It’s been quite some time since the Maryland Terrapins football program had the level of excitement around it that it has right now.
The Terrapins have just two winning seasons since joining the Big Ten in 2014 and each time they won just seven games. But this year could be different. Mike Locksley’s group is 3-0 on the young seasons and boasts an impressive offense led by quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa.
Maryland’s first real test of the year, however, came Saturday when it traveled to Ann Arbor to take on fourth-ranked Michigan in The Big House. Unfortunately for Terps fans, their start was…less than ideal.
Maryland Fumbles Opening Kickoff Leading To Michigan Touchdown Inside Of 10 Seconds
The host Wolverines won the opening coin toss and opted to defer their option to the second half. That meant Maryland took the ball first and sophomore wideout Tai Felton went back to receive.
What happened next was, well, unfortunate.
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Sound up! pic.twitter.com/VmzvRv4JVw
— Sickos Committee (@SickosCommittee) September 24, 2022
The ball doinked off of Felton’s facemask and into the hands of the waiting Wolverines. One play later, Michigan took a 6-0 lead.
3 seconds in and Michigan is on the board 🔥
— FanSided (@FanSided) September 24, 2022
Fans wasted no time laughing at the Terrapins’ misfortune.
terps look good today
— actioncookbook (@actioncookbook) September 24, 2022
Lol Terps https://t.co/I55zCq0otD
— Deranged But Fashionable Michael Imperioli (@hatmattman) September 24, 2022
And the hits just kept coming.
Oh good lord, Maryland
— Greys🏈n (@TweetsByGrey) September 24, 2022
You game plan all week. Get focused. Get hyped. You’re ready for battle. Here comes kickoff annnnnnd… Oh Maryland https://t.co/Fk8gfmrO6g
— Star (@j__star2) September 24, 2022
Not great, Terps. Not great.