It’s pretty obvious that Saturday’s matchup with Ohio State is going to be the toughest challenge for Maryland all season.
The Terrapins will travel to Columbus on Saturday afternoon for a date with Ohio State.
Since joining the Big Ten, Maryland hasn’t exactly fared too well when these two teams have locked up. The Buckeyes have outscored the Terps 163-55 in their three meetings that date back to the 2014 campaign.
The 2015 meeting brought the most exciting game between the two programs. Quarterback Perry Hills ripped off 170 yards on the ground and put together an inspiring performance in what turned out to be Randy Edsall’s final game as Maryland’s head coach.
The Terps ultimately fell by a 49-28 decision, but had the Buckeyes on the ropes at one point. Early in the second half, Maryland tied the game at 21 when Hills punched in a touchdown from four yards out.
Last year’s meeting was certainly one to forget for Maryland.
The Terps were absolutely demolished by the Buckeyes in a 62-3 rout. Maryland accumulated just 176 yards of total offense all game and fell behind 21-3 after one quarter.
Maryland will be leaning on quarterback Max Bortenschlager to come up big in this one. The Terps came out firing on all cylinders last week after establishing the run on the very first series.
Bortenschlager leaned on wideout D.J. Moore all game long and he totaled 90 yards and a touchdown on eight receptions. That connection figures to be a big part of Maryland’s gameplan on Saturday.
Maryland Terrapins at Ohio State Buckeyes
When: Saturday, October 7, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Ohio Stadium
Stream: Fox Sports GO
Line: Ohio State -31