J.T. Barrett vs. Will Likely
Redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett has been lights out since the embarrassing 35-21 loss to unranked Virginia Tech where he threw three interceptions and just one touchdown. In the last two games, Barrett has ten touchdowns, one interception and combined for just shy of 650 yards throwing on his way to two whopping victories over Kent State and Cincinnati. The sophomore corner Will Likely is eyeing to halt Barrett's tear. Likely has interceptions in three consecutive games, including a touchdown return of 88 yards. If Barrett attacks Likely, it will be interesting to see who comes out on top.
Vonn Bell vs. Stefon Diggs
All eyes will be on Stefon Diggs as Maryland is set for their first ever Big Ten home game. Diggs was responsible for the first touchdown against Indiana as he made a fantastic snag on a ball thrown slightly behind him and took it to the end zone. The junior receiver had 112 yards and a score in the game last Saturday and is hungry for more against the Buckeyes. Ohio State has had some inconsistencies in defending the passing game but the secondary looks to sophomore Vonn Bell for leadership and experience. Bell leads all defensive backs in tackles on the team and also has one interception.
Caleb Rowe vs. C.J. Brown
C.J. Brown remains the teams top option going into Week 5, but he is a game time decision against Ohio State. Caleb Rowe capitalized on his opportunity last game as he entered in the second half and completed 12 of 18 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns. Brown has struggled finding receivers but has a much easier time escaping defenses and scrambling for first downs than Rowe. No matter who starts, the play calls from offensive coordinator MIke Locksley will play a huge role in the outcome of the game.