Maryland scores 37 straight points and beats Richmond, 50-21

Richmond quarterback Kyle Lauletta, left, looks for a receiver as he is pressured by Maryland defensive lineman Jesse Aniebonam in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, in College Park, Md. Patrick Semansky AP Photo

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – William Likely set a Big Ten record with 233 yards in punt returns, Brandon Ross ran for career-high 150 yards and one touchdown as Maryland rolled to a season-opening 50-21 victory over Richmond on Saturday.

Perry Hills threw two touchdown passes for the Terrapins, who scored 37 straight points after falling behind 14-13 in the second quarter.

Likely returned eight punts, including a 67-yarder for a touchdown that made it 43-14 with 10:30 remaining.

The 5-foot-7 junior also had two kickoff returns for 63 yards, giving him 296 yards in kick returns for the afternoon.

Ross eclipsed his previous career high of 149 yards before the third quarter ended.

Making his first start since 2012, Hills completed 12 of 21 passes for 138 yards and an interception. The Terrapins totaled 341 yards on the ground.

Richmond mustered only 56 yards rushing, and Kyle Lauletta was sacked four times.

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