12 p.m. ET, October 8, 2016--BTN
Beaver Stadium (Capacity: 107,282 / University Park, PA)
The Redzone TD% and Redzone TD% Defense are calculated by me and not ranked by the NCAA. Determining who has the advantage in these categories is strictly my arbitrary judgment.
As you can probably tell, I added some additional categories this week. Instead of strictly net punting versus punt return yards, I compared punt returns to punt defense; this felt like more of a natural matchup to me. Net punting is up against itself.
I also added in strength of schedule, just to see where it was at; Sagarin takes FCS teams into account, though, which is why Maryland's schedule is ranked below your normal 128-FBS-team ranking; I capped the difference at four logos, though, because adding a fifth just seemed cruel.
And, yes, there are a lot of Maryland logos on there. But the schedule component is a big factor - in Maryland's toughest matchup of the season so far (UCF) is 63rd in Sagarin's ratings (yes, it's still early in the season)--they're the only team the Terps have faced in the top 100 (Purdue is 114, FIU is 171, and Howard is 235)--and that game saw their worst offensive and defensive performances, numbers-wise (save turnovers), and went to OT.
Contrast that to PSU, which has faced Michigan (3), Pitt (38), Minnesota (65), Temple (70), and Kent State (138).
Food for thought on what looks like, by logos, to be lopsided...