Maryland football is once again receiving AP top 25 votes, after a lopsided loss to Michigan had previously dropped them out of consideration.
A 34-7 decimation of Rutgers on Homecoming moved the Terps to 4-2 (2-1 Big Ten) on the season and earned the team two votes in the latest poll, good for the 38th-most in the nation. Next up for Maryland is a 5-1 Iowa team that moved to No. 19 with a runaway 42-16 win over Indiana.
Two votes for the Terps means either two voters had Maryland as their No. 25 team or one had Maryland at No. 24. Maryland peaked in votes received in Week 3, earning 30 votes after opening the season with wins over now-No. 7 Texas and Bowling Green. After a disappointing loss to Temple, the Terps were inching closer to the top 25 again, earning 10 votes after their bye week before losing to the Wolverines.
The Terps will have an opportunity to show they’re worthy of being ranked against the Hawkeyes this weekend. Maryland doesn’t have a road win over a ranked conference opponent since 2008 in the ACC and goes into the week as 12-point underdogs.
Maryland will try to knock off Iowa on Saturday at noon on ESPN2.
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Here are some takeaways from what ended up a being historically bad passing performance by Rutgers. There wasn’t much competition, but there were some quality pictures from the blowout.
The Scarlet Knights completed just 2 of 17 passes for eight yards the entire game, with five interceptions. Ryan ranked their pass attempts.
While the Terps got the win, their own passing game wasn’t infallible either. Kasim Hill tossed a career-high three scores, but showed plenty of room to improve.
Field hockey completed another weekend sweep, dominating Indiana on Friday before knocking off Iowa, 2-1, in a top-10 matchup Sunday. Here’s Madison Maguire finding the net for the game-winner against the Hawkeyes.
Men’s soccer lost its only contest of the weekend in the 90th minute, conceding the game-winner in a 2-1 loss to Indiana.
Former Terp Melo Trimble made his debut in Australia, and finished with the best debut in his team’s history with 32 points and 7 rebounds.
TAIPANS WIN!!— Cairns Taipans (@CairnsTaipans) October 13, 2018
Kelly becomes the first coach in club history to register a win in his debut, while Trimble has the BEST game by any Taipans player in their first game with 32 POINTS AND SEVEN REBOUNDS. #WitnessHisstory pic.twitter.com/rMWjuoACiF
The centennial season of Maryland men’s basketball kicks off at midnight with the Midnight Mile to honor the tradition Hall of Famer Lefty Driesell started. We’ll be on hand with coverage.