Maryland Football: 3 Keys to Victory vs. Indiana on Homecoming


Maryland football takes on Indiana in a Big Ten football clash as the Terps look to deliver their fans and the University of Maryland with a homecoming victory.

It’s homecoming for the University of Maryland and the Maryland football as the Terps try to seize an opportunity to win for the home fans against the Indiana Hoosiers in College Park, Saturday Oct.28. Both teams are evenly matched overall records.

Maryland football (3-4, 1-3 Big Ten) took another loss at the hands of fifth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers, but now they have a homecoming matchup against the Indiana Hoosiers (3-4, 0-4 Big Ten).

The Terps have not beaten the Hoosiers since 2014, and their first ever win as a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Maryland-Indiana matchup has been a high scoring one as both teams have averaged over 30 points per game.

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A stat that sticks out between these two teams is the turnover ratio. Maryland has a plus-5 turnover ratio this season ranking them third in the Big Ten Conference standings, and they’ve lost the turnover battle once (vs. UCF). Indiana on the other hand as a minus-8 turnover ratio which means they haven’t had the best ball control.

D.J. Moore has had a stellar 2017 season and now he’s a Biletnikoff Award Watch List member. He leads the Big Ten in a few major receiving categories: touchdown catches (7), reception yards (668), reception yards per game (95.4) and receptions per game (6.7). He is only 336 yards away from 2,000 career receiving yards at 1,664 yards currently.

3 Keys to a Maryland Terrapins Football Victory

  • Defensively, Maryland football needs to force turnovers. This will push the momentum in their direction and force Indiana to play from behind should the offense be able to capitalize on the turnovers.
  • Offensively, Maryland football needs to feed  Ty Johnson and Lorenzo Harrison III. This will open up the passing game and allow Moore and other receivers to get their touches.
  • Take care of the ball Maryland football should win.

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Fans can see Maryland football take on the Northwestern Wildcats at 3:30 p.m. EST on FOX