1978 Sun Bowl: Texas 42, Maryland 0
Some observers were surprised at the lopsided outcome as both teams were in contention for the national championship more than halfway into the season. In fact, the Terrapins stood 8-0 and ranked as high as No. 5 in the country before losing two of their last three and tumbling in the rankings.
Despite its late-season troubles, Maryland appeared to be a formidable opponent for the Longhorns, who suffered a pair of late-season disappointments of their own and fell from No. 6 to No. 14 in the national rankings.
At game time, Maryland was unable to keep up with the Joneses – Johnny “Lam” Jones, Johnny “Ham” Jones and Johnny “Jam” Jones – as the trio accounted for 211 yards rushing and four touchdowns.
Lam Jones got things started when the versatile receiver scored on a seven-yard run just five minutes into the game. Three minutes later Jam Jones rumbled in from one yard out and the Horns lead was 14-0.
Not to be outdone, Lam again found the endzone at the 4:37 mark when he took a Mark McBath pass 29 yards and Texas had put the game away by the end of the first quarter.
Following a McBath two-yard scramble that put Texas on top 28-0 in the second quarter, the pace slowed. More than 20 minutes would tick off the clock until the next score, which came on the heels of a Maryland turnover deep in their own territory.
The Longhorns took over and needed just three plays to move ahead 35-0 when Jam Jones scored his second touchdown of the day, a 14-yard scamper.
Ninety seconds later, Ham Jones finished the scoring with a 32-yard rushing dash after yet another Terps turnover.
Ham Jones led all players with 104 yards rushing of 14 carries, followed by Jam Jones with 100 on 19 carries. Texas had 286 yards total on the ground, compared to just 106 on 47 carries for Maryland.
Texas was successful in snapping the nation’s third-longest scoring streak as the Terps were held scoreless for the first time in 95 games.