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Sep 26, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes defensive lineman Joey Bosa (97) lines up versus the Western Michigan Broncos at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State won the game 38-12. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

No. 4 Joey Bosa

Despite inconsistent quarterback play, Maryland’s offensive line has played well through the first five games. The Terps have only surrendered six sacks, but had three games when the opposing team didn’t register a single one. During last week’s game against Michigan, Maryland surrendered three sacks, but once again, the group did a remarkable job holding off the Wolverines pass rush.

The challenge on Saturday will be a daunting one. The Buckeyes lead the Big Ten in sacks (45). To puts things into perspective, the Terps have done a great job rushing the passer, and they only have 32 sacks (fifth in the Big Ten). Despite only having half of a sack, defensive end Joey Bosa is one of the top player on the Ohio State defense. Bosa is one of the most impressive pass rushers that we’ve seen in the college ranks in recent years. He has unbelievable quickness off the edge, and can work his way around some of the most agile offensive tackles. Even if his quickness wasn’t enough, there’s few defensive ends that are as strong as Bosa. The Ohio State junior can bull rush any offensive lineman as he showed on his sack of Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg in 2014. In order to try to keep Bosa out of the backfield, Maryland may need to bring a tight end on the edge to help block him.