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College Football
Maryland at Rutgers
When: 12:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 28, 2015
Where: High Points Solutions Stadium, Piscataway, New Jersey

Looking for its first Big Ten win in a forgettable campaign, Maryland visits Rutgers on Saturday for what could be the season finale for both teams. The clubs rank 101st and 102nd in the NCAA in scoring defense, allowing a combined 67.7 points per game.

Things haven't improved for Maryland since it fired coach Randy Edsall following a 2-4 start. Under interim coach and offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, Maryland is 0-5 - surrendering over 30 points a game. Rutgers also will cap a miserable campaign marred by off-the-field incidents and poor play between the lines. The Scarlet Knights, however, snapped a five-game skid last week with a win at Army.

TV: Noon ET, Big Ten Network. LINE: Rutgers -1

ABOUT MARYLAND (2-9, 0-7 Big Ten): Locksley denied a report that he and his assistant coaches have cleared out their offices, but that may be a precursor of things to come. Locksley and his staff have come under fire this week after it was found that Caleb Rowe took six snaps after suffering a concussion in last week's 47-28 loss to Indiana. With Rowe’s injury and the status of fellow quarterback Perry Hills in doubt, it is certain who will make the start against Rutgers.

ABOUT RUTGERS (4-7, 1-6): Rutgers suspended safety Anthony Cioffi for a violation of team rules and moved running back Josh Hicks to defense for Saturday's game against Army, which the Scarlet Knights won 31-21 despite being outgained 401-359. Cioffi's suspension is just another in a long line of infractions that has plagued the Scarlet Knights, who actually have a slight chance of earning a bowl berth if not enough teams qualify. Rutgers' only hope for a bid will depend on a victory over Maryland, losses by several other teams which have five wins and the acceptability of its academic progress rate.


1. Maryland's last win was a 35-17 triumph over USF in the third week of the season.

2. Rutgers defeated Maryland 41-38 last year.

3. Rutgers QB Chris Laviano completed 13-of-21 passes for 105 yards against Army and has 12 touchdowns and 11 interceptions on the season.

PREDICTION: Rutgers 30, Maryland 14
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W‑L Strk PF PA Home Away Grass Turf Conf
Maryland 2-9 L8 22.7 33.8 2-5 0-4 2-5 0-0 0-7
Rutgers 4-7 W1 25.8 33.9 2-4 2-3 0-1 0-0 1-6
Last Meeting
Maryland Rutgers
Date Away Home Tot Rus Pas Tot Rus Pas
11/29/14 RUTG 41 MD 38 476 281 195 491 144 347
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Passing Player COMP % YDS TD INT
Maryland C. Brown 58.3 195 2 0
Rutgers G. Nova 66.7 347 4 0
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
Maryland B. Ross 10 108 10.8 2
Rutgers J. Hicks 16 69 4.3 0
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
Maryland A. Etta-Tawo 1 71 71.0 1
Rutgers J. Grant 8 105 13.1 0
Touchdowns Player TD
Maryland B. Ross 2
Rutgers L. Carroo 2
Passing Player COMP % YDS TD INT
Maryland P. Hills 50.0 985 8 12
Rutgers C. Laviano 60.6 1903 12 11
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
Maryland B. Ross 122 785 6.4 7
Rutgers R. Martin 125 721 5.8 6
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
Maryland L. Jacobs 35 425 12.1 3
Rutgers L. Carroo 32 626 19.6 9
Touchdowns Player TD
Maryland B. Ross 7
Rutgers L. Carroo 9
Quickchart Matchup
Maryland Maryland Off vs  Rutgers Rutgers Def
Maryland 349.5 yards
Rutgers 444.4 yards
Maryland 5 yards/rush
Rutgers 4.6 yards/rush
Maryland 5.2 yards/attempt
Rutgers 9.3 yards/attempt
Rutgers Rutgers Off vs  Maryland Maryland Def
Rutgers 363.1 yards
Maryland 411.3 yards
Rutgers 4.4 yards/rush
Maryland 3.7 yards/rush
Rutgers 7.1 yards/attempt
Maryland 7.8 yards/attempt