The Maryland football team is in Ann Arbor for a 3:30 Saturday kick with the Michigan Wolverines. The Terrapins, at 6-4 and 3-3 in Big Ten play, are looking to solidify their postseason standing. Michigan (5-5, 3-3) will try to attain bowl eligibility on its senior day at Michigan Stadium.
The Wolverines have been between a field goal and touchdown favorite all week. Their defense is one of the best units in the country, though it has performed far better against the run than the pass. Maryland's running game hasn't gained traction in more than a month. Quarterback C.J. Brown – playing the last road game of his career – has a chance to rebound from the worst statistical stretch of that career.
We'll have updates for you all day. I'm on site in Ann Arbor, and Pete Volk, Dave Tucker and the rest of the our staff will observe from afar. Here's the view from atop this massive stadium
Some reading material to take you to kickoff:
Midweek news and notes from Byrd Stadium.
This will be the sixth-straight top-20 defense Maryland faces – an absurd run.
Michigan's offense, meanwhile, hasn't been so good.
A really exhaustive Q&A on Michigan with SB Nation colleague Drew Hallett.
Three key matchups, from Grant Whittington.
A statistical preview, via Lee Sampson.
FlaTerp has your gambling essentials.
And if you're looking for other leisure reading, I can't strongly enough recommend this profile on John Beilein, Michigan's basketball coach, from MLive.com.
From wherever you are, enjoy the game.