Maryland Tops Eastern Michigan, 37-13

Sept 27, 2003

Box Score

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - Scott McBrien completed 14 of 19 passes for a season-high 252 yards and Maryland scored three second-half touchdowns to beat Eastern Michigan 37-13 on Saturday.

Leading just 16-13 with 10:54 left in the third quarter after a 25-yard field goal by Eastern Michigan's Andrew Wellock, the Terrapins (3-2) scored three straight touchdowns.

Josh Allen had an 8-yard touchdown run to give Maryland a 23-13 lead with 5:42 left in the third quarter, and McBrien made it 30-13 on an 8-yard touchdown run with 14:54 left in the game.

The Terrapins capped the scoring when McBrien hit Dan Melendez on a 14-yard scoring play with 9:16 left.

Maryland's second-half surge quelled any hopes of an upset for Eastern Michigan (1-4), which trailed 16-10 at the half.

Chinedu Okoro threw an 8-yard TD pass to tight end Kevin Zureki on fourth-and-1 to cut Maryland's lead to 13-10 with 23 seconds left in the opening half.

After Maryland returned the kickoff to its 45, McBrien hit Steve Suter on a 45-yard pass down to the 10. Nick Novak made a 27-yard field goal with 2 seconds left to put Maryland ahead 16-10.

Maryland opened the scoring early in the first quarter when Domonique Foxworth intercepted Okoro's pass and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown. The Terrapins made it 13-3 with 4:56 left in the half on Allen's a 1-yard touchdown run.