Welcome back for the latest episode of the Young Terps podcast as we analyze Maryland’s latest humbling loss to Penn State as four turnovers told the tale in a 51-15 loss.
“They came in here and kicked our butts and we got outplayed and outcoached,” head coach Mike Locksley said following the loss. “We didn’t make plays in any of the three phases that we’re going to need to make consistently.”
So, what went so wrong for Maryland football on Saturday afternoon? Despite quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa starting the game with 17 consecutive completions, the veteran quarterback accounted for two of Maryland’s four turnovers in the loss, while the running backs accounted for -6 yards on seven attempts. Of course, Penn State’s front seven did what many expected them to do as they registered six tackles and 12 tackles for loss for -63 yards. Was Maryland that much worse of a team on Saturday?
” You give some credit to Penn State’s front. They are as advertised, a good front, but I don’t think they’re 51-15 better than us. And so to me, that’s where I don’t think we play to our potential. And when we don’t play to your potential, the first place you look is at me and I have no problem with owning that,” Locksley added.
With yet another humbling loss, we take a look at what it means for not just the outlook of the remainder of Maryland’s 2023 season, but what it also means fan support as the Terps put the finishing touches on year five of the Mike Locksley era.