Liz Brucia and Madeline Smith have kept the Terps in games even when the defense in front of them breaks down.
Tagovailoa has 956 passing yards, seven passing touchdowns and no interceptions in the season's first three games.
The freshman defender has been crucial for the Terps' last two wins after having limited appearances at the beginning of the season.
The Terps topped the Tigers in overtime for the fourth consecutive time.
The graduate student transferred to Maryland to play her final year of eligibility for the Terps.
The Terps broke through once but otherwise struggled to find space against the Buckeyes.
The Terps improved to 5-0 at home this season.
The junior found the back of the net for the first time in the Terps' 2-1 win over Michigan.
Freshman Katie Altieri led the way for Maryland for much of the race, setting a new personal record.
The Terps reached 3-0 for the first time since 2016 in pulling out a scrappy, ugly victory over the Fighting Illini.