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Maryland's Hills throws for three scores in win over FIU

MIAMI — Perry Hills threw for three touchdowns to lead Maryland to a 41-14 win over Florida International on Friday night.

D.J. Moore caught six passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns for Maryland (2-0).

Hills completed 13 of 18 for 210 yards in three quarters. He connected with Moore for a 45-yard touchdown and Derrick Hayward for a 9-yard score in the second quarter to give Maryland a 31-7 advantage at halftime. Lorenzo Harrison scored on a 40-yard run for the Terrapins' fourth touchdown of the first half.

The Terrapins never trailed after taking a 10-0 lead on Adam Greene's 23-yard field goal and linebacker Jermaine Carter's 15-yard interception return in the first quarter.

Carter's pick six was the third interception return for a score this season against FIU quarterback Alex McGough.

Alex Gardner rushed for 109 yards and scored on a 4-yard run in the second quarter for the Golden Panthers (0-2).

McGough, a Gaither High alumnus, limped off after trying to tackle Carter during his interception. Maurice Alexander replaced McGough for the next three series. McGough, a junior, returned late in the first half, but Alexander played the entire second.

BB case: Florida receiver Rick Wells signed a deferred prosecution agreement with the State Attorney's Office, meaning he can avoid a conviction on his record if he meets a number of conditions. Wells and fellow freshman Tyrie Cleveland were arrested in July for firing BB guns into an on-campus residence hall. The charge was reduced Tuesday from a felony to a misdemeanor. Wells must pay $979.80 in restitution plus other costs.

KIFFIN RAISE: Alabama doubled offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin's salary for this season. The university trustees' compensation committee approved Kiffin's new $1.4 million deal. It runs until Feb. 28. He made $714,000 last season under a three-year deal.

Baylor: Coach Jim Grobe said running back Johnny Jefferson will not play this season as he takes time away from school to recuperate from injuries and deal with personal issues.

Cross country: Tampa named Dror Vaknin as coach. The longtime Spartans assistant served two stints as USF's cross country coach in the 1990s and ran for USF in college.

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