COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WAVY) - Unlike their season opener at East Carolina last week, Old Dominion University's fate never changed on one or two plays at the start of the second half this week. By the start of the third quarter, the University of Maryland had the contest well in hand, and cruised to a 47-10 win over the Monarchs in College Park.
The monarchs looked to have grabbed an early 7-3 lead when Junior Taylor Heinike thought he connected with receiver Blair Roberts in the corner of the endzone. Replay seemed to show Roberts' foot touched in bounds, but officials said Roberts bobbled the ball on the way to the turf.
ODU tied the game at 3 with a field goal, and then watched as the Terps scored 45 unanswered to seize control.
Heinike completed only 18 of 34 passes for 166 yards and three interceptions.
Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown completed 14 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns. Terrapin receiver Stefon Diggs, who many project will be an early-round NFL draft pick, finished with six catches for 179 yards and a score.
Head Coach Bobby Wilder's defense allowed 587 total yards to Maryland. His team returns home, and will finally play a home game Sept. 14 against Howard University.
Old Dominion University's Board of Visitors has unanimously endorsed a campus master plan, which includes a brand new, 30,000-seat football stadium.
Two dogs were rescued from a house fire in Portsmouth Friday afternoon.
The Marines have announced the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Air Show has been canceled for 2014.