Terps Fall to Northwestern

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COLLEGE PARK, Md.DJ Moore became just the seventh player in Maryland history to record 200 yards in a game, posting 210 yards receiving and two touchdowns, but it was not enough as the Terps fell to Northwestern 37-21 Saturday. Maryland now moves to 3-3 on the year and 1-2 in the Big Ten, while Northwestern stands at 3-3 and 1-2 in conference play.

Moore’s electric playmaking ability was on display yet again at Maryland stadium, as the junior notched a career-high 12 catches for a career-best 210 yards through the air. The Philadelphia, Pa. native became just the seventh player in Maryland history to eclipse the 200-yard receiving mark in a game, and the first player to record 12 catches since Torrey Smith caught 14 balls for 240 yards against NC State in 2010.      

Moore’s first touchdown in the first quarter put Maryland ahead 7-0, before the Wildcats responded  with a field goal and touchdown to take a lead in the second quarter.

Sophomore quarterback Max Bortenschlager would total three touchdowns on the day, tossing two to Moore and another 20-yard strike to Taivon Jacobs in the third quarter. Bortenschalger would finish with a career-high 255 yards through the air on the afternoon.

A 21-point second quarter would propel Northwestern to a 24-14 lead at half, before adding in 13 more points in the second half to seal the victory.

Maryland will be back in action next Saturday, October 21 at Wisconsin. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:00 pm eastern on FOX.