No. 9 Ohio State seeks 10th win in matchup with Maryland
No. 9 Ohio State (9-1, 6-1 Big Ten, No. 10 CFP) at Maryland (5-5, 3-4), noon EST (ABC).
Line: Ohio State by 14½.
Series record: Ohio State leads 4-0.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
The Buckeyes are looking for their seventh consecutive 10-win season and to stay in the hunt for the Big Ten East title. The Terrapins need a win to become bowl eligible.
Ohio State passing game vs. Maryland defense. The Buckeyes are averaging 354.9 yards passing per game, ranking third in major college football. The Terrapins have 17 interceptions, the highest total in the country, and are one of only three FBS teams with at least one pick in every game. LB Tre Watson has five INTs, most in the Big Ten.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Ohio State: QB Dwayne Haskins. He has 33 TD passes, two short of the Ohio State single-season record, and with 3,280 yards passing stands just 51 yards short of breaking the school record in a season set by Joe Germaine in 1998.
Maryland: RB Anthony McFarland. His 210-yard rushing effort last week against Indiana was a school record for a freshman, and his 724 yards rushing is most ever in one season by a Terrapin freshman.
FACTS & FIGURES
Ohio State has scored at least 49 points in each of four games vs Maryland. ... The Terrapins are guided by interim coach Matt Canada, who doubles as offensive coordinator. ... Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer owns 79-9 career record at school. .. RB J.K. Dobbins leads Ohio State RBs with 712 yards and RB Mike Weber has 711. ... Maryland QB Tyrrell Pigrome gets first start of season after Kasim Hill tore his left ACL last week. ... Haskins returns home to Maryland, where he played high school ball. ... Terrapins PK Joseph Petrino is 10 for 10 on FG tries. ... The Buckeyes have 286 first downs, ranked second in the nation. Maryland is ranked 120th with 171. ... Terrapins have scored on all 24 trips to red zone, the only perfect record in Big Ten. .... Despite four turnovers last week, Maryland owns plus-6 differential. Buckeyes are also plus-6.
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