At halftime, the Maryland Terrapins held a 7-3 lead over the Towson Tigers but that's about all they led. The Tigers out gained the Terps 225 to 111 yards and dominated the time of possession 21:30 to 8:30. On Towson's opening drive of the third quarter, quarterback Peter Athens was picked off on the second play of the opening drive by Kenny Tate.
It only took Maryland 8 plays to go 45 yards and score a touchdown. Justus Pickett ran the ball from 5-yards out for the score to put Maryland up 14-3. Towson turned the ball over again on their next drive once again on the second play when quarterback Peter Athens was sacked and fumbled. Unfortunately for the Terps though, three plays later Davin Meggett fumbled the ball and Towson recovered. Towson once again began a long time filled drive only to have quarterback Peter Athens turn it over for the third time in the quarter.