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Second half thread: Maryland 42, Syracuse 13

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NCAA Football: Syracuse at Maryland Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

After one half, the Maryland Terrapins lead the Syracuse Orange, 42-13. It’s ugly, as you know. And barring a miracle comeback, Syracuse is cruising toward a loss here.

Maryland came out firing early, quickly jumping out to a 14-0 lead. Syracuse was able to get within seven, but the Terps have been able to keep the Orange pretty far away since. You can point to a lot of the same issues this week as last week: Shaky early play from Tommy DeVito and turnovers. Except this time, SU’s opponent capitalized on them.

Maryland’s defense offense has really been the story here, with 397 total yards against what was thought to be a great Orange defense. Josh Jackson has pretty much done what he’s wanted with play-action, as the Syracuse linebackers have looked very overmatched. Jackson’s thrown for 277 yards on 17-of-27 passing so far and has only been sacked once. He has three touchdowns already

On the Syracuse side, while he’s done some questionable things, DeVito is also 12-of-17 for 167 yards and two touchdowns, plus a pick. Following a week of really weird chemistry, Tommy’s been in sync with Trishton Jackson, in particular. The two have connected four times for 84 yards and a touchdown, and Sean RIley’s caught four of his own for 34 and a score. Taj Harris has one catch for a really nice 29-yard gain. Moe Neal has three receptions for 20 yards.

Neal’s already run really well, picking up 42 yards on 10 carries. Abdul Adams has eight yards on two rushes (also fumbled, but thankfully recovered it).

Andre Cisco leads with eight tackles and has been asked to be everywhere this afternoon. Andre Szmyt also missed an extra point, for the first time in his career.

Second half should be eventful. Leave your comments below.