Undermanned opponent able to overwhelm
Is one of the friendliest guys in the NFL — unless you try to tackle him Mistake-prone Terps rolled by injury-depleted Boilers
Talk to Mark Ingram II during the week and you would never guess that underneath the ready smile and soft-spoken reflections on family and team, he’s nurturing a monster who’ll burst forth Sunday morning. The NFL is full of men who charm you Wednesday and flip a switch to become purveyors of violence for a few hours every weekend. But that contrast is as pronounced in Ingram as any player on the Ravens.
“I’m just kind of calm, down to earth, [I] like to laugh,” he said, chatting recently outside the Ravens locker room in a gray sweatshirt that read “Heisman” across the chest.
“On Sunday, I’m a different person — angry and doing everything I can to help us win. I think that’s kind of an accurate description.”
In one guise, he’s a travel buff who delighted in showing off pictures of his honeymoon to the
Maldives. In the other, he’s a human jackhammer who lowered his shoulder to flatten a Miami
Dolphins defender as he rambled 49 yards
WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. — Maryland came to Purdue’s Ross-Ade Stadium on Saturday for the first time since joining the Big Ten in 2014, trying to win its second straight road game against an undermanned opponent and regain some momentum from early in the season..
Slightly favored and confident that redshirt junior quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome was ready to assume a starting role for injured graduate transfer Josh Jackson, the Terps stumbled badly, losing to the Boilermakers 40-14 before an announced homecoming crowd of 52,296.
The loss was the third in four games after a 2-0 start that briefly put the Terps in the Top 25. Given how decimated the Boilermakers were by injuries — more than a dozen players, including quarterback Elijah Sindelar and All-America wide receiver/ returner Rondale Moore, were out — it was huge opportunity missed in pursuit of bowl eligibility.
“Obviously road wins are tough,” firstyear Maryland coach Mike Locksley said. “You’ve got to give Purdue credit; they did a better job than us today with their execution. Like I told our team, [I’m] not