The Nittany Lions converted 10 third down opportunities, even as the Terps held them at bay for three quarters.
The Terps remain banged up at several positions, mostly on defense.
The Terps will turn to their depth as they try to upset the Buckeyes.
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 junior college transfer rapidly ascended from walk-on to week one starter.
“We got to send the seniors out the right way."
Among other signings, coach Mike Locksley secured five-star wideout Rakim Jarrett.