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Maryland vs. Minnesota Football Prediction and Preview

Maryland vs. Minnesota Football Prediction and Preview

Maryland vs. Minnesota Prediction and Preview

Two Big Ten teams heading in entirely different directions will meet Saturday afternoon with the Maryland Terrapins traveling north to face off with the undefeated Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Remember that blistering start to the season for the Terrapins (3-4, 1-3 Big Ten) which included 142 points in the first two games? Feels like ages ago at this point as Maryland has now lost four out of their last five with the only victory coming against lowly Rutgers. In their last three losses, the Terps have been outscored 133-42, and there doesn't appear to be any end in sight as they will face three ranked opponents with Minnesota, Michigan and Ohio State upcoming.

As for the Golden Gophers (7-0, 4-0), life couldn't be any better at the moment. Quarterback Tanner Morgan has emerged as one of the better signal-callers in the conference. The running game is bludgeoning opponents. And the defense is having its best stretch of the season, allowing just 10.3 points per game over the last three weeks. The schedule becomes significantly more challenging once the calendar hits November, but first things first for P.J. Fleck and his undefeated Gophers — take care of a beatable opponent and avoid a potential trap game looking ahead to Penn State in a few weeks.