Maryland has dominated in every way against North Carolina State through the first quarter of their 2012 football contest, but haven't been able to translate it to the scoreboard. Despite having nearly five times as many offensive yards, the Terps hold only a 3-0 lead.
The teams traded three-and-outs to start the game, but Maryland was able to strike on their second drive of the game. After two completions to Stefon Diggs for 15 yards gave the Terps a first down, they were able to get one on the ground as well - a five-yard run by Albert Reid, followed by four-yards from Justus Pickett, with an additional two-yarder from Reid to seal it.
After a holding penalty by Justin Gilbert, Hills completed a pass on the right side to Marcus Leak. Leak reversed field and outran several Wolfpack defenders before being brought down on the Wolfpack's 27 for a 47-yard gain. On the next play, the Terps attempted some trickery, bringing Diggs around on a sweep for a wide receiver pass. The attempt was batted down in the end zone, however, and Brad Craddock hit a 36-yard field goal two plays later to give Maryland the 3-0 lead.
The Wolfpack managed a first down on their next drive, but a third down Mike Glennon pass was deflected at the line by Darin Drakeford three plays later to force a punt. Maryland and Hills were able to move the ball on their next drive through Diggs, Matt Furstenburg and David Amerson (who was tagged with a pass interference), but back-to-back Wolfpack sacks forced a punt.
To say the Terps have kept Mike Glennon in check would be quite the understatement - the quarterback is 2/7 with one yard. Tony Creecy has ran five times for 17 yards, and three different Terrapins have more yards than the Wolfpack.
Perry Hills had a good quarter, completing 8/11 passes for 95 yards, while Diggs had four catches for 30 yards. Justus Pickett and Albert Reid continue to struggle, with six carries for a combined 20 yards.
Maryland outgained NC State 106-18 in the quarter, including 95-1 in the air.