The Maryland football team (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten) hosts No. 20 Ohio State at 12 p.m. Saturday in the Terrapins' first ever Big Ten home game. ABC will televise the contest for a national audience.
The Buckeyes (3-1, 0-0 Big Ten) are coming off consecutive blowout wins over Kent State and Cincinnati behind a dominant defensive line and freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett. The Terps also have convincingly won their last two games, both on the road, against Syracuse and Indiana.
Playing before its first sellout crowd in years, Maryland will wear its red Pride 2.0 uniforms with hand-painted helmets.
We'll have updates throughout the afternoon from the press box at Byrd Stadium, featured both here on the site and on Twitter (@testudotimes and my own account) and Facebook. We'll keep this thread up to date, too, and would love for you to follow along on any of those platforms or, of course, in the comments below.
For your reading pleasure, here's much of our coverage this week of the game:
My Wednesday news and notes feature from the stadium.
A Q&A on the Buckeyes with staff from Land Grant Holy Land.
The Terps get ready for Ohio State's terrifying defensive line ...
... and Urban Meyer's quick spread offense.
The benefits of building depth, by Dave Tucker.
Three key matchups, by Grant Whittington.
Depth chart information, from Pete Volk.
A bunch of high-profile recruits are in town, by Pete.
It's a sellout, by Pete. And attendance in general is trending straight upward for the program.
A unit-by-unit statistical breakdown, by Lee Sampson.
A game preview with an interesting score prediction, by Noah Niederhoffer.
How to watch the game, by Molly Geary.
And all of your betting essentials, from FlaTerp.
Enjoy the game, everyone.