Maryland lost to top 25 ranked Michigan yesterday, 35-10. Sophomore Ryan Brand got his first career start at quarterback for the Terps and threw for 136 yards and a TD. Chris Evans and Brandon Peters lit Maryland up the whole ball game. Peters threw for 2 TD’s and Evans ran 2 more in for the Wolverines. Michigan improves to 8-2 overall and 5-2 in the Big Ten. The Terps drop to 4-6 overall and 2-5 in Big Ten play.
Maryland now must win the remaining two games to qualify for that wanted bowl game birth. The final two games for the Terrapins will not be easy, and of course, everyone knows who that final game of the season is against. Maryland will travel to Michigan State this upcoming Saturday, then will host one of the best teams in the nation afterwards, Penn State.
Maryland has shot themselves in the foot a bit, losing some games that they should’ve won. The losses to the top ranked programs are not a bad loss or even winnable games by any means. With the Terps quarterback issues, Maryland is lucky to be where they are right now. With that being said, losses to UCF and Rutgers really killed Maryland. Those games would have gotten the Terps a bowl game birth and now they will have to leave it all out there against very tough opponents to finish the season. If Maryland can take down the Spartans, they will have to pull one of the biggest upsets in college football this season over the Nittany Lions. There is always hope, as little as it seems at times, but Maryland did knock off Texas on the road way back in the first game of the season. There is always hope Terp fans, always hope.
Terrapins and Spartans on Saturday, November 18th. Kickoff is now set for 4pm.