Penn State loses 20-19 to Maryland – Merced Sun
November 1, 2014 - Finding Carter
Even Penn State’s stellar invulnerability couldn’t save a group after a delay of a season-long punting woes.
Maryland took advantage of a brief domain following a 37-yard punt by Penn State, and a Terrapins’ Brad Craddock kicked a 43-yard domain idea with 51 seconds left for a 20-19 come-from-behind win over a Nittany Lions on Saturday.
The feat done Maryland bowl-eligible and extended Penn State’s (4-4, 1-4 Big Ten) losing strain to 4 games. It was Maryland’s first-ever win during Beaver Stadium in a array it now trails 35-2-1. It was a initial time in Penn State story that a Nittany Lions had played an overtime diversion and one-point diversion consecutively.
“You win with offense, invulnerability and special teams; we remove with offense, invulnerability and special teams. That’s how it is,” Penn State manager James Franklin said. “We done some plays during vicious times, though not consistently. We forsaken some balls that we don’t routinely drop, generally when we indispensable guys to step adult and make plays.”
Trailing 16-7 late in a third quarter, a Terps (6-3, 3-2) changed forward after quarterback C.J. Brown engineered back-to-back scoring drives, aided by Alex Twine’s fail liberation on a Penn State kickoff return.
Penn State’s Sam Ficken kicked his fourth domain idea with 6:52 remaining to give a Nittany Lions a 19-17 lead.
The Terps hold Penn State (4-4, 1-4) to a three-and-out, and William Likely returned a 37-yard Penn State punt 15 yards to a Lions’ 42. Maryland’s Wes Brown took a 13-yard pass from C.J. Brown to a 29, and 3 plays later, Craddock converted his 14th true domain idea for a winning margin.
The Terps, who singular Penn State to 219 sum yards, again hold a Nittany Lions on downs to sign a victory.
“We’re carrying issues right now personification domain position games. We’re carrying a tough time overhanging domain position on special teams,” Franklin said.
Maryland purebred only 196 sum yards, though singular Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg to 177 yards flitting and a Nittany Lions to 42 yards rushing.
“I unequivocally can’t explain it. It hurts,” Hackenberg said. “You wish to puncture guys out of it and we wish to do it for everybody else, so that’s what I’m going to continue to try to do.”
Penn State got a mangle late in a third entertain after a teams had traded 6 punts. Defensive tackle Anthony Zettel forced Maryland using behind Wes Brown to fumble, and C.J. Olaniyan recovered.
Hackenberg got prohibited and finished dual passes any to DaeSean Hamilton and parsimonious finish Kyle Carter, relocating to a Maryland 8.
He found Jesse James in a dilemma of a finish section for a score. With a reception, James became Penn State’s career personality in touchdown passes held by a parsimonious finish with 11.
Maryland’s Brown countered by anticipating Deon Long for 22 yards, and strike Stefon Diggs with back-to-back 12-yard passes to a Penn State 9.
But Wes Brown fumbled a C.J. Brown representation on third down, and Brad Craddock kicked his 13th true domain idea of a deteriorate from 25 yards out to tighten it to 16-10.
Penn State’s Grant Haley fumbled a indirect kickoff and C.J. Brown, after losing 10 yards on an Austin Johnson sack, found Amba Etta-Tawo for 25 yards. Diggs got to a 1 on an 8-yard pass, and Wes Brown plunged in for a go-ahead score.
Maryland was penalized 15 yards on a opening kickoff for refusing to shake hands during a silver toss.
“That’s only disrespectful,” linebacker Mike Hull said. “But what are we going to do? They kick us currently and we didn’t take caring of business.”
There was also a teenager shoving occurrence between a dual teams during pregame warmups.
Hackenberg was 8 of 21 for 74 yards. He was sacked 4 times, had a gauze practical to his reduce left leg, had his left ride and palm examined on a sideline and struggled by a flitting strain in that he was 1 of 11. He was clearly undone via a game.
“We any have to behind him up. We’ve got to stay behind him 100 percent. we know he’s a small frustrated. We all are,” Lewis said. “We all have to trust in any other. We’re one team. No one’s going to be means to mangle us apart. We’re going to keep grinding, keep adhering it out.”