Ergo, it seemed worthwhile to look back on the third-down performance of all of the Terrapins’ receivers this year.
Catches and yards are meaningful, but so are times targeted and first-down conversions. And Oquendo and Tyler are as reliable as anyone at actually extending a possession.
After all, what good is a 7-yard reception on third-and-9?
When I’m watching a game, I feel as though one of the best indicators of if Maryland’s offense is working correctly is whether Oquendo is targeted on third down. Because, unsurprisingly, he’s earned a first down on every third-down catch he’s made this year.
Here’s the full-team rundown, with players listed in order of times targeted on third down this season:
|Darrius Heyward-Bey ||15||8||145||4|