions for just the second time in series history.

Third quarter

Penn State has scored a touchdown in regulation.

The Lions hadn't done so since UMass, but Christian Hackenberg ended the drought with an eight-yard TD toss to Jesse James late in the third quarter. Penn State leads, 16-7, with a quarter to play.

Maryland is driving to start the fourth, and it will open the final stanza on the Lions 9. Hackenberg is 16 of 34 for 153 yards, a pick and a touchdown. The Lions are outgaining the Terps 163-151.

Halftime

Penn State leads Maryland 9-7 at the half. The Lions have a lead, but it has been ugly.

Sam Ficken connected on field goals of 25 and 46 in the second quarter to all but erase a Maryland touchdown toss early in the second stanza.

Maryland will receive to start the second half.

First quarter

Maryland leads

Penn State 7-3 early in the second quarter.

The Lions moved 36 yards on six plays with relative ease on the game's opening drive, but then stalled out. Sam Ficken then booted a 47-yard field goal. Maryland scored early in the second on a short touchdown toss from quarterback CJ Brown.

There have been few fireworks during play, but plenty before and after it through 15 minutes. Maryland was assessed a personal foul penalty during the coin toss for not shaking hands with Penn State's captains, a scene that followed a brief skirmish when the teams first hit the field. The Lions have also been assessed with a pair of 15 yard penalties, one for unsportsmanlike conduct and one for a late hit.

Christian Hackenberg is 6 of 9 for 53 yards and an interception. Penn State is outgaining the Terps 76-37.


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