Maryland football’s regular season ends Saturday in Happy Valley, with a road game against No. 15 Penn State (8-3, 5-3 Big Ten).
The Terps (5-6, 3-5) are coming off back-to-back nail-biter losses, and still sit a game away from bowl eligibility. Maryland lost to Indiana by two on the road before nearly toppling No. 10 Ohio State but falling 52-51 in overtime. Running back Anthony McFarland was named conference Freshman of the Week for his performance against the Buckeyes, where he went for 298 yards and two touchdowns. The Terps have one last chance to earn bowl eligibility, but it won’t be any easier.
The Nittany Lions are coming off a 20-7 win over Rutgers and have won their last two games since falling to Michigan, 42-7, at the start of the month. Penn State will also be celebrating senior day and honoring one of the winningest classes in program history. Maryland is a longshot to play spoiler.
Maryland beat Penn State in 2014, in the first matchup since Maryland joined the Big Ten, but have lost the three meetings since. The Nittany Lions embarrassed the Terps with a 66-3 home loss in last year’s season finale, and Maryland will try to prevent a similar outcome.
Maryland: 5-6, 3-5
Penn State: 8-3, 5-3
All-time series: Penn State leads 38-2-1
Odds: Penn State is favored by 13.5 points
How to watch and listen
Saturday, Nov 24, 3:30 p.m. ET, Beaver Stadium, State College, Pennsylvania
TV: ABC (Mark Jones, Dustin Dvoracek, Molly McGrath)