Maryland and Penn State really don’t seem to like each other, mix it up before kickoff
Penn State and Maryland are longtime east coast rivals. Granted, it has always been a one-sided rivalry, with the Nittany Lions 35-1-1 all-time vs. the Terrapins.
Now they are conference rivals as the Terps have found their way into the Big Ten. Even though the teams have not having met on the field since 1993, it was exactly "Nice to see you!" and "How’s the family?" before the game.
Just check out the scene in Happy Valley:
Then at the coin toss, the Terps straight-up ignored the Nittany Lions captains’ offer to shake hands:
For their actions — inactions? — the Terps were rewarded with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.
Maybe they will offer an accredited course in coin-toss etiquette next semester in College Park.
Prior to coin toss, there's an unsportsmanlike penalty on Maryland. Yes, that's prior to the coin toss. It was probably for those helmets.
— Johnny McGonigal (@jmcgonigal9) November 1, 2014
Maryland got a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty ON THE COIN TOSS!! That's the most #B1G thing, ever.
— Chris Wachal (@notChrisWachal) November 1, 2014
— Nathan White (@NPBlanco717) November 1, 2014
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) November 1, 2014