Game Day Skull Session: Get Dumped Then, Maryland

There’s just one extra sport till The Game.

It’s time to beat Maryland.

Let’s have a very good Saturday, we could?

BEAT THE TERPS. It’s been actually, actually arduous to care about Ohio State enjoying Maryland on Saturday. I imply, with a possible (and sure) No. 2 vs. No. 3 battle between the Buckeyes and “That Team Up North” subsequent weekend, are you able to blame me for not being extremely ?

This week, Ryan Day made a number of feedback about how “proficient and harmful” Maryland is as a program, particularly in 2022, as quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa returned with NFL-level receivers Rakim Jarrett and Dontay Demus out huge and operating again Roman Hemby transferring the rock on the bottom. But by way of 10 video games this season, I have never seen both of these qualities to be true in regards to the workforce.

I’ll acknowledge that Maryland performed Michigan for its closest sport this season. A great efficiency from the Terps in that matchup constructed some optimism for the way the remainder of the season would play out. However, it couldn’t have taken a extra drastic flip in the direction of the other.

Tagovailoa damage his knee within the contest, and lots of the Terrapins’ struggles adopted. Since the damage, Maryland has misplaced to Purdue, barely beat Indiana and Northwestern, misplaced to Wisconsin and was blanked 30-0 by Penn State final week. Tagovailoa accomplished solely 11 of twenty-two passes for 74 yards whereas wanting very uncomfortable and motionless within the pocket towards the Nittany Lions.

Perhaps Maryland was “proficient and harmful” at one level this season, however that’s merely not the case heading into Game 11. Honestly, the Terps are extra “proficient and wounded” at this level.

Knowing that, I do not count on the Buckeyes to supply sympathy to the Terrapins. I consider Ohio State will run away on this one, including one other blowout win to its resume within the last tune-up earlier than The Game subsequent weekend – the matchup we have all been ready for.

Ohio State 42, Maryland 17.

TODAY’S MENU. Imma hold it actual with you, chief. This weekend’s slate of school soccer video games suuuuucccckkkssssss.

There is a cause ESPN’s College GameDay is out in Bozeman for a battle between Montana and Montana State. No disrespect to these applications, as each are having good seasons, but when there have been actually every other good video games throughout the nation on Saturday, GameDay could be elsewhere.

Still, I believe the matchups of TCU at Baylor, USC at UCLA and Utah at Oregon provide some intrigue, as does Illinois at No. 3 Michigan, after all.

Here is a query: Do you need Illinois or Michigan to win on Saturday? I really feel just like the age-old debate between Ohio State followers is whether or not or not they need Michigan to lose each week or for the Wolverines to be undefeated once they face the Buckeyes. On what aspect do you stand?

Matchup

Time (ET)

TV/Mobile

Navy at 20 UCF

11:00 am

ESPN2

Virginia Tech at Liberty

12:00 p.m

ESPN+

UMass at Texas A&M

12:00 p.m

SECN+/ESPN+

Duke at Pitt

12:00 p.m

ACCN

Florida at Vanderbilt

12:00 p.m

SECN

ETSU at Mississippi State

12:00 p.m

SECN+/ESPN+

4 TCU at Baylor 12:00 p.m FOX
Illinois at 3 Michigan 12:00 p.m ABC

Indiana at Michigan State

12:00 p.m

BTN

Wisconsin at Nebraska

12:00 p.m

ESPN

Austin Peay at 8 Alabama

12:00 p.m

SECN+/ESPN+

UConn at Army

12:00 p.m

CBSSN

Louisiana at 19 Florida State

12:00 p.m

RSN/ESPN3

Northwestern at Purdue

12:00 p.m

FS1

UTSA at Rice

1:00 p.m

ESPN+

15 Kansas State at West Virginia

2:00 p.m

ESPN+

Washington State at Arizona

2:00 p.m

P12N

Houston at East Carolina

2:00 p.m

ESPN+

North Alabama at Memphis

2:00 p.m

ESPN+

Georgia State at James Madison

2:00 p.m

ESPN+

23 Oregon State at Arizona State

2:15 p.m

ESPN2

Boston College at 18 Notre Dame

2:30 p.m

NBC/Peacock

Old Dominion at Appalachian State

2:30 p.m

ESPN+

Akron at Buffalo

3:30 p.m

CBSSN

Utah Tech at BYU

3:30 p.m

BYUtv/ESPN3

2 Ohio State at Maryland

3:30 p.m

ABC

Louisiana Tech at Charlotte

3:30 p.m

ESPN3

Florida Atlantic at Middle Tennessee

3:30 p.m

ESPN+

ULM at Troy

3:30 p.m

ESPN+

South Alabama at Southern Miss

3:30 p.m

NFLN

11 Penn State at Rutgers

3:30 p.m

BTN

24 NC State at Louisville

3:30 p.m

RSN/ESPN3

Miami (FL) at 9 Clemson

3:30 p.m

ESPN

Texas at Kansas

3:30 p.m

FS1

Coastal Carolina at Virginia

1 Georgia at Kentucky

3:30 p.m

CBS

WKU at Auburn

4:00 p.m

SECN

Iowa at Minnesota

4:00 p.m

FOX

25 Cincinnati at Temple

4:00 p.m

ESPNU

FIU at UTEP

4:00 p.m

ESPN+

Arkansas State at Texas State

5:00 p.m

ESPN3

Stanford at California

5:30 p.m

P12N

Georgia Tech at 13 North Carolina

5:30 p.m

ESPN2

Marshall at Georgia Southern

6:00 p.m

ESPN+

5 Tennessee at South Carolina

7:00 p.m

ESPN

Texas Tech at Iowa State

7:00 p.m

FS1

Boise State at Wyoming

7:00 p.m

CBSSN

New Mexico State at Missouri

7:30 p.m

ESPNU

14 Ole Miss at Arkansas

7:30 p.m

SECN

22 Oklahoma State at Oklahoma

7:30 p.m

ABC

7 USC at 16 UCLA 8:00 p.m FOX

Syracuse at Wake Forest

8:00 p.m

ACCN

UAB at 6 LSU

9:00 p.m

ESPN2

Colorado at 17 Washington

9:00 p.m

P12N

Colorado State at Air Force

9:00 p.m

FS2

San Jose State at Utah State

9:45 p.m

FS1

Fresno State at Nevada

10:30 p.m

CBSSN

10 Utah at 12 Oregon 10:30 p.m ESPN

UNLV at Hawaii

11:00 p.m

Spectrum PPV

MY PICKS. It was a tricky week for My Picks within the Indiana Skull Session. Illinois couldn’t beat Purdue to clinch the Big Ten West and Louisiana State solely beat Arkansas by 3 factors with a 3.5-point unfold. Luckily, Penn State got here by way of with a 30-0 win over Maryland to cowl its -10.5 factors.

So, after consecutive optimistic weeks selecting video games, I went 1-2 final Saturday. Brutal. But the excellent news is that I could make extra picks at the moment. Woohoo!

2022 RECORD: 15-15

  • No. 1 Georgia (-22.5) at Kentucky: I’m undecided I’ll ever perceive why there was a lot hype round Will Levis this season. He is that this yr’s Spencer Rattler. Levis threw for 98 yards and three interceptions towards Tennessee earlier this yr and final week accomplished 11 of 23 passes for 109 yards in his workforce’s loss to Vanderbilt. Uhhhhhh… Bulldogs by a billion.
  • Iowa (+2.5) at Minnesota: Don’t look now, of us, however both of those groups could possibly be the Big Ten West champion on the finish of the season. This matchup is likely one of the deciding components. Minnesota is 7-3 this season, however its losses have come to Purdue, Illinois and Penn State. As Desmond Howard may say, “If they play a workforce with a pulse, they battle.” I’ll take Iowa’s protection to win the sport and canopy the unfold for the Hawkeyes.
  • No. 7 USC (-2.5) at No. 16 UCLA: I needed to make a decide on the Battle of Los Angeles. I simply needed to. This sport will doubtless be a shootout, as neither workforce has a protection. I really feel it should finish someplace within the 40s or 50s, with the Trojans closing it out within the last moments. Caleb Williams may have an enormous sport and hold himself within the Heisman race with the win, making issues attention-grabbing within the final video games across the nation subsequent weekend.

BACK TO THE BUCKEYES. I’m about to shamelessly plug right here as a result of I can, so buckle up. Earlier this week, Ramzy Nasrallah wrote a long-form function on Kamryn Babb and his profession as a Buckeye. It was titled “Unbreakable”.

Of all of the tales written at Eleven Warriors throughout my temporary tenure right here, it was by far the very best. And that isn’t to say that every one our different works have not been incredible – after all, they’ve. This website is the very best place to learn, watch and hearken to all issues Ohio State soccer, males’s basketball and lots of different sports activities. But Ramzy’s work on this story was phenomenal. It was so good that it ought to be included within the press package of Babb’s nomination for the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award.

If you have not learn Ramzy’s story but, please carve a while out of your Saturday (or a future day this week) to take it in. Fair warning: It’s a giant boy with over 3,500 phrases, however I promise will probably be price it.


That’s it for me on this tremendous Saturday. Let’s have enjoyable watching the Buckeyes demolish the Terrapins within the late afternoon. Make positive to return to the web site shortly after the sport ends (approx. 7 pm) to take part within the first moments of Hate Week. I’ll have an article prepared the place everyone seems to be welcome to unfold their vitriol towards the Michigan Wolverines and the Khaki Man.

SONG OF THE DAY. “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins.

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