The Terrapins' football game at Wisconsin on Oct. 25 will kick off at noon on the Big Ten Network, a senior conference official announced on Twitter Monday morning.
10/25 B1G FB schedule: 12 ET-RUT@NEB (E/E2/EU), MINN@ILL (E/E2/EU), MD@WIS (BTN). 3:30 ET-MICH@MSU (ABC). 8 ET-OSU@PSU (ABC).— Mark D. Rudner (@BigTenMarkTV) October 13, 2014
Rudner, according to the Big Ten's website, is a senior associate commissioner for television administration.
Wisconsin and Maryland enter this week with matching 4-2 records. Before they meet in Madison, the Terps will play host to Iowa this weekend. The Badgers have a bye, giving them two weeks to prepare for Maryland.
The Badgers have earned nationwide notoriety for their dominant rushing game. Running back Melvin Gordon is on pace to eclipse 2,000 yards this season, averaging 7.9 yards per rush and with 13 touchdowns already under his belt. As a team, the Badgers have rushed for 2,058 yards this season, which leads all power-conference schools by at least 160 yards. Every major ball-carrier on the Wisconsin roster averages at least six yards per run, which is uniquely outstanding. Maryland's defense, meanwhile, has allowed 212 yards of ground offense per game.
Wisconsin also boasts a sturdy defense. The Badgers' opponents have averaged 17.7 points per game (12th in the nation) on 286 yards allowed (sixth). In better news for Maryland, the Badgers are a more tame 47th in ESPN's defensive efficiency.
Update: Here's Maryland's announcement, from a little later on:
ANNOUNCED: @MarylandPride at Wisconsin on Oct. 25 at Noon will be on @BigTenNetwork! #GoTerps pic.twitter.com/ORiqL3X3dh— Maryland Athletics (@umterps) October 13, 2014