Plagued by injury, the Terps couldn't keep up with the Buckeyes.
The Terps are winless in six tries against the Buckeyes, and Saturday's game promises to be another tough test.
The Hawkeyes' formidable defense forced the Terps' first loss of the season.
The Terps' offense will be put to the test playing the Hawkeyes' stingy defense Friday night.
The Terps ended their nonconference schedule taking down the Golden Flashes on the backs of Taulia Tagovailoa, Tayon Fleet-Davis and Dontay Demus.
The Terps have allowed under 100 rushing yards per game, one of four Big Ten teams to do so.
The kicker nailed the winner in his third attempt of the night from 32 yards out, bringing the Terps to 3-0 for the first time since 2016.
The Terps' coach cut his teeth as a coordinator with the Fighting Illini in the 2000s.
Coach Mike Locksley emphasized the importance of his squad playing to their own standards and not to the opponent.
The Terps defense forced four turnovers and got the best of West Virginia.