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Maryland football opens as 28.5-point underdog at Ohio State

The Terrapins are massive underdogs for Saturday's game.

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The Maryland football team has opened as a 28.5-point underdog in Saturday's game at No. 1 Ohio State, according to odds released by Odds Shark. It's the third-most lopsided line in college football for next weekend.

The Terrapins lost to Michigan this weekend, 28-0, while Ohio State got through a last-second scare against previously undefeated Indiana, 34-27.

Despite their 5-0 record, the Buckeyes haven't looked much like the best team in college football. Quarterbacks Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett haven't delivered the sort of precision strikes they showed off last season, and the offense has scuffled at times under new coordinator Ed Warriner. They still have running back Ezekiel Elliott, who went for a cool 274 yards and three scores on 23 carries (a 12-yard average) against the Hoosiers.

In the first-ever meeting between the two teams, Ohio State beat Maryland 52-24 last Oct. 3. Barrett threw for four touchdowns and 273 yards, and Jones replaced him in time to get vertical against Maryland safety Anthony Nixon.