Maryland football will host the Kent State Golden Flashes at 3:40 p.m on Saturday, Sept. 15. The Terps are coming off of three straight wins to start the season 3-0.
Maryland won at home against border-state rival West Virginia in week one, dominated the Howard Bison at home in week two and then walked away with a win on the road against Big Ten opponent Illinois via a clutch game-winning field goal from senior kicker Joseph Petrino.
Quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa is coming into this matchup with the No. 3 completion percentage in the country (.755) and has yet to turn the ball over through the first three games of the season. The defense has also been a bright spot for the Terps as they held opponents to just three points in six quarters up until deep into the second quarter against Illinois. The defense has been led by junior defensive back Nick Cross who most recently had five tackles and two pass breakups against the Fighting Illini.
Kent State, on the other hand, is off to a slower start. Sitting at 1-2, the Golden Flashes face an uphill battle facing the undefeated Terrapins on the road. Led by senior quarterback Dustin Crum, Kent State will look to get its offense going, which when excluding its game against Virginia Military Institute, its only win of the season, has only scored 17 points.
The players representing the Terps as captains this week are senior defensive backs Kenny Bennett and Jordan Mosley as well as senior wide receiver Carlos Carriere.
The numbers (2021)
Maryland (3-0, 1-0 Big Ten)
Kent State (1-2, 0-0 Mid-American Conference)
All-Time Series: This is the first ever meeting between both football programs
Odds: The Terrapins are 14-point favorites against the Golden Flashes
How to watch and listen:
Saturday, Sept. 25, 3:40 p.m. ET, Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium, College Park, Maryland
TV: Big Ten Network (Joe Beninati, play-by-play; Matt McGloin, analyst; Krystle Rich, sideline)
Radio: 1300 AM (Baltimore) / 980 AM (Washington D.C.), One Maryland App, Sirius 113 - Johnny Holliday, Steve Suter
Stream: Fox Sports app
Catch up before the game
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Sam Okuayinonu’s journey to becoming one of Maryland football’s most reliable defenders
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