Opponent: No. 19 Iowa (5-1, 2-1 Big Ten)

Location: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa

Kickoff Time: Noon EST, Saturday, Oct. 20

Odds: Iowa -9.5 (per SportsLine)

TV: ESPN2 — Mark Jones (play-by-play), Dusty Dvoracek (analyst), Molly McGrath (sideline)

Streaming: WatchESPN

Radio: Maryland Sports Radio Network (105.7 Baltimore, 980 AM D.C., Sirius 111, XM 203) — Johnny Holliday (play-by-play), LaMont Jordan (analyst)

Last Matchup: Oct. 31, 2015 in Iowa City, Iowa — No. 10 Iowa 31, Maryland 15

Last Week: Maryland beat Rutgers 34-7, Iowa beat Indiana 42-16

Three things to watch for Maryland

1. Red Zone offense

Maryland is one of only eight teams in the country to have scored on every red zone trip this season. The Terps have been to the red zone 15 times and have scored 12 touchdowns (seven rushing and five passing) while settling for a field goal only three times. Only getting to the red zone 15 times in six games isn’t pretty, which has been an offensive issue, but if Matt Canada’s offense can get itself inside the 20 yard line, Maryland will be in business.

2. Causing turnovers

The Terps came up with five interceptions last week against Rutgers, making that 12 interceptions on the season for the Maryland defense. The Terrapins have 14 takeaways this season, and have only turned it over only five times on offense. Thanks to those numbers, Maryland is fifth in the country for turnover margin. If Maryland can cause a few more turnovers in Iowa City, that can be the difference in what could be a low-scoring game.

3. The running game

The Terps are averaging 245.2 rushing yards per game this season, which ranks 17th in the country. In its four wins this season, Maryland is averaging 298 yards per game on the ground. However, the Terps have not rushed for more than 150 yards in either of the two losses. If the Terps can rush for more than 200 yards on Saturday, they could be in line to pull the upset.

Three things to watch for Iowa

1. Defending the running game

What the Terps do best on offense is also what the Hawkeyes do best on defense. Iowa is allowing only 81.5 yards per game on the ground this season, which is good for third-best in the nation. The Hawkeyes have allowed less than 105 rushing yards in each of their five victories, and allowed 210 rushing yards to Wisconsin in their one loss. This game should come down to the battle in the trenches.

2. Protecting the quarterback

The Hawkeyes have allowed only six sacks this season, which is the lowest in the Big Ten. If Jesse Aniebonam and Byron Cowart can’t get to Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley, Iowa will be able to keep the ball and control the time of possession like Kirk Ferentz’s teams love to do.

3. Scoring 20 points

Iowa is 11-0 since the start of 2017 when it scores 20 points or more, while the Terps are allowing 23.3 points per game. The race to three touchdowns will be on at Kinnick.