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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — When Illinois and Maryland meet on the football field for the first time Saturday, they will find the similarities in the teams run deep — with emphasis on the word "run."
Led by junior Reggie Corbin, who averages 7.89 yards per carry, Illinois ranks third in the Big Ten with an average of 226.1 yards rushing per game. Maryland, behind the versatile Ty Johnson, is one notch back with 219.9.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland interim coach Matt Canada came up with all sorts of reasons why the Terrapins' offense has been extremely inconsistent.
After talking Tuesday about the harsh wind in the game against Iowa, the Hawkeyes' ball control and the failure to get star running back Ty Johnson involved, Canada finally conceded, "We had a bad game, and ultimately it's on me."
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — After watching Maryland ring up 34 points and 379 yards, Terrapins interim coach and offensive coordinator Matt Canada pulled a reverse and spoke glowingly about the defense.
And why not? Maryland picked off five passes, yielded only 179 yards and took a shutout into the final minute of a 34-7 rout of Rutgers on Saturday.
"We played exceptionally well and unbelievably well on defense," Canada said. "On offense, we scored enough points to win the game."
Maryland (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) at No. 15 Michigan (4-1, 2-0), noon ET (ABC).
Line: Michigan by 17.
Series record: Michigan leads 6-1.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
The Wolverines need a confidence-building tuneup before playing Wisconsin, at Michigan State and Penn State in their next three games. The Terrapins are aiming for their second win against a ranked team this season.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Thanks to some untimely penalties, Maryland found itself down 14-10 at halftime to Mid-American Conference team Bowling Green. Then the Terps' running game took over.
Maryland ripped off 35 unanswered points in the second half to cruise to the 45-14 win over the Falcons on Saturday.
Tayon Fleet-Davis rushed for 102 yards and two touchdowns, and Ty Johnson had 124 yards and another score.
No. 23 Texas (7-6 last season) vs. Maryland (4-8) at Landover, Maryland, noon ET (FS1)
Maryland (4-6, 2-5 Big Ten) at No. 22 Michigan State (7-3, 5-2, CFP No. 17), Saturday, 4:12 p.m. ET (Fox)
Line: Michigan State by 15 ½.
Series record: Michigan State leads 6-2.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Maryland needs to win its final two regular-season games to secure bowl eligibility. Michigan State's Big Ten title hopes are likely gone after last weekend's 48-3 loss at Ohio State, but the Spartans are still trying to play their way into a better bowl.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Bortenschlager is a third-stringer no longer. With Maryland's top two quarterbacks out for the season, Bortenschlager is now the man for the Terrapins.
He will get no arguments from Minnesota.
Bortenschlager threw for 154 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score and Ty Johnson's 34-yard touchdown run with 1:10 to play lifted Maryland to a 31-24 victory over Minnesota on Saturday.
Maryland (6-7 in 2016) at No. 23 Texas (5-7), Saturday Noon ET (FS1)
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Ty Johnson ran for 168 yards, Teldrick Morgan returned a punt 83 yards for a score and Maryland finally became bowl eligible by beating Rutgers 31-13 Saturday.
After losing four straight by a combined 191-49 score, the Terrapins (6-6, 3-6 Big Ten) took the lead for good in the opening minute and cruised to the finish.
With its sixth win, Maryland will end its initial season under coach DJ Durkin by playing in a bowl game for only the fourth time since 2008.
Maryland (5-5, 2-5 Big Ten) at No. 19 Nebraska (8-2, 5-2, No. 18 CFP), Noon (ESPN News)
Line: Nebraska by 14.
Series record: First meeting.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Maryland has lost five of six after a 4-0 start and needs to beat Nebraska or Rutgers to achieve bowl eligibility. Nebraska must defeat Maryland and Iowa and have Wisconsin lose once in order to go to the Big Ten championship game.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland stepped into Big Ten play with a dominant performance that showcased its balance and depth.
Ty Johnson ran for 204 yards on seven carries, and the unbeaten Terrapins breezed past Purdue 50-7 Saturday to provide DJ Durkin a satisfying victory in his first conference game as a college head coach.