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Maryland @ No. 7 Michigan State

Current Records: Maryland 5-4; Michigan State 8-1

What to Know

The Michigan State Spartans are 4-1 against the Maryland Terrapins since November of 2015, and they'll have a chance to extend that success Saturday. MSU and Maryland will face off in a Big Ten battle at 4 p.m. ET at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans are out to keep their four-game home win streak alive.

MSU came up short against the Purdue Boilermakers last week, falling 40-29. Despite the loss, MSU had strong showings from QB Payton Thorne, who passed for two TDs and 276 yards on 30 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 37 yards, and RB Kenneth Walker III, who rushed for one TD and 146 yards on 23 carries.

Meanwhile, Maryland received a tough blow last week as they fell 31-14 to the Penn State Nittany Lions. QB Taulia Tagovailoa had a pretty forgettable game, throwing one interception and fumbling the ball once.

The Spartans are the favorite in this one, with an expected 11.5-point margin of victory. Those burned by picking them against the spread last week might want to keep in mind that the team has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.

MSU is now 8-1 while the Terrapins sit at 5-4. Two defensive stats to keep an eye on: MSU is 243rd worst in the nation in passing yards allowed per game, with 326.7 on average. Maryland has experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the contest with the 207th most rushing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 16 on the season. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 4 p.m. ET
  • Where: Spartan Stadium -- East Lansing, Michigan
  • TV: FOX
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $16.50

Odds

The Spartans are a big 11.5-point favorite against the Terrapins, according to the latest college football odds.

Bettors have moved against the Spartans slightly, as the game opened with the Spartans as a 13.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Michigan State have won four out of their last five games against Maryland.

  • Nov 30, 2019 - Michigan State 19 vs. Maryland 16
  • Nov 03, 2018 - Michigan State 24 vs. Maryland 3
  • Nov 18, 2017 - Michigan State 17 vs. Maryland 7
  • Oct 22, 2016 - Maryland 28 vs. Michigan State 17
  • Nov 14, 2015 - Michigan State 24 vs. Maryland 7