Our first ever broadcast on a national OTA platform. This is as big as it gets. Also, though I’m sure Poggi will downplay it, this game has to be one he has had circled since he interviewed for the job - between his background in Baltimore HS football, the number of Baltimore HS and even University of Maryland transfers we have, and the Terps being a previous B1G foe - this is one you know he really wants. And it will be one of the toughest games we play all season.
Getting up to speed on how week 1 went for the Terps:
Lots of concern about their O line play in week 1. They are missing 1 starter and lots of new faces.
Five minute highlight reel of their victory over Towson:
Taulia was 22/33 260 3 TD 86 QBR; also ran 2 for 28 and 1 TD.
TE Corey Dyches had 6 catches for 108 yards and emerged as Taulia’s go to.
I might post some from Phil Steele if I get around to it.
Tagovailoa threw for three touchdowns and ran for one in the first half of Maryland’s 38-6 rout of Towson on Saturday. The Terrapins took their standout quarterback out late in the third quarter, allowing backups to play against an FCS opponent. But that was after Tagovailoa attempted a whopping 32 passes in the first half as Maryland pulled away.
I predict Maryland (-19.5), though I’m no gambler. If it’s bigger than that, the oddsmakers are either leaning on last year’s score and/or have the same concerns I do about our pass defense.
For those who are not making the trip up to College Park, MD, where are you guys watching the game? I got the email about all of the “watch party locations” but I honestly think there are too many. We should just all meet at one or two places. Thoughts?
Here is the list they provided: Cabarrus Brewing Company
329 McGill Ave.
Concord, NC 28027
D9 Brewing Lake Norman
11138-C Treynorth Dr.
Cornelius, NC 28031
Dilworth Neighborhood Grille
911 E Morehead St.
Charlotte, NC 28204
Matthews - Mac’s Speed Shop
142 E John St
Matthews, NC 28105
NoDa Brewing Company
150 W 32nd St.
Charlotte, NC 28206
I’ll be there with another niner and some friends was just looking at the alumni meet up spot “The Hall CP” email says starts at 5 but I’m looking to get to the area by 1-1:30. Does look like the Hall has a good venue so it might be a good spot to camp out at…