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Maryland football opens as a 26.5(!!!)-point underdog to Michigan

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

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Maryland football is entering this weekend’s matchup with Michigan as a HEAVY underdog. The Wolverines are favored by 26.5 points ahead of Saturday’s game in Ann Arbor, according to Oddshark.

Maryland opened as a 28.5-point underdog against Ohio State last year when the Buckeyes were ranked No. 1, but that spread got all the way to 33 by game time. We could certainly be in for something similar this week.

The Wolverines come into this game as the No. 2 team in the AP Poll and the No. 1 team in S&P+. No matter how you slice it, this team is a juggernaut.

Michigan is 8-0 after beating Michigan State this weekend. Wisconsin’s the only team to give the Wolverines much of a contest, as the Badgers only fell by a score of 14-7 at the Big House on Oct. 1.

In other news

Maryland men’s soccer came back to beat Michigan in double overtime, finishing its season undefeated.

New S&P+ rankings are out, and Maryland’s down five spots to No. 68. Michigan, meanwhile, is No. 1. Here’s your updated AP and Coaches Polls, as well.

Maryland’s about to play three really good teams, so that sixth win might not come until the Terps play Rutgers in the last week of the season.

We’ll always have this awesome D.J. Moore catch.

Our stock report from Maryland’s loss to Indiana. Lots of things were actually good, but Maryland’s run defense was definitely bad.