STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Brad Craddock kicked a 43-yard field goal with 51 seconds left to giving Maryland a 20-19 come-from-behind victory over Penn State on Saturday.
The victory made the Terps bowl-eligible and extended Penn State’s losing streak to four games.
Trailing 16-7 late in the third quarter, the Terps (6-3, 3-2 Big Ten) moved ahead after quarterback C.J. Brown engineered back-to-back scoring drives, aided by Alex Twine’s fumble recovery on a Penn State kickoff return.
Penn State’s Sam Ficken kicked his fourth field goal with 6:52 remaining to give the Nittany Lions a 19-17 lead.
The Terps held Penn State (4-4, 1-4) to a three-and-out and William Likely returned a 37-yard Penn State punt 15 yards to the Lions’ 42. Maryland’s Wes Brown took a 13-yard pass from C.J. Brown to the29, and three plays later, Craddock converted his 14th straight field goal for the winning margin.
The Terps, who limited Penn State to 219 total yards, again held the Nittany Lions on downs to seal the victory.
Maryland registered just 196 total yards, but limited Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg to 177 yards passing and the Nittany Lions to 42 yards rushing.
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