Maryland will look to extend its winning streak to two games as they travel to Indiana to faceoff with a struggling Purdue team that has lost three games in a row, after starting the season with high expectations.
The Terps come into Saturday’s clash after a confidence building win last week against Rutgers. The team won 48-7 and the offense did not miss a beat after starting Quarterback Josh Jackson went down with a high ankle injury. Backup Tyrrell Pigrome will be leading the Terps into battle this week and will look to keep the high powered offense moving against a Purdue defense that has struggled all season long.
Purdue’s comes into this game reeling on defense, they rank 113th out of 130 in the nation for total defense. They particularly struggle with pass defense where they rank 117th in the nation. If the Terps can get going early and establish a lead, they should have a great chance at picking up their fourth win of the season, which would put them two wins away from the coveted bowl eligibility.
Maryland comes into this game having never lost to Purdue in football. They won the only two matchups between the schools, most recently a 50-7 win in College Park back in 2016.
The game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network.
Maryland: 3-2 (1-1 Big Ten)
Purdue: 1-3 (0-2 Big Ten)
All-time series: Maryland leads 2-0
Odds: Maryland is a 3.5-point favorite
How to watch and listen
Saturday, Oct. 12, Noon (ET), Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Indiana
TV: BTN (Brandon Gaudin, play-by-play; James Laurinaitis, analyst; Elise Menaker, sideline analyst)
Radio: 105.7 FM (Balt.) / 980 AM (DC), TuneIn Radio App, XM 391 (Johnny Holliday, CJ Brown and LaMont Jordan)
Stream: Fox Sports