COLLEGE PARK, Maryland (Ticker) -- Scott McBrien threw for 349
yards and four touchdowns and ran for two more scores as
Maryland scored the final 45 points in a 59-21 rout of Atlantic
Coast Conference rival North Carolina.
Latrez Harrison had two touchdown catches and Josh Allen added
one through the air and one on the ground for Maryland (6-3,
3-2), which trailed, 21-14, before scoring 31 points in the
final 7:44 of the first half.
The Terrapins tied the game on a 14-yard pass from McBrien to
Harrison and took the lead for good, 24-21, on a 46-yard field
goal by Nick Novak with 4:54 left in the half.
Maryland broke open the game on a 43-yard TD pass to Allen, a
67-yard strike to JoJo Walker and a five-yard run by Allen in
the final 3:35 before the break.
Nine days after passing for just 47 yards before suffering a
concussion in the second quarter in a loss at Georgia Tech,
McBrien completed 15-of-25 passes without an interception as the
Terps outgained the Tar Heels, 612-385. The last Terp to throw
for four touchdowns was Scott Milanovich, who had five TD
passes vs. North Carolina State on November 5, 1994.
Darian Durant went 18-of-28 for 209 yards, one touchdown and one
interception for North Carolina (1-8, 0-5), which has lost
three in a row to Maryland.
The Tar Heels took a 21-14 lead on a 52-yard pass from Durant to
Chad Scott with 9:13 left in the second quarter. Scott also
ran for a three-yard touchdown in the first quarter.