Opponent: Wisconsin Badgers (4-4, 2-3 Big Ten Conference)
Location: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wisconsin
Kickoff: 12:00 p.m. EST, Saturday, Nov. 5
Line: -5 Wisconsin, per OddsShark
Last matchup: Oct. 21, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin won 38-13
TV: Big Ten Network
- Jeff Levering (play-by-play)
- Anthony Herron (analyst)
- Meghan McKeown (sideline)
Stream: fuboTV / One Maryland App / Audacy Radio App
Radio: Maryland Sports Radio Network (105.7 FM Baltimore, 980 AM D.C., XM 385)
- Johnny Holliday (play-by-play)
- Steve Suter (analyst)
What to watch for Maryland: Will Tagovailoa keep on keeping on?
Maryland is looking for its first win against Wisconsin in program history. It all starts with success from quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa, who has become one of the nation’s most efficient quarterbacks with a 72.5% completion rate. Wisconsin linebacker Maema Njongmeta is a key threat on Wisconsin’s defense, however their secondary is weaker. Maryland will want to make good use of the passing game. Defensively, quarterback Graham Mertz has been sacked a whopping 15 times this year. Linebackers Jaishawn Burham and Durell Nchami are expected to have success in forcing long plays from the Badger’s offense.
What to watch for Wisconsin: Can Maryland keep up with its powerhouse offense?
The Terrapins first priority will be slowing Wisconsin’s high-caliber offense that has averaged almost 32 points per game. Running back Braelon Allen, who is currently ranked fourth in the Big Ten at his position, has averaged 5.8 yards per carry and already has scored nine touchdowns this season. Graham Mertz tends to favor wide receiver Chimere Dike with targets but Skyler Bell is an additional threat, with each scoring six and four touchdowns, respectively. ‘The Reapers’ and the rest of Maryland’s secondary will need to watch out for these receivers.