As Maryland football takes on No. 10 Ohio State on Saturday in Columbus, the odds are already stacked against the Terps. Maryland is down to its third-string quarterback and is currently a 31-point underdog.

However, what if I told you that Maryland has already beaten Ohio State this season?

That’s right: After Iowa State’s shocking 38-31 upset victory over Oklahoma earlier on Saturday, the Terps now already have a transitive victory over the Buckeyes. Here’s how the chain plays out.

Maryland > Texas (51-41 on Sep. 2)

We all know about Maryland’s major upset win over Texas to open the season. It was a program-changing win for DJ Durkin’s team.

Texas > Iowa State (17-7 on Sep. 28)

In an ugly Thursday night game, the Longhorns went on the road and beat Iowa State as the Cyclones rushed for only 10 yards and turned the ball over three times.

Iowa State > Oklahoma (38-31 on Oct. 7)

In the biggest stunner of the college football season so far, Iowa State went into Norman, Oklahoma, and upset the Sooners, as Kyle Kempt had 343 passing yards and three touchdowns.

Oklahoma > Ohio State (31-16 on Sep. 9)

Baker Mayfield led the Sooners into the Horseshoe and absolutely dominated the Buckeyes. He made his name known by throwing for 386 yards and three touchdowns and planting the Oklahoma flag down inside the “O” at midfield after the game.

So there you have it. The math adds up, and numbers never lie. Maryland has already beaten Ohio State once. No matter what the “odds” or “common sense” might say, we here at Terps Watch are pretty confident they can do it again.