Maryland Terrapins (2-7) at Michigan State Spartans (8-1)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 14, 2015, 12:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Michigan State Spartans -18 -- Over/Under:
The Maryland Terrapins and Michigan State Spartans square off Saturday at Spartan Stadium.
The Maryland Terrapins could use a win to help snap a six-game losing streak. Perry Hills is completing 50.7 percent of his passes for 845 yards, eight touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Hills has thrown seven picks in his last three games. Levern Jacobs and D.J. Moore have combined for 573 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Taivon Jacobs has 13 receptions. The Maryland Terrapins ground game is averaging 176.2 yards per contest, and Brandon Ross leads the way with 524 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Maryland is allowing 33.4 points and 411.9 yards per game. Jermaine Carter, Jr. leads the Terps with 78 tackles, Sean Davis has two interceptions and Yannick Ngakoue has 10.5 sacks. Damian Prince is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Michigan State Spartans look to bounce back from a controversial loss to Nebraska. Connor Cook is completing 58.1 percent of his passes for 2,405 yards, 21 touchdowns and three interceptions. Cook has eight touchdown passes in his last two games. Aaron Burbridge and Macgarrett Kings Jr. have combined for 1,396 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while R.J. Shelton has 31 receptions. The Michigan State Spartans ground game is averaging 153.6 yards per contest, and LJ Scott leads the way with 507 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Michigan State is allowing 24 points and 372.3 yards per game. Riley Bullough leads the Spartans with 72 tackles, Montae Nicholson has two interceptions and Shilique Calhoun has eight sacks.
The Terrapins are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games following a ATS win and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games. The Spartans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. loss.
While most are looking at the BS loss last week, I'm looking at the fact Michigan State let Nebraska hang around to begin with. The Spartans don't blow teams out with their old school style of play. Also, Maryland just hung around with Wisconsin and nearly beat Penn State. Give the Terps some credit. I'm taking the points here.