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Maryland tops Illini on late FG, now 3-0

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Joseph Petrino kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired to lift Maryland over Illinois 20-17 on Friday night.

But the win didn't come easy for the Terrapins (3-0, 1-0 Big Ten) in their conference opener.

In a game best described as weird from beginning to end, the normally explosive Terrapins consistently had trouble against a tough Illinois defense. Taulia Tagovailoa passed for 350 yards (32 of 43) but was held to only one passing touchdown.

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