Maryland vs. Indiana - 10/19/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Maryland vs. Indiana
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2:31 PM (Maryland Stadium)
IND -5.5 O/U 58.5
The Indiana Hoosiers are set to visit Maryland Stadium in College Park, Maryland for a Big Ten clash against the Maryland Terrapins. The Indiana Hoosiers come into this matchup with a 4-2 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, 35-0. QB Michael Penix Jr. had a big game through the air for the Hoosiers as he connected on 20 of his 29 pass attempts for 282 yards, 3 TDs, and 1 interception. WR Whop Philyor was the top target for Penix JR. and the Hoosiers as he contributed 10 catches for 182 yards.
The Indiana Hoosiers were very good on the defensive side of the ball as they held the Rutgers Scarlet Knights scoreless and to a total of 75 yards of offense. Sophomore LB Cam Jones led the way for the Indiana defense with 6 tackles, 2 TFL, and 2 sacks. Sophomore DL DeMarcus Elliot was able to get into the Rutgers backfield a handful of times as he contributed 3 TFL and 1 sack. The Indiana Hoosiers were able to get into the Rutgers backfield a handful of times as he contributed 14 TFL and 6 sacks.
The Maryland Terrapins come into this matchup with a 3-3 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Purdue Boilermakers, 40-14. QB Tyrell Pigrome struggled to find much consistency through the air as he connected on 21 of his 39 pass attempts for 218 yards and 2 interceptions, but he had a big game on the ground as he ran for 107 yards and a TD. WR Dontay Demus Jr. was the top target for Pigrome and the Terrapins as he hauled in 10 catches for 105 yards.
The Maryland Terrapins struggled on the defensive side of the ball as they allowed the Purdue Boilermakers to score 40 points and rack up a total of 547 yards of offense. Sophomore LB Ayinde Eley led the way for the Maryland defense with 11 tackles and a TFL. Sophomore LB Chance Campbell and Senior LB Keandre Jones were able to get into the Purdue backfield a handful of times as they combined for 4 TFL and 1 sack.
The Maryland Terrapins have been very impressive on the offensive side of the ball this season, and a huge reason for that is their successful ground attack as Anthony McFarland and Javon Leake have combined for 12 rushing TDs this season. Indiana is coming off a dominant effort against Rutgers, but they now have to go on the road and compete with a team that has been blown out in two consecutive weeks. The Terrapins are a much better team than what they have put on paper as of recent, and I think they show that with their high-powered offense at home. Expect a close game with a Maryland upset.