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Maryland: Way Too Early 2017 Preview

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June 7, 2017 at 7:45am
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Maryland

A Recap of the Brief History Between Ohio State and Maryland

Maryland becomes a member of the Big Ten
2014: Ohio State 52, Maryland 24
2015: Ohio State 49, Maryland 28 
2016: Ohio State 62, Maryland 3 

Game Details

When: Saturday, October 7, 2017 
Where: Columbus, OH, Ohio Stadium

Ohio State is 3–0 all-time against against Maryland and is 1–0 as the home team. 

The Last Time...​

  • Ohio State played Maryland, the Buckeyes won 62-3. 
  • OSU played a season without playing Maryland was 2013.
  • The Scarlet and Gray lost to Maryland was...never. 

Game 6, The Last Time...

  • Ohio State played game 6 in Columbus was 2015. The No. 1 Buckeyes defeated Maryland with a 49-28.
  • The Buckeyes lost a game 6 home tilt was October, 14 2000. No. 5 Ohio State lost to unranked Minnesota 45-15. When the university was searching for a new coach after the 2000 season, many people used this game in support of Glen Mason to receive the job. 
  • OSU lost to a non-conference opponent in game 6 was in 1927 against Princeton. The Tigers won 20-0 in Palmer Stadium (NJ). 

Maryland's 2016 Season

Record: 6–7
Bowl Game: Lost to Boston College 30-36 in the Quick Lane Bowl.
Coaching Status: DJ Durkin (6–7) 2nd season.

Leading Offensive Players Returning From 2016
Passer:
 Tyrrell Pigrome (322 yards)
Rusher: Ty Johnson (1,004 yards)
Receiver: D.J. Moore (637 yards)

Leading Defensive Players Returning From 2016
Tackles:
Shane Cockerille (108)
Sacks: Jesse Aniebonam (9.0)
Interceptions: Jermaine Carter Jr.,  Darnell Salvage Jr. and JC Jackson (1)

Notable Missing Players
QB Perry Hills graduated after the 2016 season. He broke Maryland's single-game rushing record for a quarterback when he ran for 170 yards against Ohio State in 2015. Last season, Hills threw for 1,464 yards, 12 touchdowns and completed 61.9 percent of his passes.

WR Teldrick Morgan led the team with 43 receptions and was second on the team with 497 receiving yards. DB Alvin Hill led the team with two interceptions and was fourth in tackles (51).

Five Things October 7th

  1. This is the 17th time the Buckeyes have played on October 7th.
  2. No. 1 Ohio State defeated Bowling Green 35-7 in Ohio Stadium the last time the program played on this date.
  3. The Buckeyes are 15–1–1 when facing unranked opponents on October 7th.
  4. This will be Ohio State's 13th home game on this date.
  5. The first game the Buckeyes played on October 7th was a 28-0 defeat of Wittenberg in 1899 at Ohio Field.

2016 Statistical Comparison
Ohio State Buckeyes   Terrapins
OFFENSE
39.4 13th POINTS FOR 25.8 88th
245.2 11th RUSHING OFFENSE 199.5 43rd
213.9 81st PASSING OFFENSE 178.2 106th
459.2 31st TOTAL OFFENSE 377.8 95th
.467 17th 3rd DOWNS .343 108th
.871 40th RED ZONE .842 66th
DEFENSE
15.5 3rd POINTS ALLOWED 29.5 74th
124.5 19th RUSH DEFENSE 214.8 99th
172.2 7th PASS DEFENSE 212.3 45th
94.4 3rd PASS EFFICIENCY DEFENSE 128.3 57th
296.8 6th TOTAL DEFENSE 427.1 77th
.322 11th 3rd DOWNS .375 42nd
.725 5th RED ZONE .786 27th
SPECIAL TEAMS
5.2 105th PUNT RETURN 8.9 49th
24.4 13th KICKOFF RETURN 20.8 64th
43.1 2nd NET PUNTING 38.1 49th
MISCELLANEOUS
+ 1.2 3rd TURNOVER MARGIN - 0.5 107th
6.3 70th PENALTIES 6.8 89th
17 EDGE 1

Leftovers

Ohio State is 94–30–1 in the sixth game of the season and is 60–18–1 when playing the sixth game in Columbus. 

DJ Durkin finished his first season at Maryland with a 6–7 overall record and was 3–6 in the Big Ten.

The Maryland football program has never defeated the following Big Ten teams: Illinois (0–0), Nebraska (0–1), Northwestern (0–0), Ohio State (0–3), and Wisconsin (0–2).

Over the last ten years, the Buckeyes are 9–1 in the sixth game of the year. The loss was to No. 14 Nebraska in 2011.

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