Coming off of a brutal loss to Penn State, the Terps will look to get back on track Saturday as they face a struggling Rutgers team that fired their coach at the start of the week on the road.
Maryland comes into this game having lost two in a row after winning its first two games of the season and entering the AP Top 25. A matchup against a team going through major turmoil like Rutgers should be the perfect opportunity for the Terps to snag their first Big Ten win of the season, and do so in convincing fashion.
With the Terps as a 13.5-point favorite, it’s clear that they should be able to handle this Rutgers team and use the game to rebuild some confidence lost from the humbling loss last week. Rutgers will be without its starting quarterback, Art Sitkowski, as he has decided to redshirt the rest of this season to maintain flexibility for his future.
The Terps will be looking to reestablish their strong rushing game, get consistent play from whoever is in at quarterback — coach Mike Locksley has maintained it’s Josh Jackson though Tyrrell Pigrome practiced with the first-team offense this week — and have a stout performance on defense. Anthony McFarland Jr. will look to get back on track, as he only rushed for 24 yards against Penn State.
The game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network.
Maryland: 2-2 (0-1 Big Ten)
Rutgers: 1-3 (0-2 Big Ten)
All-time series: Maryland leads 8-6
Odds: Maryland is a 13.5-point favorite
How to watch and listen
Saturday, Oct. 4, Noon (ET), SHI Stadium, Piscataway, New Jersey
TV: BTN (Lisa Byington, play-by-play; James Laurinaitis, analyst; Elise Menaker, sideline analyst)
Radio: 105.7 FM (Balt.) / 980 AM (DC), TuneIn Radio App, Sirius 108 / XM 195 (Johnny Holliday, CJ Brown and LaMont Jordan)
Stream: Fox Sports
Catch up before the game:
- Maryland football vs Rutgers preview
- Maryland football held players-only meeting to get back on track
- Opponent film breakdown: What to expect from Rutgers
- Testudo Times Podcast: On the road again
- Running back Lorenzo Harrison III likely out for season with MCL tear, partial ACL tear
- Rutgers football head coach Chris Ash fired ahead of Maryland matchup
- Behind enemy lines: Q/A with On the Banks ahead of Maryland - Rutgers