The Terps look to upset the Buckeyes on senior day.By Thomas Kendziora@TKendziora37 Nov 16, 2018, 8:00am EST
It’s the final Maryland football home game of a tumultuous 2018 season, and if the Terps want to earn their sixth win and return to a bowl game, they’ll have to play spoiler.
Maryland started the season 5-3, but losses in the last two weeks to Michigan State and Indiana have put the Terps in a tough spot. Their last two games are against Ohio State and Penn State, two of the Big Ten East’s perennial heavyweights. Maryland also lost quarterback Kasim Hill to a torn ACL, so redshirt sophomore Tyrrell Pigrome will start in his place.
The Buckeyes enter College Park 9-1, but are barely in the top 10 of the College Football Playoff rankings, so even winning out might not be enough to crack the field of four. Ohio State has been through plenty of off-field controversy itself this year, but one of the most talented rosters in the nation has weathered the storm well.
It’s senior day for the Terps, which means the final home game for nearly two dozen players, including 13 listed starters. Maryland’s senior class has played for two head coaches and two interim coaches, and dealt with iffy results and this year’s emotional roller coaster off the field. Pulling off an upset would be a career highlight for almost everyone in the group.
Saturday’s game kicks off at noon ET on ABC.
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