Maryland Terrapins (2-9) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (4-7)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 28, 2015, 12:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +2 -- Over/Under:
The Maryland Terrapins and Rutgers Scarlet Knights meet Saturday afternoon at High Point Solutions Stadium.
The Maryland Terrapins hope for their first road win of the season to end things on a positive note. Perry Hills is completing 50 percent of his passes for 985 yards, eight touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Hills is questionable with Mononucleosis. Levern Jacobs and D.J. Moore have combined for 733 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Taivon Jacobs has 20 receptions. The Maryland Terrapins ground game is averaging 182.9 yards per contest, and Brandon Ross leads the way with 790 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Maryland is allowing 33.8 points and 411.3 yards per game. Jermaine Carter, Jr. leads the Terps with 96 tackles, Anthony Nixon as three interceptions and Yannick Ngakoue has 13 sacks. Brad Craddock and DeAndre Lane are questionable.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights hope for their third home victory to end their season on a high note. Chris Laviano is completing 60.6 percent of his passes for 1,903 yards, 12 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Laviano has zero touchdown passes in his last five games. Leonte Carroo and Andre Patton have combined for 1,009 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Carlton Agudosi has 17 receptions. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights ground game is averaging 168.4 yards per contest, and Robert Martin leads the way with 721 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Rutgers is allowing 33.9 points and 444.4 yards per game. Steve Longa leads the Scarlet Knights with 111 tackles, Anthony Cioffi has four interceptions and Quanzell Lambert has 2.5 sacks. Anthony Cioffi, Austin Rosa and Davon Jacobs are questionable.
The Terrapins are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS loss and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf. The Scarlet Knights are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 4-10 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
Both of those teams are probably happy the season is finished, especially Rutgers who has probably been the most injured team in the country all season. However, this is senior day for the Scarlet Knights, so you should get your best effort from the home team. In a battle between two teams that won't reach a bowl game, I'm siding with Rutgers at home for the outright victory.