Big plays could be plentiful
It’s no secret that Maryland and Ohio State have two of the more lethal offenses in the Big Ten.
The Buckeyes currently own the top scoring offense with 42.6 points-per-game. On the other hand, the Terps aren’t too far behind as they rack up 38.8 points per contest.
Ohio State has found the end zone 27 times while the Terps have reached paydirt on 21 occasions. Simply put: these are two teams that can take it the distance on any given play.
On the Ohio State side, you have playmakers like J.K. Dobbins, Parris Campbell, and Johnnie Dixon. When it comes to Maryland, the Terps possess star power like Ty Johnson, D.J. Moore, and Taivon Jacobs.
It wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see a repeat of the 2015 meeting.
That game featured 52-yard touchdown pass from Perry Hills to Moore to open the game. In addition, Hills ripped off a 75-yard run late in the first half to keep Maryland fighting.
In the second half, Cardale Jones found Jalin Marshall for a 48-yard touchdown that gave the Buckeyes a 28-21 lead.
If Maryland can get a big play or two that go the distance, the Terps certainly could be giving Ohio State a run for their money this time around.