To absolutely nobody’s surprise, Maryland football enters homecoming week as 17-point underdogs to the No. 14 Michigan Wolverines, according to Vegas Insider.
This line may change, however, because the odds are constantly shifting throughout the week.
This week, the Terps (3-5, 1-4 Big Ten) will be threaded in their special homecoming uniforms as they host the Wolverines (6-2, 3-2).
Michigan is coming off a dominant performance in Ann Arbor against then-No. 8 Notre Dame, beating the Irish 45-14. The Wolverines held Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book to his worst showing of the year, throwing for a season-low 73 passing yards on 8-25 attempts for one touchdown.
Michigan has had a roller coaster of a season, which includes almost losing Army on Sept. 7, being run over by then-No. 13 Wisconsin and running back Jonathan Taylor on Sept. 21, falling short to then-No. 7 Penn State in State College on Oct. 19 and now its beatdown on Notre Dame.
But now the Wolverines travel to College Park and face a Terp team that has lost three-straight games and doesn’t have a foregone conclusion at quarterback.
This game is the beginning of a four-game stretch that will be Maryland’s toughest test of the season.
Kickoff is slated for noon on Saturday and will be broadcasted on ABC.
In other news
In case you missed it, Maryland football lost to then-No. 17 Minnesota, 52-10
Here’s what the Testudo Times crew took away from that game.
No. 22 Maryland men’s soccer picked up its first road win of the season on Friday, beating Ohio State 2-0.
No. 2 Maryland field hockey’s Madison Maguire recorded a hat trick en route to a win over Michigan State, 5-1.
Despite the addition of the bright lights on the main floor of the Xfinity Center, Maryland volleyball lost in straight sets to No. 8 Penn State on Saturday.
Maryland women’s soccer was beat 4-1 by No. 16 Michigan on Sunday, following a Big Ten Tournament berth earlier in the week.
Former Terp wideout and recent NFL retiree Torrey Smith had some things to say after Maryland football’s loss on Saturday.
I will personally spend a day at Maryland to talk to every top quarterback in the country pic.twitter.com/wTzI4yFKpI— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) October 26, 2019
Terp fans have spoken, naming Tyler DeSue as the quarterback that they would rather have taking snaps against the Wolverines on Saturday.
Assuming the latter is healthy, who would you start at quarterback next week if you were Maryland?— Testudo Times (@testudotimes) October 26, 2019
Maryland men’s basketball had its open practice on Sunday, inviting Terp fans to join them in the Xfinity Center. Lila attended and posted some highlights.
Here’s a look at some drills the team is running. pic.twitter.com/gl3sOtCj0z— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) October 27, 2019
Freshman Hakim Hart with a nice three-pointer here at open practice for No. 7 Maryland men’s basketball. pic.twitter.com/FbScWnuiQU— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) October 27, 2019
Some scrimmage dunking action for @Aaron_Wiggins_. Looks like that added muscle is paying off. pic.twitter.com/6Wr3ehHEqB— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) October 27, 2019
Impressive sequence from @Aaron_Wiggins_ here. He’s also knocking down nearly every three-pointer he’s taking in this scrimmage right now.— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) October 27, 2019
Like I said on the @TestudoTimesPod, he’s in store for a BIG season. pic.twitter.com/yyCkR7BvET
Nice lob dunk action here...@AnthonyCowanJr ➡️ @JalenSmith2000 pic.twitter.com/8A0p3ki3MQ— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) October 27, 2019
It was the first time that fans would get a look to the new team and meet the players.
The 2019-20 Maryland men’s basketball team introduces itself to fans. pic.twitter.com/BiCo9XCKB3— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) October 27, 2019
Head coach Mark Turgeon gave fans a slight preview of what they can expect from the Terp offense this year.
Head coach Mark Turgeon tells fans that his team is trying to play a lot faster this season.— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) October 27, 2019
The Terplanta Hawks hosted the Orlando Magic for its home opener on Saturday and are now 2-0. Kevin Huerter had the best showing of the Terps, putting up 10 points, four rebounds and two assists while being limited to 21 minutes as he comes back from injury.
Rookie Bruno Fernando left the game with an ankle sprain, but told media after that he is feeling fine. Before leaving, he had four points, five rebounds and an assist in 10 minutes. The third of the trio, Alex Len, only had three points, four rebounds and an assist in 20 minutes.
What a sequence for @KevinHuerter!— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) October 27, 2019
He nails the three, then gets a steal and assist to get it done on both ends. #HeATerp pic.twitter.com/fhOrPCSiQz
What's even better than this @KevinHuerter three pointer?— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) October 27, 2019
The reaction from his former Maryland teammate @BrunoFernandoMV! #TheyBothTerps pic.twitter.com/Dd0v9Vsv9v
Red Velvet #TrueToAtlanta pic.twitter.com/DfrVO1FowS— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) October 27, 2019
The Minnesota Timberwolves are also undefeated with a lot of contributions coming from former Terp Jake Layman.
Bazz ➡️➡️➡️ Jake +1@SharecareInc Share of the Game pic.twitter.com/JB2NvVN7Hu— Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) October 28, 2019
“BOY HAS HOPS”— Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) October 28, 2019
— @Holla_At_Rob33 pic.twitter.com/TDby0XnYhS
S L A Y M A N pic.twitter.com/kRFgr9q3XT— Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) October 27, 2019
@JLayman10 is shooting 46% from three to start the season, and the dude can flat out ball. pic.twitter.com/s79lvVCKpG— Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) October 26, 2019
Maryland women’s basketball had its first scrimmage on Friday against California University of Pennsylvania and came away with a 109-67 win.
FINAL | #Terps finish off the first exhibition game of the season.— Maryland Women’s Basketball (@umdwbb) October 25, 2019
Tonight's leading scorers:
Charles 12p#UnitedPursuit pic.twitter.com/cNHQuUNAAj
The game also was a way for some familiar faces to reunite.
Love when brings life full circle!— Maryland Women’s Basketball (@umdwbb) October 26, 2019
Our assistant Kaitlynn Fratz won a national title at @CALU_wbb. Fun to meet her Vulcan family tonight! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/FLif7LZ9M6
No. 22 Maryland men’s soccer head coach Sasho Cirovski was feeling pretty good about his team after it picked up the first road win of the season on Friday.
“We are in a good place boys. I love where we are going” - @SashoCirovski— Maryland Soccer (@MarylandMSoccer) October 26, 2019
First road win ✅
Ninth clean sheet ✅
The boys are rollin’ #Excellence pic.twitter.com/9kBf5rOSo4
Maryland men’s lacrosse continued its Alumni Friday.
It’s #AlumniFriday with Marc Dubick (‘83)!— Maryland Lacrosse (@TerpsMLax) October 25, 2019
Marc is a second generation hardshell who has been a key member of our Maryland lacrosse mentoring network. #BeTheBest pic.twitter.com/g1GJFRAqbm
Maryland lacrosse spent part of its weekend with some volunteer work.
Terps Against Hunger!— Maryland Lacrosse (@TerpsMLax) October 27, 2019
Honored to lend a hand at the @UofMaryland 6th annual Homecoming Week community service event at Ritchie Coliseum. #BeTheBest pic.twitter.com/PeVTJDzT15
The Maryland baseball team also was part of the Sunday volunteer work with the Terps Against Hunger event.
Had a great time helping out Terps Against Hunger at their sixth annual homecoming community service event!#FearTheTurtle pic.twitter.com/Qa0ev9ANMO— Maryland Baseball (@TerpsBaseball) October 27, 2019
Maryland baseball held a Fall World Series on Friday.
Bubba and a W for Team Papio— Maryland Baseball (@TerpsBaseball) October 25, 2019
Game One of the Fall World Series is in the books!#DirtyTerps pic.twitter.com/ri6WGYbQ9X
Maryland wrestling held its red-black intrasquad dual on Saturday, giving fans their first look of the program under first-year head coach Alex Clemsen.
Put in the work yesterday #TurtlePower pic.twitter.com/xvjnBE9aMv— Maryland Wrestling (@TerpsWrestling) October 27, 2019
And finally, we have a mailbag coming in this week. Let us know what questions you have about Maryland men’s basketball and we will try to answer them.
What are you curious about ahead of the start of the season for No. 7 Maryland men’s basketball?— Testudo Times (@testudotimes) October 27, 2019
We’ll be doing a mailbag this week for anything you want to know. Reply or DM any questions you have.