COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland coach Michael Locksley was upset with his team’s start and its finish in a win over Charlotte last weekend.

Six days later against Virginia, the Terrapins solved one of those two issues.


Taulia Tagovailoa threw for 342 yards and a touchdown, and Maryland came back from another early deficit to rout Virginia 42-14 on Friday night in the teams’ first meeting in a decade. The Terps turned the game into a rout at the end, forcing four turnovers in the fourth quarter.

This was the second straight week the Terps fell behind 14-0 early before rallying to win by double digits — they beat Charlotte 38-20 the previous weekend.

“I think I have enough proof that we’re a team that’s built to overcome adversity, and I don’t think I need to see us down 14-0 anymore to know that we’re capable,” Locksley said. “Our defense did a tremendous job — shutout the last three quarters, getting the ball back to our offense with those turnovers.”


Braeden Wisloski scored on a 98-yard kickoff return to help the Terrapins (3-0) climb out of their 14-0 hole. Freshman quarterback Anthony Colandrea again showed some promise for Virginia (0-3), but he threw three interceptions and lost a fumble as the game got away from the Cavaliers.

Maryland and Virginia hadn’t played each other in football since 2013 — the Terps left the ACC for the Big Ten after that season.

Colandrea threw for 377 yards last week against James Madison, with Week 1 starter Tony Muskett injured. Colandrea got the start again at Maryland, and he connected with Malik Washington for a 49-yard flea-flicker on Virginia’s first offensive play.