Maryland has had a tremendous amount of success running the football through the first two games this season.
However, Central Florida could put an end to that due to their talented defense. Safety T.J. Mutcherson headlines the secondary and arguably provides the biggest for the Knights.
Mutcherson came to Central Florida after two years at Iowa State. His best year came as a sophomore with the Cyclones when he registered 76 tackles (56 solo), four pass breakups, and two interceptions.
The senior safety is among the hard-hitting defensive backs that you’ll see. He isn’t afraid to come up into the box and lay a heavy hit on opposing running backs.
When watching tape of the Michigan game, it was clear that Mutcherson loves to help stop the run. He already has a sack on the season and nearly had another one against the Wolverines if it wasn’t for quarterback Wilton Speight absorbing the contact and finding a receiver.
Mutcherson is among the most physical players in the AAC, so the Terps will definitely need to make sure they keep him out of the backfield.
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