Saturday's matchup between Maryland and Rutgers offers a pair of Big Ten teams the opportunity to break a losing streak by picking up their first Big Ten win of the season. After starting the season with a 2-0 record, the Terrapins find themselves in the midst of a two-game losing streak. The 20-17 loss at Temple on Sept. 14 was a shocker, as Maryland found itself in a position to win the game but came up short in a dramatic goal-line stand vs. the Owls late in the game.
The home loss to Penn State on Sept. 27 is another story altogether. With a Friday night opportunity on FS1 to showcase the program, Maryland was routed 59-0. Maryland head coach Mike Locksley was very direct and to the point following the loss, stating, "I'm obviously disappointed. Disappointed in our effort, disappointed in the discipline we played with tonight. We were out-coached, we were outplayed, and that’s on me as the head coach and the leader of this football family, to have our guys prepared to go out and play the type of game we need to play. Our fans came out and created a hell of an environment for us today, and we went out and didn’t do our job as a team, and that's disappointing."