Maryland’s D.J. Adams surprisingly appeared on national television Saturday morning.
Then he did again that evening.
The Terrapins’ sophomore tailback nearly doubled his season rushing attempts total in a 45-21 loss to Notre Dame, toting the ball 16 times for 55 yards and a touchdown.
“I thought he did some productive things,” coach Randy Edsall said. “We had a couple of the other guys that were banged up during the week, so that’s why he got an opportunity and he did well with the opportunity.”
Adams received 14 of his 16 rushing attempts on Maryland’s three touchdown drives.
Davin Meggett matched a season-low with nine carries. Neither Justus Pickett nor Jeremiah Wilson had a carry, though both appeared on special teams.
Adams entered the game with 19 carries for 80 yards, but had received only one rushing attempt in the previous five games. His touchdown —- a 2-yard plunge in the final minute —- gave him the Terps’ outright lead in rushing scores this season with four.
—- Patrick Stevens