The Maryland Terrapins opened quickly, scoring on the Towson Tigers on their opening drive. The Terrapins marched down the field on the arm of quarterback Danny O'Brien. After a 15-yard penalty by Towson, Maryland running back D.J. Adams scored on the next play, a 15-yard dash for a touchdown.
Maryland's next drive however didn't net results that you want to see when taking on the caliber of opponent as Towson. The Terrapins next drive stalled out and they sent out kick Nick Ferrara for a 43-yard field goal try only to have it blocked by Towson. After the block, Towson drove 33-yards on 7 plays and were setup with a 4th and 1 on the Maryland 37. Instead of trying for points with a field goal, the Tigers opted to go for it on 4th down only to lose yards and turn the ball over. Oddly enough, on the very next drive Maryland went for it on 4th and 2 and failed.