Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma and fellow Heisman finalists Lamar Jackson of Louisville and Bryce Love of Stanford are among the finalists for the Lombardi Award. The award is given to the nation’s top player based on performance as well as leadership, character and resiliency.
American running back Martez Carter of Grambling State led all rushers with 45 yards on 10 carries.
Carter did a good job,” Green said. Sometimes people kind of put you in a box because you come from a Division II school. I came from a D-II school (Texas A&I). He’ll be in the NFL.”
Likewise, Martz said he had nearly a dozen players on his National team he thought were NFL bound.
I think (Toledo quarterback Logan) Woodside is going to play in the NFL,” Martz said. He’s further along than any quarterback we’ve had at this time. Ten or 11 guys are not just going to make teams, they’re going to play.”
Canada replaces Walt Bell, who left earlier this month to become Florida State’s offensive coordinator. Canada has led offenses at LSU, Pitt, NC State, Wisconsin, Indiana, Northern Illinois and Butler.
Matt has a unique ability to utilize any and all types of personnel and still produce extremely explosive offenses, Maryland head coach DJ Durkin said in a statement. He’s a very versatile coach that has experience developing impact players at every offensive position. Matt’s had a great deal of success everywhere he’s been, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him here at Maryland.
Durkin also announced that Terrapins associate head coach/wide receivers coach Chris Beatty has been promoted to co-offensive coordinator.
Reserve freshman guard Fatts Russell scored all 10 of his points in the second half, creating a 10-5 run of his own.