Sept 27, 2003
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.
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.