COLLEGE PARK, Maryland — After a long offseason, college football is back. Around the area, several teams picked up big wins but there were also a few notable defeats. Let’s recap the action with some help from Twitter.
Maryland beats Texas, again
Despite the tragic death of teammate Jordan McNair and head coach DJ Durkin being put on leave after reports of a toxic culture around the program, Maryland pulled off a win against No. 23 Texas at the FedEx Field 34-29. It was their second win in as many years against the Longhorns.
SportsCenter anchor and former Maryland student Scott Van Pelt gave kudos to the team for their big victory.
I’m really, really happy for this team. @TerpsFootball deserve the joy that comes with this.
— Scott Van Pelt (@notthefakeSVP) September 1, 2018
Meanwhile, former quarterback Boomer Esiason praised the team for how they honored Jordan McNair.
— Boomer Esiason (@7BOOMERESIASON) September 1, 2018
Virginia Tech spoils the head coaching debut for No. 19 Florida State’s Willie Taggart
On Monday night, No. 20 Virginia Tech traveled to Tallahassee to face the Seminoles in a Labor Day primetime matchup. The Hokies emerged from their trip to Florida with a victory, topping FSU 24-3. On Twitter, the Hokies’ defensive coordinator, Bud Foster, earned praise for his defense preventing a touchdown for the entire 60 minutes.
There were three Hall of Fame coaches on the field Pregame. Bobby Bowden, Frank Beamer and…. VT DC Bud Foster. Column on why Tech’s defensive gem in a blowout of FSU illuminates his case to be the first assistant elected into the College Football HOFame. https://t.co/BqPOEyu0Lv
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) September 4, 2018
Cam Akers is one of the most talented RBs in the country. Tonight, #VaTech–with only four returning starters back on D–have held him to only TWO YARDS on 10 carries. How great is Bud Foster.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) September 4, 2018
Navy’s trip to Hawaii isn’t exactly a vacation
The Midshipmen of Annapolis took an awfully long trip to face Hawaii and it ended in a losing effort. They trailed by as much as 28 points and wound up losing 59-41 in a game where their defense struggled to slow down Hawaii’s passing game.
Hawaii is blasting Navy, up 35-7 in the 1st half pic.twitter.com/drO0yjpmcq
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 2, 2018
4Q- UH 59 Navy 35, 4:45
SIX PASSING TOUCHDOWNS FOR MCDONALD!!!
Tonight’s 59 points are the most points scored in one game since 2010 against UNLV. pic.twitter.com/zrECZ3zcVH
— Hawaii Football (@HawaiiFootball) September 2, 2018
Towson tops Morgan State in an in-state clash
The Battle for Greater Baltimore is a clash between Towson and Baltimore’s Morgan State that Towson won 36-10 on Saturday. Towson’s victory in the local rival was met with celebration from the victorious Tigers.
Towson associate athletic director Terry Porter celebrated by posting a picture of the trophy on Twitter.
— Terry Porter (@porter_tt) September 2, 2018
Several Towson students traveled to Morgan State to catch their school’s victory.
Appreciate our students coming out to the game tonight and adding to the atmosphere on the road. It was great to see so many Towson students at Morgan State tonight. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/cD2TdzgLan
— Rob from Chester, Pa (@knoxrob1) September 2, 2018
It was a big weekend for Virginia Tech, Maryland and Towson while Morgan State and Navy will be looking to rebound in their next game.