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MM 10.28: Maryland football opens as 17-point underdogs to No. 14 Michigan

This is a Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 06 Maryland at Michigan Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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.

Terp fans have spoken, naming Tyler DeSue as the quarterback that they would rather have taking snaps against the Wolverines on Saturday.

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.

It was the first time that fans would get a look to the new team and meet the players.

Head coach Mark Turgeon gave fans a slight preview of what they can expect from the Terp offense this year.

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.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are also undefeated with a lot of contributions coming from former Terp Jake Layman.

Maryland women’s basketball had its first scrimmage on Friday against California University of Pennsylvania and came away with a 109-67 win.

The game also was a way for some familiar faces to reunite.

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.

Maryland men’s lacrosse continued its Alumni Friday.

Maryland lacrosse spent part of its weekend with some volunteer work.

The Maryland baseball team also was part of the Sunday volunteer work with the Terps Against Hunger event.

Maryland baseball held a Fall World Series on Friday.

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.

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.