CHESTNUT HILL – After an empty first quarter, Boston College finally put some points on the board.
True freshman quarterback Chase Rettig tossed a three-yard touchdown pass to freshman wideout Bobby Swigert to tie the game at 7-7 with 13:40 to play before halftime.
However, after forcing Maryland to punt, junior running back Montel Harris fumbled the ball on the Eagles 37 yard line.
Maryland made Boston College pay for its mistake, and quarterback Danny O’Brien hooked up with Ronnie Taylor for a nine-yard touchdown to give the Terapins a 14-7 advantage with 5:29 left in the second quarter.
The Terps weren’t done yet, as after intercepting Rettig inside Eagles territory, they scored yet another touchdown on a six-yard pass to Kerry Boykins from O’Brien, putting Maryland up 21-7 heading into the break.