Highly-touted true freshman Stefon Diggs failed to break free in his debut, but showed his dazzling quickness, returning three punts for 50 yards and catching three passes for 30.
Diggs also carried the ball twice for seven yards as it appears that Maryland coach Randy Edsall wants to employ him in a variety of roles on offense.
“We wanted to get him at least 10 touches today. So we were close,” Edsall said.
Diggs didn’t get a chance to return a kickoff as William & Mary’s Drake Kuhn boomed his three kicks, all in the first half, through the end zone.
Despite failing to break a long-gainer, Diggs was happy with his sure-handed, mistake-free debut, though it’s clear he has high expectations.
“I feel like I have a chance to break it every time,” Diggs. “The blockers, they do their job. I feel like it’s always me that messes up.”