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Maryland football is favored by 1.5 points over Penn State

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

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The Maryland football team opened up as three-point underdogs in Saturday’s road game at Penn State, according to Oddshark. But then a funny thing happened. The line started moving.

Here’s how it progressed on online sportsbook 5Dimes:

5Dimes Line (Home)
10/02/16 2:36:11 PM -3
10/02/16 6:43:47 PM -3
10/02/16 6:56:20 PM -2.5
10/02/16 7:09:06 PM -1.5
10/02/16 7:20:32 PM Ev
10/02/16 7:32:12 PM -1
10/03/16 10:47:18 AM 1
10/03/16 6:03:52 PM 1.5

Several other sites Oddshark uses to measure betting showed similar progressions. At the beginning of the season, Maryland seemed pretty unlikely to win this game. Now, Bill Connelly’s S&P+ gives Maryland a 43 percent chance of winning, projecting Penn State to come away with a three-point victory. No matter how you slice it, the Terps have a real shot to win on Saturday.

In other news

Ty Johnson won Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for his 204-yard performance against Purdue.

Maryland men’s soccer continued its undefeated season with a 2-0 win over San Diego.

This awesome video by our friends at Terps Watch shows what you need to become Testudo.

A behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to become Testudo.

Posted by Terps Watch on Monday, October 3, 2016

Perry Hills threw his first interception of the season against Purdue, but he kept on rolling after that.

Maryland could end up playing Minnesota on ABC next week, which would be a much broader audience than the Terps usually get.