#19 Nebraska Pushes Past Terps

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Terrell Newby ran for a career-high three touchdowns, Ryker Fyfe passed for 220 yards and a score filling in for injured starter Tommy Armstrong Jr., and No. 19 Nebraska defeated Maryland 28-7 on Saturday.

The Terrapins (5-6, 2-6 Big Ten) received a solid performance from sophomore D.J. Moore, who caught six balls for 124 yards, including a 92-yard score that tied for the second longest touchdown reception in Maryland history. 

Fyfe prevailed over Max Bortenschlager in a battle of backup quarterbacks.

Fyfe made his second career start -- and first at home -- and was effective if not always pretty, throwing a mix of short and intermediate passes. He was 24 of 37, often dropping back deep and angling toward the sideline before throwing downfield, sometimes sidearm, sometimes off his back foot. He also hurt the Terps with a couple runs.

Bortenschlager, a freshman who entered the game having thrown four passes in one previous appearance, was 14 of 29 for 191 yards. 

Jarrett Ross finished with a career-high 13 tackles, while Shane Cockerille notched two sacks. 

Maryland finishes the regular season next Saturday against Rutgers, with kickoff from Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium set for noon. The game can be seen live on ESPNews.