USA Today came out with its preseason conference projections Monday morning, predicting that Maryland will finish the regular season with six wins and six losses.
Another 6-6 season would tie Maryland with Michigan State for fourth in the Big Ten East, finishing ahead of both Indiana (5-7) and Rutgers (2-10), according to this projection. With a 4-5 conference record, USA Today projects that the Terps will win two of their non-conference games. Texas, Towson and Central Florida are on the slate.
We know that one of Maryland’s six projected wins won’t come against the Ohio State Buckeyes, who are picked to run the table and win the Big Ten Championship. Here’s a look at Maryland’s schedule and each team’s projected record:
Maryland football opponents’ records
Getting to six wins and earning a trip to another bowl game would be a huge win for Maryland, which plays one of the hardest schedules in the country.
In other news
It’s Specialists Week at Testudo Times! Yesterday, Lamar looked at how Adam Greene can carry Maryland’s kicking game.
In case you missed any part of Safeties Week, we’ve got you covered.
After landing two targets last week, the Terps missed out on four-star defensive tackle PJ Mustipher, who plays his high school ball at McDonogh in the Baltimore area.
The BTN camp tour stopped by College Park yesterday. Jermaine Carter Jr., Ty Johnson and Lorenzo Harrison, DJ Durkin and Walt Bell all stopped by the set to talk to the crew:
As @BTNRickPizzo mentioned on @BTNLive, @TerpsFootball LB Jermaine Carter Jr. is criminally underrated. https://t.co/G9jJgTKlNI— Maryland On BTN (@MarylandOnBTN) August 7, 2017
Fact: There are few #B1G RB tandems that can match @TerpsFootball's Ty Johnson and Lorenzo Harrison. https://t.co/Jg3QSpglGq— Maryland On BTN (@MarylandOnBTN) August 7, 2017
So, @CoachDurkin, how's the @TerpsFootball QB race going?— Maryland On BTN (@MarylandOnBTN) August 7, 2017
Care to break the news now?
Yeah, didn't think so. https://t.co/4MBFmEUWQG
"They know before we do, typically"— Maryland On BTN (@MarylandOnBTN) August 7, 2017
- @TerpsFootball's @coachwaltbell, on players knowing starting QB https://t.co/2utrygHQYC
The BTN crew also spent some time breaking down what they’d seen during practice and what they expect from Maryland going forward:
You want @TerpsFootball observations, and our @BTNLive crew has those. https://t.co/M91UNIC29O— Maryland On BTN (@MarylandOnBTN) August 7, 2017
Biggest difference in @TerpsFootball this year?@gerrydinardo & @HowardGriffith agree it's the size of the team. https://t.co/FAVe1isTpp— Maryland On BTN (@MarylandOnBTN) August 7, 2017