Maryland football may find itself stuck in the middle of a battle for bragging rights this weekend. When No. 6 Ohio State visits College Park, Urban Meyer may take it upon himself to deliver an even wider margin of defeat than Jim Harbaugh and Michigan delivered to the Terps last week. It’s the last thing Maryland needs on national television.
DJ Durkin has worked under Meyer twice before, at Bowling Green and Florida. It’s unlikely to lessen the hurt the Buckeyes can deliver. The Terps are still sitting one win short of bowl eligibility, but Rutgers, Maryland’s last opponent of the season, will be the team’s best shot at getting that sixth victory.
Last season, Perry Hills had a strong game against then-No. 1 Ohio State. The senior quarterback ran for 170 yards and accounted for three touchdowns, keeping the game close until the Buckeyes put it away in the fourth quarter.
Maryland: 5-4 (2-4 Big Ten)
Ohio State: (8-1) (5-1 Big Ten)
All-time series: Ohio State leads 2-0 over Maryland
Odds: Ohio State is favored by 29 points.
How to witness
November 12, 3:30 p.m. (ET), Maryland Stadium
TV: ESPN (Beth Mowins, Andy Becht, Rocky Boiman)
Radio: Maryland Sports Radio Network - Johnny Holliday (Play-by-Play), Tim Strachan (Analyst), Scott McBrien (Analyst); Flagships - WJZ-FM 105.7 (Baltimore) / ESPN 980 (D.C.); Sirius 135, XM 195, Internet 957.
Online streaming: WatchESPN