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Maryland-Indiana GameThread

The Terps meet the Hoosiers in Maryland's inaugural Big Ten game.

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The 3-1 Terrapins football team is in Bloomington today for a meeting with the 2-1 Indiana Hoosiers. The Terps beat Syracuse on the road last weekend, 34-20, while Indiana scored a 31-27 upset over Missouri, also on the road.

Kick time is 1:30 p.m. The game can be viewed on the Big Ten Network or, with a cable subscription, its online platform, BTN2Go. We'd love to have you along as these Terps take their first dip into Big Ten play.

Some reading and listening material:

Andrew Emmer and I recorded a podcast ahead of the game.

A phase-by-phase preview, by Noah Niederhoffer, along with a statistical breakdown, by Lee Sampson

Three key matchups to look out for, by Grant Whittington.

Maryland's defense gets ready for IU running back Tevin Coleman and friends, by me.

And the offense sees a familiar face on the Hoosiers' sidelines, by me.

Betting information on the game, from FlaTerp.

Some tinkering on the Maryland depth chart, via Pete Volk.

My Q&A with Ben Raphel from SB Nation's Indiana hub, and my answers to his questions.

Some notes, via the athletic departments:

  • Indiana leads the all-time football series between the two schools, 2-0.
  • (In NCAA basketball national championship games, Maryland leads the series, 1-0.)
  • The Terps and Hoosiers haven't met on the gridiron since Nov. 9, 1935.
  • In the three years Kevin Wilson has been head coach, Indiana's offense has set 22 school records. The Hoosiers have eclipsed 35 points 15 times under Wilson, and 50 points three times.
  • Maryland's special teams coach, Andre Powell, played fullback for the Hoosiers in 1986 and 1987, then was a student and graduate assistant for another two years.
  • The Terps have 10 takeaways through four games, ranking them second in the Big Ten after Minnesota and 11th in FBS competition.
  • Alongside Rutgers and North Texas, Maryland is one of three teams in the country with two blocked punts this season.
Enjoy the game.