The Terps committed seven turnovers as they could not keep up with the Hawkeyes.
The Terps had 12 pass catchers in the win over the Golden Flashes.
The Terps ended their nonconference schedule taking down the Golden Flashes on the backs of Taulia Tagovailoa, Tayon Fleet-Davis and Dontay Demus.
The Terps' coach cut his teeth as a coordinator with the Fighting Illini in the 2000s.
The tight end and quarterback have connected for two red-zone touchdowns in two games.
The Terps are introducing renewed depth behind Okonkwo, who missed 2020 due to health issues.
Player-run practices have been a focal point of the summer for the Terps, giving players the chance to hold one another accountable.
While the offense failed to finish drives, Jordan Mosley and Lawtez Rogers had standout performances on defense.
Jackson is one of four starters from last year's team to opt out.