Maryland and Temple entered the second quarter tied at three. At halftime, it's a completely different story. The Terps scored 23 unanswered points and completely dominated the Owls in every way, entering halftime up 26-3.
After a quick seven-yard pass to true freshman Wes Brown, Perry Hills notched the first touchdown of his collegiate career with a 22-yard strike to Matt Furstenburg in the end zone. Brad Craddock hit the extra point attempt, and the Terps went up 10-3.
On third-and-four on Temple's next drive, A.J. Francis came up with a huge sack, and Brandon McManus's punt was returned eight yards by Stefon Diggs. A personal foul against the Owls gave Maryland possession at the opposing 38.
After a three-and-out for each team, Maryland got a break with a horse-collar penalty called on Temple on second down, and Wes Brown followed up with a nice pair of runs to get another first down. A perfect play-action, both in playcalling and execution, led to a wide open Marcus Leak in the end zone, and Hills found him for the 32-yard touchdown. Craddock hit the point after, and Maryland took a 17-3 lead.
On the second play of Temple's next drive, Temple botched a snap from the 20-yard line so poorly that it went all the way into the end zone. Chris Coyer dove on top of it for the safety, and it was quickly 19-3 Maryland.
On the ensuing drive, Maryland moved down the field quickly, thanks to yet another big penalty against Temple (this time roughing the passer) and a 21-yard run by Wes Brown. After dropping the ball out of the shotgun, Hills ran up the middle for eleven yards and another score, making it a 26-3 lead.
The Terps forced another punt at the end of the half, and ran one play before the quarter ended.
Perry Hills is 7/14 for 86 yards, and has run seven times for 27 yards with three total touchdowns. Diggs only had one touch in the quarter (the punt return), but his high school teammate Brown had five rushes for 33 yards. Maryland is outgaining Temple 180 to 34, including an 86 to six advantage in the air.