Through 3 Quarters
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are flexing their muscles against the Maryland Terrapins, showing why they were favored to win all along. After three quarters it's looking more and more like Minnesota's high-powered offense is just too much for Maryland as the Golden Gophers lead 38-21. Minnesota took a hit to their ego last week, so a win here would be a pleasant pick-me-up.
Minnesota and Maryland have certainly played as if they're avenging a defeat, because they are. Minnesota will have to keep the pressure on with a quarter to go.
No. 18 Minnesota @ Maryland
Current Records: Minnesota 0-1; Maryland 0-1
What to Know
The Maryland Terrapins and the Minnesota Golden Gophers are even-steven against one another since October of 2016 (2-2), but not for long. Maryland and the Golden Gophers will face off in a Big Ten battle at 7:30 p.m. ET Friday at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. Both of these teams will be looking for a pick-me-up after considerable defeats in their previous games.
Maryland kicked off 2020 on the road and hit a couple of potholes. They were dealt a punishing 43-3 defeat at the hands of the Northwestern Wildcats last week. The Terrapins were down 37-3 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. QB Taulia Tagovailoa had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: besides failing to produce a single touchdown, he threw three interceptions with only 3.76 yards per passing attempt.
Meanwhile, Minnesota couldn't capitalize on their home-field advantage in their season opener. Things couldn't have gone much worse for them as they lost 49-24 to the Michigan Wolverines last week. A silver lining for Minnesota was the play of RB Mohamed Ibrahim, who rushed for two TDs and 140 yards on 26 carries.
With both teams hitting sour notes in their previous games, they will no doubt be looking to produce a better outcome in this one. Giving up four turnovers, Maryland had had trouble holding onto the ball. We'll see if the Golden Gophers can exploit that vulnerability.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium -- College Park, Maryland
- TV: ESPN
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Golden Gophers are a big 19.5-point favorite against the Terrapins, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Golden Gophers as a 20.5-point favorite.
Maryland and Minnesota both have two wins in their last four games.
- Oct 26, 2019 - Minnesota 52 vs. Maryland 10
- Sep 22, 2018 - Maryland 42 vs. Minnesota 13
- Sep 30, 2017 - Maryland 31 vs. Minnesota 24
- Oct 15, 2016 - Minnesota 31 vs. Maryland 10