Maryland needed to avoid turnovers.
Naturally, the first play from scrimmage was a pick-six for Rutgers.
Maryland needed to avoid penalties.
Naturally, the Terps found a way to offset a roughing the punter penalty with a fair catch interference flag of their own.
Maryland needed to avoid injuries.
Naturally, the Terps have lost punter Travis Baltz to a left leg injury.
Somehow, Maryland is only down 10-3. It can thank Torrey Smith for that.
But it’s lucky things aren’t worse at this point.