It was not the best day at the office for D.J. Durkin and the Maryland football program, but that certainly was not the fault of wide receiver D.J. Moore. The 5-foot-11, 215-pound sophomore wide out made what was easily the play of the day for the Terrapins, and maybe, the play of the day across the sport. He managed to evade at least seven members of the Nebraska defense on the way to a 92-yard touchdown scamper.
Moore was Maryland’s best player in this game, making six catches for 124 yards and the touchdown catch seen above, and he put his full repertoire of skills on display. The explosive wideout lit up the Cornhuskers by breaking tackles, flashing pinpoint body control with various cutbacks, and even breakaway speed to run away from the pursuing defense over the last several yards of the run.
In the end, the Terrapins were victims of a 28-7 loss to Nebraska and, frankly, that was a result that was indicative of the difference between the two teams on this day. Still, Moore managed to give onlookers a show with this play, and Maryland could really use the spark right now on the heels of three consecutive losses (to Michigan and Ohio State prior to Nebraska) by a combined score of 129-13.