Game #12 Terps Football wraps up their regular season

The Maryland Terrapins were not expected to be beat Ohio State or Penn State or even Michigan this season — but the Terps are supposed to beat all of the other teams. The Terps are already bowl-eligible with a 6-5 record going into this game against Rutgers. This game is the final one of the regular season in the 12-game schedule. Depending on what Maryland does today could determine a bowl game for them. A 7-5 record looks much better than going 6-6, agree? Both Maryland and Rutgers enter this game with identical records.

Here is the AP Top-25 NCAA rankings. You will see Georgia at No. 1, Ohio State at No. 2 and Michigan right after them — giving the B1G-10 some bragging rights — and Penn State is not to far behind them at No. 11. Here’s the thing — Ohio State and Michigan face each other at a noon kickoff ET.

QB Taulia Tagovailoa and the Terps defense are the keys in this game. The defense did their job against Michigan last week with a chance to win it with less than a touchdown difference in the 4th quarter. Unfortunately Tagovailoa did no get it done with multiple turnovers.

“A few things stand-out. There’s no magic button to push.”

— head coach Michael Locksley said

P Colton Spangler has established himself as one of the best Maryland punters of all time. Spangler stands third all-time in program history with a 43.0 career punting average, narrowly trailing long-time NFL punters Brooks Barnard (43.7) and Adam Podlesh (43.1). Spangler broke the single-season record with a 45.5 punting average in 2021 and stands 10th all-time in program history with 7,486 career punting yards. Spangler is 12th among all active FBS punters in career punting average (43.0) (over 175 punt minimum).

Maryland’s record: 6-5, 3-5 Big Ten

Rutgers’s record: 6-5, 3-5 Big Ten

All-time series: Maryland leads 4-1

DraftKings Sportsbook: Maryland -1.5, O/U 45.5

Kickoff: Saturday, November 25, 3:30 PM ET

Stadium: SHI Stadium • Piscataway, NJ


Streaming TV: BTN

Radio: Audacy Radio App / SiriusXM 136; 105.7 FM (Balt.) / 980 AM (D.C.) — Johnny Holliday (play-by-play), Steve Suter (analyst)

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