Michigan Wolverines (3-1) at Maryland Terrapins (2-2)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 3, 2015, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Maryland Terrapins +16 -- Over/Under: 45
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The Michigan Wolverines and Maryland Terrapins square off Saturday night at Byrd Stadium.
The Michigan Wolverines look to get to a four-game winning streak while picking up their first road win. Jake Rudock is completing 62.9 percent of his passes for 776 yards, four touchdowns and five interceptions. Rudock has thrown a touchdown pass in six of his last eight games. Amara Darboh and Jake Butt have combined for 415 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Jehu Chesson has seven receptions. The Michigan Wolverines ground game is averaging 202.2 yards per contest, and De'Veon Smith leads the way with 331 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Michigan is allowing 9.5 points and 203.8 yards per game. Joe Bolden leads the Wolverines with 26 tackles, Maurice Hurst has two sacks and Jeremy Clark has two interceptions. Brian Cole, De'Veon Smith and Joe Kerridge are questionable.
The Maryland Terrapins look to get a game above a .500 record while beating their first ranked opponent since 2010. Caleb Rowe is completing 50 percent of his passes for 381 yards, four touchdowns and nine interceptions. Rowe has thrown nine picks in his last three games. Levern Jacobs and Taivon Jacobs have combined for 289 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Amba Etta-Tawo has 10 receptions. The Maryland Terrapins ground game is averaging 196 yards per contest, and Brandon Ross leads the way with 358 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Maryland is allowing 32.8 points and 467.3 yards per game. Jermaine Carter, Jr. leads the Terps with 46 tackles, Yannick Ngakoue has 5.5 sacks and Sean Davis has two interceptions.
The Wolverines are 5-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Terrapins are 0-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. loss.
Michigan is starting to find itself and is coming off a monster blowout victory over BYU. However, the Wolverines have yet to prove they can take their act on the road, and Michigan has actually lost six of its last seven true road games. Maryland has some decent talent and should be able to at least keep this game close in a losing effort.