Monangai Hits 1,000 Yards, Rutgers Drops Finale
It was too much Taulia Tagovailoa as Rutgers had no answers for the brother of Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Maryland won going away 42-24 in the final game of the regular season to send the Terripans to a 7-5 record.
Tagovailoa threw for 361 yards completing 24 of 35 passes with three touchdown passes.
Rutgers finished the regular season at 6-6 and await word on when they will play a bowl game next month.
Meanwhile, Rutgers quarterback Gavin Wimsatt struggled, completing 13 of 34 passes for 165 yards, but did score two rushing touchdowns in defeat.
On the flip side, Kyle Monagai ran for 118 yards on 20 carries to put him at 1,099 yards on the year, becoming the eighth player in program history to rush for over 1,000 in a season.
How it Happened:
Rutgers fell behind the eight ball very quickly. Maryland scored 21 points in the opening quarter, highlighted by Tagovailoa’s 34-yard touchdown pass to Tai Felton.
Maryland extended their lead to 28-3 early in the second quarter on a 44-yard strike from Tagovailoa to Corey Dyches.
Rutgers tried to fight back. Wimsatt hit Aaron Young from ten-yards out for a touchdown that cut the Maryland lead to 28-10. Finally with 1:57 to go in the third quarter, Wimsatt scored on a one-yard plunge to get Rutgers to within 11-points.
That was as close as Rutgers could get.
Rutgers will find out about it’s bowl game appearance on December 3.