The #5 Iowa Hawkeyes are set to travel to College Park, Maryland to take on the Maryland Terrapins as they move from the non-conference schedule into the teeth of the Big Ten slate. Both teams enter today’s matchup at 4-0 on the young season. Both teams sit at 1-0 in the conference.
Iowa boasts wins over former #17 Indiana and a road win over then #9 Iowa State. The Terrapins have a win over West Virginia and a road win at Illinois to their name. And most recently, Maryland took down Kent State 37-16 in week four. That’s the same KSU team Iowa defeated 30-7 in week three.
Now the high-powered offense of Maryland, led by the Big Ten’s leader in passing yards (1,340), completion percentage (75.5%) and passing touchdowns (tied at 10), will face off against one of the best defenses in the country. The Hawkeyes look to continue their ways of suffocating opponents with defense and field position advantages thanks to the booming leg of Tory Taylor. Can the Iowa offense hold up its end of the bargain, or will Maryland’s defense stymie Iowa’s run game and pressure Spencer Petras into mistakes?
As we start the countdown to kickoff, here’s everything you need to know about today’s matchup.
Who: #5 Iowa Hawkeyes (4-0, 1-0) at Maryland Terrapins (4-0, 1-0)
When: 7:00 pm CT
Where: Maryland Stadium - College Park, MD
Forecast: Clear skies, temps around 60 with 0% chance of rain
Video Streaming: FoxSportsGo.com
Radio: Hawkeye Radio Network (click to find your local station)
Audio Streaming: TuneIn Radio
DraftKings Betting Line: Iowa -3, O/U 7.5
As you count down to kickoff, be sure to check out all of our coverage from throughout the week. You can easily access everything Kent State related in the #5 Iowa at Maryland Game Center.
Below are a few key items from throughout the week:
Preseason Opponent Preview: 2021 opponent preview: Maryland Terrapins
Matchup to Watch: Matchup to Watch: Maryland’s offensive line vs. Iowa’s defensive line
Game Preview: Iowa Football Opponent Preview: Maryland
Staff Predictions: The Pants Predicts: #5 Iowa Hawkeyes at Maryland Terrapins
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