Maryland and Michigan play on Saturday, November 11, 2017, in a Big Ten East game. Find the TV channel, time, live stream odds and picks below.
Michigan has been firmly in charge the last two times these teams have played. Maryland won the teams’ meeting in the Terps first season in the Big Ten, 23-16, in 2014, but the next two results were lopsided. Michigan won 59-3 in a thorough blowout in 2016 to follow up a 28-0 shutout in 2015.
Maryland-Michigan football TV channel, time, live stream
Maryland and Michigan play at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 11.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
TV channel: Big Ten Network. Find BTN in your area here.
Live stream link: BTN2go.com.
Maryland-Michigan football picks, odds
The line: Michigan -16.5
My pick: Michigan 38, Maryland 17
Maryland-Michigan football preview: 5 things to know
Welp, Maryland’s facing another quarterback injury.
In Maryland’s loss to Rutgers, the Terps found themselves down to a walk-on quarterback as starter Max Bortenschlager went out with an injury. Bortenschlager was already Maryland’s third starting quarterback this season, as sophomore Tyrrell Pigrome and freshman Kasim Hill both went down early in the season with torn ACLs. Bortenschlager’s status is up in the air as Maryland heads into this game.
DJ Durkin joked that he "had money" on the first teleconference question being about Max Bortenschlager's status Saturday. My money was on him being non-committal. We both won.
— Don Markus (@sportsprof56) November 9, 2017
Bortenschlager, a sophomore, has been up-and-down this season. He’s had tough times against Big Ten East competition (3-for-12 for 16 yards and 4 sacks against Ohio State) and better times against other opponents (17-for-38 for 255 yards against Northwestern, a team that actually snuck into the latest College Football Playoff rankings, in case you missed it). Maryland’s hopes don’t exactly rest on Bortenschlager, but the team will need him to complete a couple big plays to stay in the game against a mean Michigan defense that has locked down since giving up 43 points to Penn State.
Michigan has flown under the radar after an underwhelming start to conference play, but has looked quite good recently.
The cumulative score of Michigan’s last two games: Wolverines 68, opponents 24. Rutgers and Minnesota, ranked Nos. 81 and 82 by S&P+, didn’t stand much of a chance. Maryland just lost to Rutgers and comes in at No. 97 on those same rankings, which is the kind of thing that spells good news for Michigan. The Wolverines finally got their offense rolling to the tune of 391 yards on the ground against Minnesota, easily their best production of the year. Karan Higdon has been the team’s go-to-back of late, as his ability to bust off big runs has been evident the past two weeks. He notched 200 rushing yards on 16 carries against the Gophers. Senior Chris Evans has been doing it too, as he ran for 191 yards on 13 carries last week.
Michigan QB Brandon Peters hasn’t been tested much, and it’s unclear if that will change in this game.
Peters, a redshirt freshman, completed 10 of 14 passes for 124 yards in relief of John O’Korn against Rutgers and was 8-for-13 for 56 yards against Minnesota. The Wolverines haven’t had to rely on him in each three-touchdown win. Maryland’s defense has been worse overall than both Rutgers and Minnesota, but advanced stats like its rushing defense better than Michigan’s previous two opponents. Maryland’s Defensive Rushing S&P+ is 59th, while Rutgers’ is 66th and Minnesota’s is 110th. Michigan might still be able to run roughshod over the Terps, but it’s likely Peters will have more of a test awaiting him this time around.
Maryland’s rushing attack has been the lifeblood of its offense, but the Terps’ backs have been stifled recently.
Ty Johnson was on top of the world after running all over Texas and Towson to start Maryland’s season, but defenses have limited him as the Terps’ ineffective passing game has become evident. Johnson only averaged 2 yards per carry against Northwestern and 4.1 against Rutgers, a far cry from the 15 yards he was averaging after Week 2.
Michigan’s rushing defense is arguably its biggest strength. The Wolverines are 10th in Defensive Rushing S&P+, but are 111th in allowing explosive plays, a weakness that is likely Maryland’s only hope in this game.
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