The Terps dispatched the Spartans with two first-half goals despite losing midfielder Malcolm Johnston to an apparent head injury.
The Terps are chasing a top seed in the Big Ten tournament.
The Terps had their most efficient performance of the season against the Tigers.
After a scoreless first half, the Terps scored three times in six minutes to pull away from the Tigers.
The Terps face Pacific Saturday before closing the regular season with a grueling stretch of Big Ten opponents.
Ben Bender's 98th minute strike helped the Terps prevail in an otherwise underwhelming performance against the Blue Hens.
The Terps looked back to championship-caliber against the Wildcats and hope to bring that level of play in their final nonconference games.
The Terps used an offensive onslaught to dominate Northwestern under the Friday night lights at Ludwig Field.
The Terps are 5-1 at Ludwig Field on Friday nights since 2019. That loss came aginst Northwestern.
The Terps are scoreless in their last two games, neither of which resulted in wins.