- The Washington Times - Monday, September 12, 2022

Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa on Monday was named the Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Terrapins to a 56-21 win over Charlotte on Saturday. 

Tagovailoa, who accounted for five touchdowns in the win, is sharing the weekly award with Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr, who caught seven passes for 184 yards and three scores in the Buckeyes’ victory over Arkansas State. 

Tagovailoa, a redshirt junior, is the first Maryland player to win the award twice since the school joined the Big Ten in 2014. He first claimed the honor in November 2020.

After Maryland’s win in Week 1 over Buffalo that featured four total rushing scores, Tagovailoa came out firing through the air against Charlotte, completing 27 of 31 passes for 391 yards and four touchdowns. 

The 87% completion rate is the highest by a Terrapins quarterback with at least 15 pass attempts in a game, according to the school. Tagovailoa also ran for six yards and a score before exiting midway through the third quarter. 

• Jacob Calvin Meyer can be reached at jmeyer@washingtontimes.com.

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