With the non-conference slate officially complete following Ohio State's 50-28 drubbing of Cincinnati, the Buckeyes are set to begin B1G play with a trip to College Park where they'll square off against the newly minted Maryland Terrapins in Byrd Stadium.
While the Buckeyes rolled last week, much of the postgame focus has centered on Ohio State's retooled secondary which surrendered 352 yards passing and three long touchdowns in an otherwise solid defensive performance.
Though the Terrapins are somewhat unsettled at quarterback for Saturday's nooner thanks to C.J. Wilson's injured wrist, his backup, Caleb Rowe, threw for 198 yards and two touchdowns in relief as Maryland beat Indiana. On the season, the Terps are averaging 262 passing yards per game.
Considering the scrutiny on the OSU secondary, we're weaving them into this week's contest. If you're a fan of quality lids featuring the classic 11W seal, correctly predict how many passing yards the Buckeyes will surrender on Saturday and you'll win your choice of either our gray trucker hat or either a red or gray snapback lid courtesy of Eleven Warriors Dry Goods.
To participate, leave a comment with your Maryland passing yards prediction. If nobody nails the exact yardage, we'll take the closest submission that doesn't go over.
The small print:
- Must be 18 years-old or older.
- One entry/comment per person.
- Duplicate predictions are ineligible – first come, first serve.
- Deadline for entries is kickoff.
- Any comment edited after kickoff will be disqualified, regardless of the edit.
- Ohio State must emerge victorious because #pride.