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MM 12.14: Maryland football Champions Week matchup revealed

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

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Maryland football’s next matchup has been revealed. The Terps will play Michigan State (2-5) at home next Saturday as part of the Big Ten’s first-ever Champions Week.

The additional week of conference play was originally supposed to pit evenly matched teams from each Big Ten division against each other using seeding, but that plan was scrapped. If that plan had been used, the Terps (third in the Big Ten East) would have played Minnesota.

Maryland was originally scheduled to play Michigan State earlier in the season on Nov. 21, but the game was cancelled due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the Maryland program.

The Terps fell to a 2-3 record this weekend after a crushing loss to Rutgers and three missed games. While it hasn’t been an impressive season, the team now has a chance to end with a .500 record if it can get a win this week. There are no minimum requirements for bowl games this season.

Saturday night’s game is definitely winnable and the Terps open as a one-point favorite.

In Other News

The Terps fell to Rutgers in overtime, ending the regular season 2-3.

Henry gave his takeaways from Maryland football’s loss to Rutgers.

Lila shared some shots from the football game.

Former Maryland basketball star Jalen Smith got his first preseason minutes in the NBA.

Former Maryland football wide receiver DJ Turner declared for the 2021 NFL Draft.

Maryland women’s basketball hit the road for their next game at Rutgers.

Maryland men’s soccer celebrated the anniversary of the 2008 championship team.