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Maryland vs. Rutgers - 11/29/14 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-5) at Maryland Terrapins (7-4)
Date & Time Saturday November 29, 2014, 3:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Maryland Terrapins -8 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPNU
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CFB | Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-5) at Maryland Terrapins (7-4)
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Maryland Terrapins play Saturday afternoon at Byrd Stadium.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have lost four of their last five games and looking for their first road win since Sept. 20th. Gary Nova is completing 56.6 percent of his passes for 16 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Nova has two touchdowns and three picks in his last three games, and Rutgers has 28 passing plays of 25 or more yards. Leonte Carroo and Andrew Turzilli have combined for more than 1,200 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Tyler Kroft has seven receptions in his last two games. Rutgers ground attack is averaging four yards per carry, as Desmon Peoples leads the way with 447 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are allowing 30.3 points, 426.2 yards, and they’ve forced 31 sacks and 16 turnovers. Steve Longa leads Rutgers with 85 tackles and Darius Hamilton has 9.5 tackles for loss.

The Maryland Terrapins have split their last four games and are playing just their second home game in more than a month. C.J. Brown is completing 52.8 percent of his passes for 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Brown has four total touchdowns and three picks in his last three games, and Maryland has 25 passing plays of 25 or more yards. Deon Long and Marcus Leak have combined for more than 700 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Jacquille Veii has seven receptions in his last two games. Maryland’s ground attack is averaging 3.5 yards per carry, as Brown leads the way with 462 rushing yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, the Maryland Terrapins are allowing 27.8 points, 433.3 yards, and they’ve forced 29 sacks and 19 turnovers. Cole Farrand leads Maryland with 101 tackles and Yannick Ngakoue has 13 tackles for loss.

The Scarlet Knights are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games in November and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss. The Terrapins are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games following a S.U. win. 

I don't love this game at all but Maryland has shown more signs of life recently than Rutgers. With it being the last home game and emotions running wild, the Terrapins should win by double digits. 

Pick:
Maryland Terrapins -8

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