Maryland Football lost a tough one to Rutgers 31 -24 and their next game against the Michigan Wolverines, will not be an easy task.
Maryland Football lost a tough one to Rutgers 31 -24 and their next game against the Michigan Wolverines, will not be an easy task. The Wolverines are coming off of a 14-10 loss against Michigan State. Game time is 3:30 pm EST on Big Ten Network.
Against Rutgers, Maryland football was run over for 239 yards on the ground and 109 of them came at the hands of Rutgers Running Back Gus Edwards on 21 carries. Rutgers Quarterback Giovonni Rescigno added 54 yards and a rushing touchdown along with his 107 passing yards, touchdown and interception.
Maryland football (4-5, 2-4 Big Ten) have a tough test ahead of them in the Michigan Wolverines (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten). The Wolverines beat Maryland football badly last season 59-3. This season, Michigan’s defense only has allowed an average of 17 points and 245 yards per game. That could pose a problem for Maryland’s offense.
Maryland football is going to have to match defense with defense. This starts with the line of scrimmage and getting pressure on John O’Korn. They can’t forge, however, who Michigan has in the backfield. Wolverines Running Back Karan Higdon has 804 yards and 10 touchdowns on the year. He has had two 200-yard games and one 100-yard game this year as well.
3 Keys to a Maryland Terrapins Football Victory
- Maryland football can’t afford to come out flat against the Wolverines. They have to maintain a good pace offensively and move the ball down the field. Using the running game will be important in accomplishing this because if they can find some way to push Michigan’s linemen backward and get Ty Johnson, Lorenzo Harrison III, and company to the next level, they should be okay.
- Penalties again were an issue for the Terps against Rutgers and they can’t afford to have the same thing occur against Michigan.
- Stop the run and be physical at the line of scrimmage.