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Maryland football to play Rutgers on BTN, Iowa on ESPN2

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

Maryland football Anthony McFarland vs. Minnesota Lila Bromberg / Testudo Times

Maryland football’s matchup with Rutgers on Saturday will air on the Big Ten Network, the conference announced Monday. The Terps’ Week 8 visit to Iowa will be televised on ESPN2.

Both contests had previously been announced as noon starts. After these two games, Maryland will have started at noon in six of their first seven outings. (No game times after Iowa have been announced.)

It’s currently Homecoming week for Maryland, and the Terps are 23-point favorites over Rutgers, who’s lost five straight games and failed to beat an FBS team this season. A win would move the Terps to 4-2 as they look to bounce back from a 42-21 loss at Michigan.

Next weekend’s game is Iowa’s Homecoming, making it the second time in as many road contests that Maryland will be the visitors for such an occasion. The Hawkeyes are currently 4-1, with a conference win over Minnesota and a loss to Wisconsin (Iowa led entering that game’s final minute before the Badgers scored twice and won 28-17).

In other news

Regardless of kickoff time, Maryland will wear its all-black uniforms when Michigan State comes to College Park on Nov. 3.

Ty Johnson’s 98-yard kickoff return against Michigan earned him Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week honors.

The Terps got severely outplayed by the Wolverines, and the advanced stats back it up.

After a loss like that, it’s a convenient time for Rutgers to come to town.

Rick Jaklitsch, the booster who was removed from Maryland’s travel plans to Michigan, told The Washington Post yesterday he still supports the Terps.

Maryland men’s soccer visited Georgetown yesterday afternoon. No goals were scored, and the Terps are 4-4-3.