Rutgers vs. Maryland - 10/5/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rutgers vs. Maryland
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 11:01 AM (SHI Stadium)
MD -12.5 O/U 56 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Maryland Terrapins are set to visit SHI Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey for a Big Ten clash against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. The Maryland Terrapins come into this matchup with a 2-2 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Penn State Nittany Lions, 59-0. QB Jos Jackson struggled to get much going for the Maryland Terrapins as he connected on 10 of his 21 pass attempts for 65 yards and 2 interceptions. RB Anthony McFarland was bottled up by the Penn State defense as he only ran for 24 yards on 9 carries.
The Maryland Terrapins struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the Penn State Nittany Lions as they allowed them to score 59 points and rack up a total of 619 yards of offense. Senior DB Antoine Brooks Jr. led the way for the Maryland defense with 6 tackles, 2 TFL, and 2 pass deflections. Freshmen DB Nick Cross had a solid game from the secondary as he hauled in the lone interception of the game for the Terrapins.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights come into this matchup with a 1-3 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Michigan Wolverines, 52-0. QB Artur Sitkowski was efficient against the Wolverines as he connected on 17 of his 24 pass attempts but he only compiled 106 yards. Junior RB Raheem Blackshear was the top target for Sitkowski and the Scarlet Knights as he hauled in 7 catches for 55 yards.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the Michigan Wolverines as they allowed them to score 52 points and rack up a total of 476 yards of offense. Sophomore DB Jarrett Paul led the way for the Rutgers defense with 8 tackles and 1 pass deflection. Joining Paul in the secondary is senior DB Damon Hayes who was able to haul in the lone interception of the game for the Scarlet Knights.
The Maryland Terrapins are in desperate need of a bounce-back game after being embarrassed at home against the Penn State Nittany Lions, and they have the perfect team to pick on. The Terrapins were shutout in their latest game, but this is an electric offense that has a gunslinger in Josh Jackson and an electric RB in Anthony McFarland. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have traditionally been the laughingstock of college football, and they will continue to struggle especially after firing their coach over the weekend. The Terrapins will not only look to put points on the board, but they want to be much better on the defensive side of the ball which they will be.