Kent State Golden Flashes (1-2) vs. Maryland Terrapins (3-0)
September 25, 2021 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: Maryland Terrapins -14.5 / Kent State Golden Flashes +14.5; Over/Under: 68.5
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The Maryland Terrapins meet the Kent State Golden Flashes in Week 4 college football action from Maryland Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Kent State Golden Flashes will be looking to bounce back from their 30-7 loss at the hands of Iowa last time out. Heading into their matchup against the Hawkeyes, Dustin Crum has thrown for 269 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions while also rushing for 130 yards. Marquez Cooper leads the Golden Flashes in rushing with 161 rushing yards while Xavier Williams has 138 rushing yards this season. Dante Cephas also has a team-high 75 receiving yards while Nykeim Johnson’s got 71 receiving yards. Defensively, Dean Clark leads the Golden Flashes with 15 total tackles while C.J. Holmes has a team-high 9 solo tackles. Montre Miller also has a team-high 3 interceptions this season.
The Maryland Terrapins will try to build off of their 20-17 win over the Illinois Fighting Illini last time out Taulia Tagovailoa has thrown for 956 yards and 7 touchdowns while Tayon Fleet-Davis has a team-high 251 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Dontay Demus Jr. leads the Terps in receiving with 20 catches for 338 yards and a pair of touchdowns while Rakim Jarrett has 16 catches for 269 yards and a pair of scores. Jeshaun Jones also has 123 receiving yards while Chigoziem Okonkwo has a pair of touchdown grabs. Brandon Jennings leads the Terrapins with 14 total tackles while Nick Cross has a team-high 10 solo tackles and Sam Okuayinonu has a team-high 4 sacks.
Kent State is8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games against the Big Ten while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a win. Maryland is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a home favorite and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against the MAC while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall.
I’ve been hard on Maryland early on this season, but I’m prepared to say that the Terps are making me eat my words and Taulia Tagovailoa’s been pretty good all things considered. This Terrapins team looks like they could challenge for the Big Ten this year but I’m reserving judgment. Kent State just seems overmatched here and I think Maryland wins this one comfortably so I’ll lay the points with Maryland in this one.