“He always pops up when you need him. So, just to see him get his groove back right now is amazing.”
The Terps raced to an early lead, but the Boilermakers fought back in the second half.
The Terps and Boilermakers are set to square off for the only time this season.
Coach Mike Locksley has focused on building the program's foundation in his first year.
After topping Indiana on Friday, the Terps couldn't put it together against the Boilermakers.
Loren Sefcik got the Terps on the board in the 64th minute, and Dayes sealed the win with a late tally.
Quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome threw an interception with one minute left, sealing the Terps' fate.
Coach Mike Locksley also announced Wednesday that running back Anthony McFarland is day-to-day with a high ankle sprain.
The Terps struggled to get anything going in their 40-14 loss to the Boilermakers on Saturday.
“I feel like it’s unfinished business.”