The Terrapins are 10-point underdogs ahead of next Saturday's showdown against Ohio State in College Park, via odds released by Vegas Insider.
The 20th-ranked Buckeyes beat Cincinnati at home on Saturday, 50-28. Maryland beat Indiana in Bloomington, 37-15.
Without star quarterback Braxton Miller, the Buckeyes aren't as dominant as they were in 2013. But this is still a talented team, and Miller's replacement, freshman J.T. Barrett, is a talented passer and runner with plenty of weapons at his disposal. Sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliot leads the team with 323 rushing yards on 55 carries, a 5.9-yard average.
In their wins the past two weeks over Cincinnati and Kent State, the Buckeyes have scored a total of 116 points on 1,138 yards of total offense. Those are outrageous numbers, even if the Bearcats and Kent State aren't the most challenging competition in college football. Maryland has plenty to prepare for as the week progresses, ahead of what should be an exciting Saturday afternoon at Byrd Stadium.