Taulia Tagovailoa had an impressive performance as he led the Maryland Terrapins to a convincing 38-6 victory over Towson in their season opener. Tagovailoa surpassed 8,000 passing yards for his Maryland career and accounted for four touchdowns.
In the first half alone, Tagovailoa threw for 246 yards and three passing touchdowns, while also rushing for a touchdown. He finished the game with 260 yards on 22-33 passing attempts. This marked the ninth time in his career that he threw for over 200 yards in the first half and the fifth time he accounted for four touchdowns in a game.
Tagovailoa’s first touchdown came on a 23-yard run, followed by two touchdown passes to Corey Dyches and Jeshaun Jones. Kaden Prather also contributed with a touchdown catch, and Dyches finished the game with six receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown.
Maryland’s offensive line had some struggles early on, which led to a heavier reliance on the passing game. Tagovailoa faced pressure but managed to avoid sacks throughout the game. However, he did take a few hits and was seen favoring his right arm at one point.
On the defensive side, Maryland held Towson to just 128 passing yards and shut down their offense effectively. With this win, Maryland extended their winning streak to 12 games against non-conference opponents and 20 games against FCS opponents.