Maryland Football vs Northwestern: B1G Home Opener


Maryland football begins their Big Ten conference home schedule against the Northwestern Wildcats after a blow out loss to Ohio State, 62-14 on Saturday.

Maryland football (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten) has had an awful time with the quarterback position this season. Injuries have plagued the Terps and now with Northwestern up next, whether the starter will be Max Bortenschlager (who went down in the Ohio State game) or Caleb Henderson, is still unknown.

Maryland went 1-1 on a two-game road trip and now are coming back to College Park and familiar territory to play Northwestern who have gone winless in Big Ten play up to this point.

Despite the quarterback woes, Maryland football has been doing a solid job of running the football this season. Ty Johnson has 58 carries, 468 yards and four touchdowns on the year. He and D.J.Moore have been the bright spots for Maryland football offensively

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  • Whoever the quarterback is for this game, take care of the ball and protect yourself. This season’s injury problem has surely affected the progress of this program but it could also affect next season in terms of recruiting. Quarterbacks need to be healthy in order for a team to succeed.
  • Northwestern’s defense held Saquon Barkley under 100 yards in last week’s 31-7 loss but he still found the endzone twice. Maryland’s offensive line has to open holes for Ty Johnson and Lorenzo Harrison III.

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  • Defensively, stop the run. The running game for Northwestern is a strength of theirs in wins so in order to bounce back, defensive intensity in run pursuit is going to be important. The Terps are at home and although wins are never a guarantee in front of the home crowd, they should win this game. They need to win this game. Fans can see Maryland football take on the Northwestern Wildcats at 3:30 p.m. EST on ESPN 2.