Maryland is inching back, and the Terrapins trail 13-10 heading into the fourth, thanks to a touchdown by Nigel King and a field goal from walk-on Brendan Magistro.
Boston College went to work immediately on the first drive of the half. Chase Rettig found a wide-open Alex Amidon for 38 yards on their first play from scrimmage, bringing the Eagles into Maryland territory. After a seven-yard run from Andre Williams, Rettig connected with Johnathan Coleman for a 13-yard first down. Maryland's defense was then able to get themselves together, forcing a 28-yard field goal from Nate Freese. Boston College extended their lead to 13-0.
Maryland was able to get a drive of their own together immediately after. Stefon Diggs returned the kickoff 16 yards, and a BC penalty gave the Terps possession at their own 31. Rowe then completed five passes for a combined 59 yards, including a 26-yard pass to Kevin Dorsey on fourth-and-seven. After he found Dorsey again on third-and-goal at the 11 for nine yards, the Terrapins faced fourth-and-goal at the 2. Randy Edsall elected to go for it, and Rowe found Nigel King wide open in the corner of the end zone on a fade route, making the score 13-7. The extra point was taken by Brendan Magistro, a walk-on, as Brad Craddock was benched after missing an early field goal.
On BC's next drive, the Terps' defense stepped up. Rettig was sacked on back-to-back plays, first by Joe Vellano and then by A.J. Francis. Andre Williams was able to run for ten yards on the next play, but it wasn't enough and the Eagles were forced to punt.
Rowe started out the drive by completing a 29-yard pass to Diggs, and then gradually moved down the field on the legs of Wes Brown, who ran four times for seven yards, and Rowe, who had an eight-yard rush. Rowe missed a wide-open Brown in the end zone on third-and-goal, and Magistro kicked a 28-yard field goal to close out the quarter.