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Maryland hits Penn State hard as they get a 35-19 win

College football has never been a strong suit for the University of Maryland, while Penn State has always been a power house on the field but not necessarily on the court.

The Terps and the Nittany Lions met on Nov. 7 at State College. The Terps were coming high off a win against Minnesota and they needed to keep the momentum going with another win, despite the fact that they had not scored a touchdown against Penn State in four years. Penn State was coming off of two bad losses to Indiana and Ohio State, so the momentum was on the Terps’ side.

The first quarter was all Terps as they went up 14-0, thanks to two big touchdowns from the freshman out of St.John’s, Rakim Jerrett. Maryland kept their lead up heading into halftime 28-7 thanks to running back Jake Funk and wide receiver Donte Demus Jr..

Terps quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa has been living under his older brother Tua, who was recently selected by the Miami Dolphins so when Tagovailoa signed with Maryland, Terps fans called him Tuas’ brother, but after the first couple of games, Taulia has lived up to the hype and has been performing very well.

On the first drive for Penn State, Maryland’s Chance Campbell forced a fumble and returned it to the endzone to give them a 35-7 lead. Penn State put up 12 in the fourth quarter but it wasn’t nearly enough to come back as Maryland improved to 2-1 on the season, beating Penn state 35-19 while Penn State fell back to 0-3. This game certainly lived up to the hype.

There have been many intense rivalries in the NFL, but there is one rivalry that always comes up as who owns who, and that is Drew Brees and Tom Brady.

This past off-season Brady signed a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after spending 20 successful seasons with the New England Patriots. Brees is sitting pretty in New Orleans for his 15th season. Brees ranks first in NFL history in passing yards (79,314) and passing TDs (560). Brady is second in yards (76,481) and TDs (559).

The Bucs and Saints met in Tampa Bay on Nov. 8 for Sunday night football. It wasn´t just a game about Brees and Brady, but Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas was playing for the first time since week 1, and Wide Receiver for the Bucs

Antonio Brown was playing in an NFL game for the first time in over a year. Both sides had something to look forward to in this highly anticipated game.

From the start, the Saints came out throwing, as they went up 14-0 at the end of the first quarter, thanks to wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith and tight end Adam Trautman. In the second quarter, fans would have made an argument that there was no Buccaneers defense for the rest of the game as they put on three more touchdowns and a field goal to win 38-3. The Saints’ win improved their record to 6-2 and a seat atop the NFC south division, while the Buccaneers fall to 6-3 and sit just behind the Saints in second for their division.

This game could’ve been one for the history books but the Saints just outplayed the Bucs in a bit of a snooze fest. This game did not live up to the hype.