Maryland Terps beat Towson, 28-3, behind O'Brien, Meggett, turnovers
- Towson quarterback Peter Athens fumbles the ball. Maryland recovered the fumble and won the game 28-3. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Danny O'Brien threw two second half touchdowns and Maryland's defense forced four second half turnovers, helping the Terrapins pull away to a 28-3 win over in-state foes Towson on Saturday.
Maryland (2-2) snapped a two-game losing streak with the win, but failed to convert on any of its third or fourth downs in the first half , and led 7-3 at halftime.
O'Brien completed 14 of 21 passes for 123 yards. Davin Meggett added 102 rushing yards, as Maryland finished with 335 yards total offense - 198 rushing.
Towson came in leading all Football Championship Series teams in scoring defense, allowing an average of 10 points per game, and they held the Maryland offense in check until the Tigers began committing turnovers.
The Tigers (3-1) had the ball for 21:30 of the game's first 30 minutes, keeping Maryland's offense off the field, but committed four turnovers in the second half.
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