No. 9 Ohio State survives in OT, beating Maryland 52-51
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Relentlessly zipping up and down the field, ninth-ranked Ohio State and upstart Maryland were racking up yards and points at a dizzying pace.
Finally, the Terrapins were presented with the chance to end it — one way or another.
A gutsy decision by Maryland interim coach Matt Canada did not achieve the desired results, and the Buckeyes avoided one of the most stunning upsets in this college football season by squeezing out a 52-51 victory in overtime on Saturday.
Short-handed Terps are Buckeyes’ last obstacle before ‘Game’
Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week:
Illinois, Maryland matchup could come down to ground game
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.
Canada shoulders blame for sputtering Maryland offense
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."
Maryland employs QB shuffle in effort to fix passing game
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland interim coach Matt Canada has used both his quarterbacks in all five games this season, jockeying between Kasim Hill and Tyrrell Pigrome in an effort to get more production from an offense that has relied heavily on the run.
Both quarterbacks run well, yet neither has distinguished himself as the passer the Terrapins (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten) desperately need.
No. 23 Texas seeks revenge in another opener vs Maryland
No. 23 Texas (7-6 last season) vs. Maryland (4-8) at Landover, Maryland, noon ET (FS1)
Maryland faces uncertainty at QB against No. 21 Michigan
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The quarterback carousel at Maryland keeps churning round and round, and again this week there is uncertainty about who will be on board when it stops.
Maryland QB Bortenschlager poised for No. 10 Ohio State
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — In the locker room after its surprise win at Minnesota last week, Maryland held a spirited celebration that centered upon a player who started the season as a third-string quarterback.
BIG TEN SPOTLIGHT: Quarterback injuries leave teams in flux
Timely bye weeks could help No. 8 Michigan and Purdue get back to full strength. Both of their starting quarterbacks could be ready to play next week.
Maryland, on the other hand, faces another week of breaking in a new starter.
Maryland turns to 3rd starting QB after Hill’s knee injury
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The Maryland football team is turning to its third starting quarterback of the season.
Sophomore Max Bortenschlager will make his second career start in place of freshman Kasim Hill when the Terrapins (2-1) visit Minnesota Saturday in the Big Ten opener for both teams Coach DJ Durkin said Tuesday that Hill will miss the rest of the season with a torn right anterior cruciate ligament suffered in Saturday's 38-10 loss to Central Florida.
Maryland upsets No. 23 Texas 51-41, spoils Herman’s debut
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With a new head coach and the promise that the program is already on the rebound with its $10 million locker room, big wins in recruiting for the future and some good looking talent for the present, all eyes were on Texas and Tom Herman.
Then Maryland spoiled the Longhorns unveiling — in emphatic fashion.
Pigrome, Maryland ready for opener against No. 23 Texas
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — There were several reasons why Tyrrell Pigrome won the starting quarterback job at Maryland, not the least of which are his experience, running ability and leadership skills.
Coach DJ Durkin took all that under consideration, then decided that the 5-foot-11 sophomore should be the one to guide the offense against No. 23 Texas in Saturday's season opener.
Availability of QBs in question for No. 19 Huskers, Maryland
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It could be a battle of backup quarterbacks when No. 19 Nebraska hosts Maryland on Saturday.
Tommy Armstrong Jr., the Cornhuskers' four-year starter, didn't practice this week because of a left hamstring injury and might not play on his senior day. The Terrapins' Perry Hills has been day-to-day with a left shoulder injury.
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