Maryland put up a fight, but it was ultimately #9 Clemson that prevailed 40-27 in College Park. The Tigers spoiled the Terps homecoming despite a slow start on offense. Clemson was led by Roderick McDowell who rushed for 161 yards and 2 touchdowns. Meanwhile, Sammy Watkins added 163 yards through the air on 14 catches. Levern Jacobs added 158 receiving yards for the Terps, who struggled to score in the 2nd half. Maryland drops to 5-3 on the season, while Clemson moves to 7-1.