Maryland vs. Penn State Prediction
Following its huge upset win over Minnesota last Friday night, will the Maryland Terps pull off an even bigger upset on Saturday when they visit Penn State at 3:30 p.m. ET? The Terps are currently listed as 27-point road dogs while the total sits at 64.5 points for this Big Ten matchup.
343 Maryland Terps (+27) at 344 Penn State Nittany Lions (-27); o/u 64.5
Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA
3:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 7, 2020
TV: Big Ten Network
Maryland Terps Game Notes
Maryland sophomore QB Taulia Tagovailoa completed 36-of-35 passes for 394 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in Friday's 45-45 overtime upset over Minnesota. What a turnaround from last week for Tagovailoa. After a three-interception debut, many were wondering if Tagovailoa would even retain his job. HC Mike Locksley assured that he would, and boy was he proven right for that decision. Tagovailoa shredded the Gophers defense, earning almost 12 yards per pass attempt while sprinkling in a cool 64 yards and two scores on the ground. He was everything Terrapins fans were hoping he could be. Maryland will be looking to upset Penn State next week.
Penn State Nittany Lions Game Notes
Penn State redshirt junior QB Sean Clifford completed 18-of-30 passes for 281 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception in Saturday's 38-25 loss to Ohio State. On the one hand, Clifford finished this game stronger than he has finished most games this year. On the other hand, the Penn State offense looked mostly inept for three quarters, before a fourth-quarter run of points bailed them out on the final scoreboard. Clifford was not outright bad, and he did not throw his interception until the end of the game when the outcome was all but certain, but he struggled to connect on enough passes early to keep the Nittany Lions in this one for most of the night. Perhaps Clifford can bounce back next week against a surprisingly scrappy Maryland team.
Maryland vs. Penn State Betting Prediction
The under is 4-1 in Terps’ last five games played in the month of November, is 26-12-1 in their last 39 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game and is 6-1 in their last seven games after allowing more than 40 points in their previous contest. On the other side, the under is 6-2-1 in the Nittany Lions’ last nine games coming off an ATS loss, is 5-2 in their last seven games played in the month of November and is 12-5 in their last 17 games coming off a double-digit home loss.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 10 BETTING PREDICTION: MARYLAND/PENN STATE UNDER 64.5