Can Maryland make a statement?
Saturday’s contest marks the end of nonconference play for the Terps.
In their first two games, Maryland has looked like the better team without a doubt.
As of right now, the Terps aren’t ranked but are right where they want to be. They’re only a few votes away from being ranked and a dominant win over Central Florida could certainly help their cause.
With a win, Maryland can Big Ten play as a ranked squad and would be one of the conference’s five ranked schools. Penn State, Michigan, Ohio State, and Wisconsin all are currently in the top 10.
The Terps have a certain swagger about them early this season. Keeping the school and fanbase excited would be a huge positive heading into conference play.
The most simple is that it’s another notch in the win column for a team that hasn’t a very difficult schedule the rest of the way. After all, Maryland faces Ohio State and Wisconsin during the first four weeks of the Big Ten slate.
If Maryland can handle Central Floridian relatively easily, it’ll be a huge momentum boost going forward.