Maryland football will face the No. 5 Iowa Hawkeyes in College Park, Maryland on Friday night at 8 p.m.
The Terrapins are coming off of a 37-16 win over Kent State, which gave the Maryland program a 4-0 start, its best since the 2016 season. It’s also the first time in five years that the Terps have swept their nonconference slate.
Junior quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa has continued his dominant play, and while he committed his first turnover of the season last week, he remains one of college football’s most consistent and reliable quarterbacks across multiple statistical categories. Tagovailoa has completed over 75% of his passes through four games and he has 10 passing touchdowns as well. Additionally, redshirt senior running back Tayon Fleet-Davis is having a solid 2021 for Maryland, as he has rushed for 311 yards and four touchdowns this season.
Iowa is coming into College Park with a perfect 4-0 record. The Hawkeyes’ strong suit has been their defense, as they are led by junior linebacker Jack Campbell, who currently leads the team with 43 tackles.
This Friday matchup has been named Maryland football's mental health awareness game. The Terps will be wearing a green ribbon on their helmets to signify the program's alliance with mental health awareness.
The numbers (2021)
Maryland (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten), Iowa (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten), All-Time Series: 2-1 Iowa leads, Odds: Iowa Hawkeyes -3
How to watch and listen:
Friday, October 1st, 8:00 p.m ET, Capital One Field, College Park, Maryland
TV: FOX Sports Networks
Radio: One Maryland App, Maryland Sports Radio Network