Big 33 Classic recap: Pennsylvania defeats Maryland, 21-0

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Team Pennsylvania defeated Team Maryland, 21-0, in the 62nd annual BIG 33 Football Classic on Monday at Landis Stadium, a game in which Maryland couldn’t generate any sort of offensive flow.

Frederick-area quarterbacks Collin Schlee and Ryan Leyh combined to go 4 of 18 for 27 yards and an interception. Schlee, who led Oakdale to the 2A state title in December and is set to play college football at Kent State, paced Team Maryland with 67 all-purpose yards (27 passing (4 of 10), 22 receiving (team-high), and 18 yards rushing (four attempts).

For the game, Pennsylvania outgained Maryland, 322 yards to 145. Maryland only converted six first downs to Pennsylvania’s 16.

Glenelg’s Wande Owens had 55 rushing yards on just two carries, providing the lone spark of the day for Team Maryland when he galloped 51 yards to the Pensylvania 19-yard-line on Maryland’s second drive. But a holding penalty and a failed fourth-down try resulted in a turnover on downs.

Baylor-bound receiver Yusuf Terry single-handedly torched Maryland, going for 94 total yards and two touchdowns on four touches. His first touchdown, a leaping 31-yard grab, put Pennsylvania up 7-0 with 3:11 left in the first quarter. Terry’s second score was a 15-yard rush on a double-reverse, which gave Pennsylvania a 14-0 cushion with 52 seconds until halftime.

Pennsylvania nearly went up three possessions in the concluding seconds of the first half when Maryland quarterback Ryan Leyh was intercepted taking a deep shot. This put Pennsylvania at the Maryland 30 with just seconds remaining, but Penn State-bound kicker Anthony DaSilva missed a 46-yard field goal.

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