#10 Penn St. Nittany Lions (9-2; 6-2 Big Ten East) vs Maryland Terrapins (4-7; 2-6 Big Ten East)
3:30 p.m. ET, November 25, 2017--BTN
Maryland Stadium (formerly Byrd Stadium) (Capacity: 51,802 / College Park, MD)
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.
Wow, what a difference a year makes, huh? Last season, the stats were heavily lopsided in the other direction - but not having reached the midpoint of the season, the Lions just started to hit their stride when they destroyed the Terrapins, and started a second half of the year in DJ Durkin’s first go-around that was less than exciting than the first half; the bowl game they played in had the Terps finish under .500 on the year for the third straight season.
Injuries derailed the Maryland offense early in the year, which shows in their statistics; once again, they’re down to the backups to the backups at the quarterback position. While there’s nothing the Terps are particularly great at, kickoffs look to be pretty okay—and they’ve played one of the toughest schedules to date in the land, looking only to get tougher after this week.
This is the third of three potentially overmatched opponents for Penn State, and the stats show that.
What say you all?