The Terps won their first bowl game since 2010 in Mike Locksley's third year at the helm.
The Terps were blown out by Michigan and fell to 2-14 against ranked teams since 2018.
The Terps were outclassed throughout the game, unable to get their elusive sixth win.
The Terps will face No. 8 Michigan in their final home game of the season in hopes of making a bowl game for the first time since 2016.
The Terps had multiple opportunities deep in the Spartans' territory, but often came away empty-handed in a game Maryland played from behind in its entirety.
Since Taulia Tagovailoa became the starting quarterback last season, the Terps have won every game in which he eclipses 300 passing yards.
With injuries ravaging the position, Carriere's eight catches, 134 yards and two touchdowns gave the Terps confidence in their new No. 2 wideout.
Coach Mike Locksley emphasized the importance of his squad playing to their own standards and not to the opponent.