The Terps credited the marching band for their win against Columbia.
The Buckeyes forward headed the winning ball to send the Terps to a loss in their Big Ten opener.
The Terps finished their non-conference schedule undefeated with wins over the Seawolves and the Lions.
"The outcome of this is very disappointing for our group," Terps coach Missy Meharg said.
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 thwarted the Wolverines' late offensive advances and advance to 5-1 on the season.
The Terps topped Akron in straight sets and advanced their set winning streak to 17.
The Terps kept hard at work preparing for their top-10 matchup with Penn State on Saturday.
The Terps have a chance to beat the Buckeyes on senior night.
The Terps clash with Michigan on Friday, seeking to bounce back from their first loss.