Maryland football’s Anthony McFarland was named Big Ten Freshman of Week after his standout performance against Ohio State on Saturday.
This comes as the least surprising news of all time, as the Terps running back was dominant against the Buckeyes defense, rushing 21 times for 298 yards and two touchdowns.
Both of McFarland’s touchdowns came from at least 75 yards out. The first one gave Maryland its first score of the game, as the redshirt freshman took one 81 yards to the house.
Then, just six minutes later, McFarland took the ball 75 yards to the end zone to give Maryland an early 14-3 lead.
McFarland came up less than a yard short of a third touchdown in overtime, and through the entire game, Ohio State’s defense could not come up with a way to stop him as he averaged a fantastic 14.2 yards per carry.
The 298 yards he amassed set a new Maryland freshman record, and ranks second all-time at the school for rushing yards in a single game. He came up just nine yards short of the mark that LaMont Jordan set in 1999.
The performance was also the second straight game with more than 200 yards for McFarland, as he gained 210 on the ground in a Nov. 10 meeting against Indiana. The former four-star recruit from DeMatha now has four 100-yard rushing games on the season, and in total has rushed for 1,022 yards and four touchdowns while averaging 8.2 yards per carry this year.