Since Taulia Tagovailoa became the starting quarterback last season, the Terps have won every game in which he eclipses 300 passing yards.
The Terps bring back three leaders in Eric Ayala, Donta Scott and Hakim Hart, all set to have banner seasons.
With injuries ravaging the position, Carriere's eight catches, 134 yards and two touchdowns gave the Terps confidence in their new No. 2 wideout.
Wallowing in a three-game losing streak, the Terps hope the return of team legends will revitalize their season.
The Terps were penalized eight times and gave the Gophers 79 free yards.
The official beginning of Terps basketball season drew record attendance with more than 1,600 students running the mile.
Down several starters due to injury, the Terps open the second half of their season at Minnesota looking to get back in the win column.
Jones needs surgery for a lower leg injury, while Nchami suffered an upper body injury that also requires surgery.
The Terps are one of five Big Ten teams that made the preseason rankings.
The Terps remain banged up at several positions, mostly on defense.