The Terps won their first bowl game since 2010 in Mike Locksley's third year at the helm.
Led by defensive lineman Sam Okuayinonu, who was selected to the third team, the Terps had five defenders and six offensive players garner honors.
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 Nittany Lions converted 10 third down opportunities, even as the Terps held them at bay for three quarters.
The Terps are hoping that Kenny Bennett and Jakorian Bennett rejoin the team against the Golden Gophers.
The Terps have allowed under 100 rushing yards per game, one of four Big Ten teams to do so.
The Terps reached 3-0 for the first time since 2016 in pulling out a scrappy, ugly victory over the Fighting Illini.
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.
While the offense failed to finish drives, Jordan Mosley and Lawtez Rogers had standout performances on defense.