Weather delays Texas-Maryland in 4th

Weather delays Texas-Maryland in 4th

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Weather delays Texas-Maryland in 4th

Texas and Maryland were locked in a shootout Saturday afternoon when the game was delayed due to weather with 14:25 remaining.

The stoppage of a minimum 30 minutes interrupted a high-scoring affair.

Maryland reclaimed the lead, 31-29, after a successful fourth-down conversion on the final play of the third quarter. Terrapins quarterback Kasim Hill ran 10 yards on 4th-and-6 to put the ball at the Texas 24. Sophomore running back Tayon Fleet-Davis found the endzone from 17 yards out to put Maryland back on top.

Maryland failed on a fourth-down attempt before halftime.

The Longhorns opened the second half with a short scoring drive — four plays, 36 yards — punctuated with a go-ahead 2-yard TD run by Kyle Porter, giving Texas a 29-24 lead and 22 unanswered points.

Texas fell behind 24-7 in the second quarter, unable to contain freshman Jeshaun Jones.

Jones had a debut to remember for Maryland with touchdowns on his first three touches in the first half: a 28-yard run, 65-yard reception and 20-yard pass.

Maryland took the opening kickoff and began its first drive of the season by lining up with 10 players on the field. The opening at right guard was a gesture to honor late offensive lineman Jordan McNair. Texas declined the penalty.

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