After Ohio State needed overtime to defeat Maryland by just one point last season, this year's game isn't expected to be anywhere near as close.
The Buckeyes opened as a 44-point favorite for Saturday's home game against the Terrapins, according to Circa Sports.
While the Buckeyes are 8-0 this season and have won every one of their games by at least 24 points, Maryland is just 3-6. The Terrapins have lost six of their last seven games, including four losses by at least 26 points. They suffered a 38-7 home loss to Michigan on Saturday.
Ohio State has covered the spread in each of its last seven games, but the 44-point spread is the highest the Buckeyes have faced this season, and they've only two games (76-5 over Miami and 52-3 over Northwestern) by margins that large.
Saturday's game between the Buckeyes and Terrapins, Ohio State's ninth game of the season and second-to-last home game at Ohio Stadium this season, is scheduled for a noon kickoff and will be televised on Fox.