The Maryland Terrapins will host the Ohio State Buckeyes in their first Big Ten matchup of the season, and they are looking to improve to 5-1 and enter the rankings.
No. 20 Ohio State will look to stay in the rankings as they travel to face Maryland. The Buckeyes offense has been on fire for the last two games, scoring 66 points against Kent State and adding another 50 against Cincinnati.
Quarterback J.T. Barrett threw four touchdown passes against Cincinnati with 330 yards on 26-of-36 passing after throwing six against Kent State. Barrett has thrown for a total of 13 touchdown passes this season, but he has also thrown five interceptions.
Running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 182 yards and a touchdown against Cincinnati in a breakout game after posting relatively pedestrian numbers in his first three games.
Meanwhile, Maryland has gotten off to a solid start with a 4-1 record. Their most recent victory came against Indiana with a score of 37-15 as both of their quarterbacks played efficiently.
Caleb Rowe threw for 198 yards and two touchdowns as C.J. Brown added another 163 yards with a touchdown pass. Wide receiver Stefon Diggs caught six passes for 112 yards and a touchdown as Deon Long added 10 receptions for 108 yards.
Maryland has been impressive on defense, although they allowed 40 points in their only loss to West Virginia. They have held all their other opponents to 20 points or less though.
Ohio State has produced on offense, but they have also shown that they can be vulnerable if they commit turnovers, and Maryland has started strongly and has enough firepower to defeat Ohio State. This may be the toughest test yet for the Buckeyes.
Prediction: Maryland 28, Ohio State 24