COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Caleb Rowe threw for 297 yards and four touchdowns in his first start since 2013, and Maryland notched a flawed 35-17 victory over South Florida on Saturday.
Rowe was named the starting quarterback in the wake of a 48-27 loss to Bowling Green last week. Despite throwing three interceptions, the junior completed 21 of 33 passes and provided enough big plays to help the Terrapins (2-1) finish with 411 yards in offense.
Rowe threw touchdown passes of 12 and 22 yards to Avery Edwards; connected with Taivon Jacobs for a 70-yard score and hit Kenneth Goins for a 1-yard TD.
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Maryland fumbled three times and totaled 12 penalties for 120 yards, but South Florida (1-2) also had its share of miscues - including two turnovers, a dropped potential touchdown pass, a holding call that wiped out a touchdown run, and a personal foul penalty that erased a fourth-quarter first down when the score was 28-17.
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