Down three starting cornerbacks, the Terps let C.J. Stroud throw for over 400 yards as the Buckeyes put up 66 points.
The Terps committed seven turnovers as they could not keep up with the Hawkeyes.
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.
Coach Mike Locksley emphasized the importance of his squad playing to their own standards and not to the opponent.
The junior college transfer rapidly ascended from walk-on to week one starter.
Going into his third season as head coach, Locksley wants to see his team move forward as his program grows.
Player-run practices have been a focal point of the summer for the Terps, giving players the chance to hold one another accountable.
The All-Big Ten honorable mention is looking to pick up right where he left off.
Among other signings, coach Mike Locksley secured five-star wideout Rakim Jarrett.