Welcome back for the latest episode of Young Terps inside SECU Stadium, where we break down Maryland’s seesaw 38-20 win over Charlotte on Saturday night.
It wasn’t all pretty as we break down the early lackluster effort after Maryland was down 14-0 just minutes into the game.
“Our standard is to start fast and finish strong and we didn’t do either one of those two things and we’re still able to come away with a pretty good win,” head coach Mike Locksley said postgame. “And so for us, nobody in locker room is excited about how we played but we overcame some adversity, early adversity, which kind of showed me that we’re the type of team that I thought we could be.
Maryland was able to turn it around as we take a look at what sparked the comeback and how the defense adjusted to Charlotte’s offensive success.
Plus, we discuss the offensive line as the unit had Gottlieb Ayedze available, but leaned on other key veterans with Aric Harris and Mike Purcell alternating halves at center. How did they find their groove and what sparked the rushing attack?
Maryland’s defense, meanwhile, was able to force Charlotte into six consecutive punts and a pair of turnovers as the offense found its groove.
Maryland will need to bounce back quickly as they welcome Virginia to SECU Stadium for its one and only Friday Nights Lights of the 2023 season. We take an early peak at what the Terps should look for against a former ACC rival.
“As a coaching staff, we got to put this on the bed pretty quickly and start our preparation for UVA who comes in here again on Friday. And I know again, our team isn’t excited about how we played,” Locksley added.