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Maryland Terrapins vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Preview and Predictions 11-09-2019


Ohio State, the nation's No. 1 team in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the year, faces the first of two struggling Big Ten opponents Saturday before late-season showdowns against Penn State - No. 4 in the CFP - and rival Michigan. Maryland comes to Columbus as a huge underdog and in the throes of a four-game losing streak.

The Buckeyes return to action from a bye week that came after a dominant performance against Wisconsin in a 38-7 victory. They have won 14 straight - the second-longest active streak in the nation - and have shown few weaknesses. The offense ranks third nationally in scoring at 48.3 points per game, and the defense is No. 1 in fewest points allowed at 7.9 and has given up an FBS-low six touchdowns. Maryland will be hard pressed to stay with Ohio State, which has won 31 of its last 32 Big Ten home games by an average of 23.3 points.

TV: Noon ET, FOX. LINE: Ohio State -43

ABOUT MARYLAND (3-6, 1-5): After starting the season with two wins, the Terrapins have fallen on hard times with their lone victory against Rutgers. Maryland's offense has shown some signs of life behind the running of Javon Leake and Anthony McFarland, who have combined for 1,019 yards and 14 rushing touchdowns, and Virginia Tech transfer quarterback Josh Jackson is completing 49.7 percent of his passes for 1,065 yards and 10 touchdowns through the air. Defense is where the team has struggled, with Maryland among the nation's worst in stopping opponents in the red zone and at the bottom of the Big Ten in passing yards allowed (262.8), and next to last in the conference in total defense (413.8 yards per game) to Rutgers.

ABOUT OHIO STATE (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten): Defensive end Chase Young has received lots of attention and joined the Heisman Trophy conversation based on a national-leading 13.5 sacks through eight games while anchoring the nation's No. 2 defense in fewest yards allowed at 224.2 per game. Also prominent in the Heisman discussion is sophomore quarterback Justin Fields, who has thrown 24 touchdown passes, run for nine and shown good decision-making ability for a first-year starter at the helm of Ohio State's high-powered offense. And then there's running back J.K. Dobbins, who also has posted Heisman-worthy numbers with 1,110 yards and nine touchdowns on 154 carries for a 7.2-yard average.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Ohio State has won all five meetings since Maryland joined the Big Ten in 2014 by an average of 31.4 points, but last year the Buckeyes barely escaped College Park with a 52-51 victory.

2. Ryan Day remains unbeaten as Ohio State's coach with an 11-0 record but has a ways to go to equal predecessor Urban Meyer, who won his first 24 games with the Buckeyes before losing in the 2013 Big Ten championship game.

3. Dobbins, who needs 203 yards to pass Eddie George for third on Ohio State's career rushing list, has seven more yards through eight games this season than George did when he won the Heisman Trophy in 1995. Dobbins ran for a career-high 203 yards last year against Maryland.

Prediction

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Last Injuries

Ohio State Buckeyes

  • Chase Young

    Suspension
    Out indefinitely | out

    Young has been suspended due to an NCAA rules violation from 2018, and there is currently no timetable for return.

  • Brett Novick

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Novak has an unspecified injury and did not play in the previous two games. It remains to be seen if he will participate versus Rutgers on Saturday.

  • Ellijah Gardiner

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Gardiner has sat out the last four games due to an unspecified injury, and it is unknown if he will dress Saturday against Rutgers.

  • Joshua Alabi

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Alabi has sat out the previous three games due to an unspecified injury, and it is unknown if he will take the field Saturday versus Rutgers.

  • Jonathon Cooper

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Cooper has an undefined ailment and did not play in the last two games. It is uncertain if he will take the field against Rutgers on Saturday.

  • Austin Mack

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Mack has missed the last two games due to an unspecified injury, and his availability is uncertain for Saturday's matchup versus Rutgers.

  • Rashod Berry

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Berry has been held out of the previous two games with an undefined injury, and it is unclear if he will be active Saturday against Maryland.

  • Noah Potter

    Undisclosed
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Potter did not take part in the previous game due to an undefined injury, and his status Saturday against Maryland is up in the air.

Maryland Terrapins

  • Terrance Davis

    Knee
    Ques Nov 23 | questionable

    Davis has sat out the last two games with an MCL injury in his knee, and it is undetermined if he will face Nebraska on Nov. 23.

  • Johnny Jordan

    Foot
    Ques Nov 23 | questionable

    Jordan has missed the previous two games with a foot injury, and it is unclear if he will play Nov. 23 against Nebraska.

  • Tyrrell Pigrome

    Knee
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Pigrome missed the last game with a hyperextended left knee, and it is unknown if he will suit up against Ohio State on Saturday.

  • Marcus Lewis

    Lower Body
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Lewis missed the previous game with a lower-body injury, and it is unknown if he will suit up against Saturday on Ohio State.

  • Marcus Minor

    Toe
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Minor has a toe injury, and it is undetermined if he will be in Saturday's lineup versus Ohio State.

ohio-state-buckeyes-football Stats 2019-2020

Passing
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Gunnar Hoak 2 0 417.200 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 74
Justin Fields 4 0 192.442 0 95 66 0 0 0 13 880
Chris Chugunov 4 0 188.114 0 14 11 0 0 0 2 104
Russing
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
J.K. Dobbins 4 0 477 0 68 5
Master Teague III 4 0 249 0 40 1
Justin Fields 4 0 150 0 34 6
Steele Chambers 2 0 79 0 10 1
Marcus Crowley 4 0 57 0 11 0
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Binjimen Victor 4 0 242 0 14 0 2
Chris Olave 4 0 219 0 12 0 4
K.J. Hill 4 0 179 0 15 0 3
Jameson Williams 1 0 74 0 2 0 1
Austin Mack 3 0 72 0 7 0 0
Defense
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Jordan Fuller 4 0 14 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Jeffrey Okudah 4 0 11 3 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 1
Malik Harrison 4 0 11 7 0 1 0 0 0 2 17 7
Baron Browning 4 0 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
Chase Young 4 0 9 5 2 0 0 0 1 7 52 8
Kicking
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Blake Haubeil 4 0 1 2 46 29 29
Dominic DiMaccio 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Demario McCall 4 0 5 0 26 109
Chris Olave 4 0 1 0 15 15
Fumbles
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Justin Fields 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
Cameron Brown 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Damon Arnette 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
J.K. Dobbins 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
K.J. Hill 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Punting
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Binjimen Victor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Chris Chugunov 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Chris Olave 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Drue Chrisman 4 0 0 543 0 59 12 0 0
Garrett Wilson 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Punt Returning
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Demario McCall 4 0 5 0 35 51
K.J. Hill 4 0 5 0 16 38
Chris Olave 4 0 1 0 18 18
Garrett Wilson 3 0 1 0 52 52
Sevyn Banks 3 0 1 0 0 5

maryland-terrapins-football Stats 2019-2020

Passing
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Tyrrell Pigrome 3 0 184.800 0 6 3 0 0 0 1 57
Josh Jackson 3 0 134.216 0 100 51 2 0 0 8 724
Tyler Desue 2 0 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Russing
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Anthony McFarland Jr. 3 0 225 0 46 5
Javon Leake 3 0 187 0 18 2
Jake Funk 2 0 173 0 17 2
Tayon Fleet-Davis 2 0 146 0 27 1
Lorenzo Harrison 1 0 62 0 6 0
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Dontay Demus 3 0 167 0 9 0 2
Darryl Jones 3 0 138 0 7 0 0
Chigoziem Okonkwo 3 0 91 0 9 0 1
DJ Turner 3 0 84 0 4 0 0
Brian Cobbs 3 0 80 0 3 0 0
Defense
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Antoine Brooks 3 0 22 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Ayinde Eley 3 0 11 7 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 2
Keandre Jones 3 0 10 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 28 5
Chance Campbell 3 0 8 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Jordan Mosley 2 0 8 2 1 0 1 13 0 1 3 1
Kicking
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Joseph Petrino 3 0 0 1 0 18 18
Kareem Montgomery 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Paul Inzerillo 2 0 0 0 0 3 2
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Javon Leake 3 0 2 0 20 40
DJ Turner 3 0 1 0 22 22
Jake Funk 2 0 1 0 22 22
Fumbles
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Punting
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Anthony McFarland Jr. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Anthony Pecorella 2 0 0 286 0 54 7 0 0
Carlos Carriere 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Chigoziem Okonkwo 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Colton Spangler 3 0 0 363 0 56 9 0 0
Punt Returning
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
DJ Turner 3 0 3 0 55 107
Rayshad Lewis 2 0 2 0 0 -1
Sean Savoy 1 0 1 0 0 0