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Coming off the bye week the Terps are set for a trip to No. 15 Michigan

Posted at 4:44 PM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 16:44:33-04

It’s time for the Terps to tussle with Big Blue.

Maryland opens up Big Ten East Division play this Saturday when they visit The Big House in Ann Arbor and No. 15 Michigan. The Wolverines are led by Jim Harbaugh, brother of Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh.

“Jump in the deep water with the big sharks, right? Everybody knows it’s a national program. A tremendous, tremendous football team. Obviously some of the best recruits each and every year. We all know that. Coach Harbaugh is one of the best coaches in our game,” said Terps Interim Head Coach Matt Canada.

Michigan is 4-1 overall, 2-0 in the Big Ten and lead the nation in total defense at 232.6 yards per game.

“What they do on defense is as good as anybody in the country,” said Canada. “So, it’s a tremendous challenge that way. But, it’s always about our players. Our players are excited to go play. Our players feel good about where they are and they’re excited to go play."

Where they are is 3-1 overall.  The Terps are coming off their bye week following a 42-13 win over Minnesota in the conference opener.

“Our guys, certainly, they had a very good feel coming off the Minnesota game. But, we’re excited to go play a great football team, in a great atmosphere, and see what happens,” added Canada. “Our kids deserve a chance to go play again and, a week off, they’re excited to play.”

Maryland has lost its last three meetings with Michigan by an average of 36 points.  The Terps are 17.5 point underdogs for Saturday’s game, which kicks off at noon. 

You can watch the game live on WMAR-2.

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