The reeling Maryland Terrapins travel to Columbus, Ohio, to face the undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday. It has been a rough stretch for Maryland, who enters with a 3-6 record after losing four straight in Big Ten play. To make matters worse, the Terrapins lost these four games to Purdue, Minnesota, Indiana, and Michigan by a combined total of 105 points. Maryland’s 2-0 start seems like a distant memory.
And things won’t get any easier with the Terps set to face a well-rested Ohio State team coming off of a bye and one that was atop the initial College Football Playoff rankings that were unveiled on Tuesday night. Head coach Ryan Day has been focused on making sure the Buckeyes do not become complacent after their 8-0 start. ”It’s something we talk about right from the get-go. We want to have something to prove week in and week out, bringing it week to week. Part of being tough is playing tough, but also bringing it every week. We talked about that if the season went the way we wanted it to go, the season would get harder and tougher and tougher. If you win each game, the bullseye gets bigger and bigger. It’s the leaders’ job and the coaches’ job to make sure we do that week to week.”