The Maryland Terrapins (5-2) take on a familiar opponent when they visit the Northwestern Wildcats (3-4) on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at Ryan Field in a Big Ten battle.
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When is Maryland vs. Northwestern and when does it start?
This contest between the Terrapins and Wildcats is scheduled on Saturday, October 28, 2023. You can expect the kickoff at 12:00 PM ET.
Where to watch Maryland vs. Northwestern
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What channel is the game on?
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Maryland vs. Northwestern Game Preview
Maryland Stats & Insights
The Terrapins head into this matchup following a 27-24 loss to the Illinois Fighting Illini in their most recent outing.
Maryland is averaging 422.4 yards per game on offense, which ranks 45th in the FBS. On defense, the Terrapins rank 40th, surrendering 337.4 yards per game.
The Terrapins are putting up 281.4 passing yards per game offensively this year (31st in the FBS), and they are allowing 226.4 passing yards per game (69th) on defense.
Maryland ranks 88th in rushing yards this year (141.0 rushing yards per game), but has been thriving on the other side of the ball, ranking 25th-best in the FBS with 111.0 rushing yards allowed per game.
The Terrapins rank 36th in points scored this year (33.4 points per game), but they’ve been thriving on defense, ranking 21st-best in the FBS with 18.6 points allowed per game.
Northwestern Stats & Insights
The Terrapins enter the matchup after losing 27-24 to the Illinois Fighting Illini in their last outing on October 14.
Northwestern ranks eighth-worst in total yards per game (300.4), but it has been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 48th in the FBS with 347.0 total yards ceded per contest.
The Wildcats rank 101st in the FBS with 199.4 passing yards per contest, but they’ve been carried by their defense, which ranks 14th-best by surrendering just 174.7 passing yards per contest.
Northwestern ranks 11th-worst in rushing yards per game (101.0), but it has been more effective defensively, ranking 106th in the FBS with 172.3 rushing yards conceded per contest.
The Wildcats’ offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, registering 20.1 points per game, which ranks 19th-worst in the FBS. Defensively, they rank 73rd with 25.9 points surrendered per contest.
Maryland Key Players to Watch
Taulia Tagovailoa has thrown for 1,926 yards (275.1 ypg) to lead Maryland, completing 63.9% of his passes and collecting 16 touchdown passes and five interceptions this season. He’s also contributed in the ground game with 83 rushing yards (11.9 ypg) on 33 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
Roman Hemby has carried the ball 84 times for a team-high 414 yards (59.1 per game), with four touchdowns this year. He’s also tacked on 18 catches for 180 yards (25.7 per game).
This season Antwain Littleton II has taken 54 carries for 227 yards (32.4 per game) and two touchdowns.
Jeshaun Jones’ 418 receiving yards (69.7 yards per game) pace all receivers on the team. He’s registered 27 receptions and two touchdowns.
Kaden Prather has reeled in 27 passes for 373 yards (53.3 yards per game) and five touchdowns this year.
Tai Felton’s 25 receptions have netted him 350 yards (50.0 ypg) and three touchdowns.
Northwestern Key Players to Watch
Ben Bryant leads Northwestern with 926 passing yards (185.2 ypg) on 95-of-161 passing with six touchdowns compared to three interceptions this season.
Cam Porter’s team-high 319 rushing yards (45.6 per game) have come on 83 carries, with one touchdown this year.
This season Anthony Tyus III has racked up 103 yards (20.6 per game) on 16 carries.
Bryce Kirtz’s team-leading 423 receiving yards (70.5 yards per game) have come on 27 receptions with three touchdowns.
Cam Johnson has collected 339 receiving yards (48.4 yards per game) and one touchdown, reeling in 29 passes this year.
A.J. Henning’s 20 grabs are good enough for 149 yards (24.8 ypg) and two touchdowns.