COLLEGE PARK, Md. – David Blough threw for 138 yards and a touchdown in a 50-7 loss to Maryland Saturday afternoon.
Ty Johnson ran for 204 yards on seven carries for Maryland, and provided first-year coach DJ Durkin a victory in his first Big Ten game.
The Terrapins (4-0, 1-0) scored four touchdowns and amassed 293 yards in taking a 29-0 halftime lead. Maryland finished with 400 yards rushing and outgained the Boilermakers 496-205 overall.
Purdue (2-2, 0-1) had no answer for the no-huddle offense that has scored a school-record 173 points over its first four games.
Taking over at Maryland after serving as Michigan’s defensive coordinator in 2015, Durkin has the Terrapins operating at a high level on both sides of the ball.
Perry Hills threw two touchdown passes to Teldrick Morgan and ran for an 11-yard score. Johnson peeled off a 76-yard run and scored on carries of 8 and 48 yards, and Lorenzo Harrison chipped in with a 62-yard touchdown sprint.
The defense sacked Blough six times. The Boilermakers were ranked second in the nation in third-down conversions (59 percent), but in this game they went 6 for 20.
It was 36-0 before Purdue finally scored, on a 4-yard touchdown pass from Blough to Cole Herdman with 13:30 remaining.
Maryland hadn’t committed a turnover all year until Hill threw an interception on the opening series. The Terrapins subsequently jumped offside on third down, but Purdue’s J.D. Dellinger was wide right on a 35-yard field goal try.
Maryland promptly moved 80 yards in six plays, then fooled the Boilermakers with an unbalanced formation on the 2-point conversion.
On Purdue’s next series, an illegal formation wiped out a successful third-down play and forced a punt. Not long after that, Harrison burst up the middle on his 62-yard run.
Johnson’s first touchdown made it 22-0.
The Boilermakers travel to Illinois for a West Division matchup Saturday. The Illini lost to Nebraska 31-16 on Saturday.