Maryland opens as a slight favorite vs. Rutgers

Maryland football will close the regular season on the road against Rutgers next weekend in a chance to pick up its seventh regular season, giving the Terps at least seven wins in the third consecutive season.

Maryland hasn’t won at least seven games in three straight years since doing so in 2001-03, but they’re favorited to do so with the Terps opening as a one-point favorite, per Draftkings.

Maryland holds the edge in the all-time series, 11-7, and has won four of the last five and six of the last eight matchups. Maryland has outscored Rutgers 77-16 over the last two years, but the Scarlet Knights look to be a tougher opponent next week compared to years past as head coach Greg Schiano has guided his team to six wins for the first time since 2014.

Maryland battled back from an early 20-point deficit to make Saturday’s game vs. Michigan a one-possession game before an intentional grounding sealed the Terps’ fate in the closing minutes of the game.

“There are no moral victories, but this is definitely one of those games that I feel as a program that we’ll be able to build off of. We’ve got one more regular season opportunity for our seniors, which to me, a game like this is, it hurts more because of the group of seniors and the leadership that some of the guys that have been around here that made a decision to come here when it was just a vision we were selling.”

The conference announced last week that Maryland’s season finale will kickoff at 3:30 PM and be broadcast on Big Ten Network.

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