Friday, October 3, 2014

On The Mark 10.3.14: Buckeyes vs. Maryland Preview

By @MarkW2112

The Ohio State Buckeyes will start its Big 10 schedule this Saturday against the Maryland Terrapins as the 2 will face each other for the first time as conference opponents.  The Terrapins are 4-1, winning big against Indiana last week, while the Buckeyes are 3-1, coming off an exciting victory against the Cincinnati Bearcats.

While the Buckeyes look to continue their offensive dominance with J.T. Barrett looking more confident with every game, the Terrapins are uncertain who will start at quarterback with C.J. Brown and Caleb Rowe, who played well in the second half of the Indiana game when Brown went out with a wrist injury.  This is definitely the biggest game the Terrapins have played in the last few years and should be up for it playing at home.

My take: The Buckeyes are 10 point favorites in College Park and while the Terrapins and their fans will be pumped for the start of the game, I wouldn't be surprised if this turns in to a blow out in the end.  The Terrapins look tough but the Buckeyes have much better talent on both sides of the ball and should easily win their first Big 10 game of the year.

Game Info:

Date: Saturday, October 4
Time: 12 P.M. EST
Place: Byrd Stadium in College Park, Maryland

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