Maryland football will look to improve its record to 3-0 and sweep the nonconference portion of its schedule Saturday night against SMU.
The Terps easily defeated both Buffalo and Charlotte in their first two games of the 2022 season.
In week two against Charlotte, Maryland traveled on the road for the first time and dominated the 49ers on offense, tallying 612 yards of total offense — 419 of which came through the air. Quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa was clinical, registering five total touchdowns. Running backs Antwain Littleton II and Colby McDonald each broke off long touchdown runs as well. The defense was shaky but will have an opportunity to prove itself against an offensive-minded SMU team.
Back at home, Maryland will have to compete against a talented Mustangs squad that promises to push the tempo of the game and put points on the board. Most expect the game to be a high-scoring affair, as Maryland’s offense shares many of the same tendencies: high-tempo, pass-heavy play-calling.
Let’s take a look at the Terps’ week three matchup.
Maryland: 2-0 (7-6 in 2021)
SMU: 2-0 (8-4 in 2021)
All-time series: 2-0 in favor of Maryland, first meeting since 1962
DraftKings Sportsbook Line: Maryland -3.5, O/U 73
How to watch and listen
Saturday, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m. EDT; Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium, College Park, Maryland
TV: FOX Sports 1 — Eric Collins, Devin Gardner
Radio: 105.7 FM (Baltimore) / 980 AM (DC) — Johnny Holliday, Steve Suter
Streaming: FOX Sports App
Catch up before the game
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