Diggs made his impact right from the start in Maryland’s 27-20 win over the Cavaliers by taking The Opening kickoff 100 yards untouched for a touchdown. It was just the fourth 100-yard kickoff return in school history and gave Maryland a lead it wouldn’t surrender. On Maryland’s next drive, Diggs took a short pass 60 yards to setup another touchdown. He finished with 89 receiving yards on four catches and a season-high 239 all-purpose yards.
Drakeford, meanwhile, is the second Terp in a row to win the Linebacker of the Week award. Demetrius Hartsfield earned the honor a week ago. Drakeford played a key role on the Maryland defense by making seven tackles, five of them unassisted, three tackles for loss, and two sacks. He also forced a fumble by Virginia quarterback Phillip Sims midway through the fourth quarter, which the Terrapins recovered.