#4 Ohio State Buckeyes Week 6 Opponent, Maryland Football News: QB Taulia Tagovailoa Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week

By Danielle Daniels

Taulia Tagovailoa pressured by Indiana’s Aaron Casey 44 at Indiana 10 15 22 (courtesy IMAGN, photo by Rich Janzaruk of Herald -Times, USA Today Sports Syndication)

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – After throwing for 352 yards and accounting for six  touchdowns in Maryland’s 44-17 win over Indiana, senior quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa has been named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.

Tagovailoa is the only player in Maryland history to have garnered Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week on three separate occasions, also earning the honor on Sept. 12, 2022 and Nov. 2, 2020.

In Maryland’s win over Indiana, which improved the Terps to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten, Tagovailoa completed 24-of-34 passes and threw a career-high five touchdown passes. The senior quarterback is the first Terp to throw five touchdowns in a game since Scott Milanovich in 1994.

Tagovailoa also became the first Maryland quarterback ever to eclipse the 9,000 career passing yards mark in the win over the Hoosiers. He currently ranks 13th all-time in Big Ten history with 9,343 career passing yards.

Tagovailoa, who also rushed for 15 yards and scored a touchdown on the ground against Indiana, now has 14 career 300-yard passing games.

Tagovailoa was also selected as this week’s Solomon Eye Physicians and Surgeons Terp of the Week.

The Terps travel to Columbus on Saturday to take on No. 4 Ohio State in a battle of unbeaten Big Ten East teams. The game will be broadcast on FOX as part of its Big Noon Kickoff. It can also be heard on the Maryland Sports Radio Network.