Indiana 34, Maryland 32
What Happened: Indiana took a lead on a 42-yard field goal with just over two minutes to play to go up two, and the defense held on with a fumble recovery to survive.
The Hoosiers had a 31-15 lead helped by three Peyton Ramsey touchdown passes, but the Terps roared back with 17 straight points to take the lead, with Tyrrell Pigrome hitting Jeshaun Jones for a 15-yard score. However, the two point try didn’t work, and IU took advantage on the next drive for the win.
What Mattered: The Hoosiers ran for just 131 yards, but Stevie Scott had a nice day with 103 yards and a score on 19 carries. Peyton Ramsey completed 16-of-28 passes for 243 yards and two scores with a pick, and he ran for a touchdown.
– Maryland was Maryland on the ground, cranking up 353 yards and two scores helped by 210 yards from Anthony McFarland. Kasim Hill struggled with the passing game, but Pigrome completed 10-of-13 passes for 146 yards and a score.
– The Terps had the ball for over 39 minutes and outgained IU 542 yards to 374, but they turned the ball over four times and were flagged ten times.
What It All Means: The Hoosiers are on the doorstep to go bowling after coming up with this big win at home. They stopped a four-game winning streak, and now they have to beat either Michigan or Purdue to get to six wins.
– This really, really hurts Maryland. It needed this game to realistically have a shot at going bowling. Now, with just five wins, it has to beat either Ohio State or win at Penn State to get into the free trip and swag bag world.
NEXT: Penn State 22, Wisconsin 10