The #2 team in the nation, the Ohio State Buckeyes, travels east to take on the Maryland Terrapins. The Terrapins can cause issues for the opposition with a potent passing game, but this isn’t Ohio State’s first rodeo. The Buckeyes are on a roll heading into this contest at 10-0, with most games being no-contest. Next week is The Big Game against their archrivals, the Michigan Wolverines. Maryland would like nothing more than to knock off the unbeaten Buckeyes, but Ohio State has too many weapons on offense. Heisman Trophy candidate QB C.J. Stroud is as accurate a passer in college football. Stroud plays with savvy beyond his years. The Buckeyes have dynamic receivers all over the field that can win deep and intermediate. When in doubt, the Buckeyes turn around and hand the ball to the terrific two-headed monster in their backfield. Maryland doesn’t have the answers to stop Ohio State.
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Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Maryland Terrapins Details
Fixture: Ohio State Buckeyes @ Maryland Terrapins
Date and Time: Saturday, November 19, 12:00 PM ET
Venue: SECU Stadium College Park, Maryland
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Maryland Terrapins Best Pick
The reports circulating out of Columbus regarding the Buckeyes’ backfield are all positive. These reports are a pleasant surprise for on-lookers who have seen TreVeyon Henderson and Miyan Williams suffer injuries in recent weeks. Henderson and Williams are the top 1-2 punch at the RB position in college football. The Buckeyes will look to take as much pressure off QB C.J. Stroud as possible and lean on the ground game in this one. The Maryland defense can’t stand up to the powerhouse rushing attack of the Buckeyes.
Ohio State Buckeyes, Team Rushing Yards: Over
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Maryland Terrapins Final Prediction
The Buckeyes are in the final preparations before their ultimate showdown with the Michigan Wolverines next week, a game that has been circled on their calendars for quite some time. A game against Maryland would be a classic trap game, as the Buckeyes may naturally look past the Terrapins. The issue with Ohio State is that they are so good through the air and on the ground. If one part of their game struggles, the other picks up the slack. Maryland played Michigan tough this season, but Ohio State has too much firepower for the Maryland defense to contend with. Take the Buckeyes and give the points.
Buckeyes -27.5 (-110)