Check out the Ohio State vs. Maryland fearless prediction and game preview.
Ohio State (8-1) vs. Maryland (3-6) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Nov. 12
Game Time: 3:30 pm
Venue: Maryland Stadium, College Park, MD
The Buckeyes don’t control their own destiny, but they can come close.
If Michigan loses before its date in Columbus, and Penn State wins out, Ohio State would miss out on the Big Ten championship. But if the Wolverines take care of business and the Buckeyes win out, their showdown will be for the East.
Michigan whacked Maryland 59-3 last week.
The Terps are still just a win away from going bowling in a solid first season under head coach D.J. Durkin – and with at Nebraska and Rutgers left to play, they should get it – but they’ve lost four of their last five games with the defense going bye-bye.
Not a shocker, the schedule got tougher, and the Terp D had problems with it, giving up 31 points or more in four of the last five games with a run defense that’s getting gouged.
Over the last five games, the Terps allowed 229 yards or more with 18 touchdowns, and now they have to deal with an underappreciated Ohio State ground game.
Part of it comes from J.T. Barrett, and part of it is because Mike Weber is rolling. He’s banged up with a shoulder injury, but he’s expected to play for a running attack that’s hit 200 yards or more against everyone but Wisconsin and Penn State.
Expect more of the same for Maryland.
QB Perry Hills is hurting with a shoulder injury, not helping the cause for an offense that’s about to have a bad, bad day against the Buckeye D that’ll come up with three takeaways to turn the game into a blowout to keep the spot in the No. 5 spot in the CFP rankings, if not move into the top four next week.
Ohio State vs. Maryland Prediction
Ohio State 41, Maryland 14
Ohio State -29, o/u: 57.5
ATS Confidence: 5: Cash in mattress – 1: All political pollsters … 2
Must See Rating: 5: Arrival* – 1: Any political show ever again … 2.5
*To be honest, it looks like yet another brutally dull sci-fi thing, but it’s 100%, so you’re supposed to see it or else.