Maryland vs Iowa: Iowa have had a week off and are no doubt ready to get back on the field. On Saturday they take on Minnesota at 3:30 p.m. Iowa don’t have the home-field advantage, but they do enjoy a 7-point advantage in the spread. Maryland vs Iowa live.
Event: College Football
Team: Maryland vs Iowa
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Game Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
The Iowa Hawkeyes have been flying under the radar this season as they’re currently 5-1 and ranked No. 19 in the country. This weekend, they will look to push their win streak to three as they host the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday.
Speaking of Maryland, the Terrapins are 4-2 and are about to enter a tough stretch in their Big Ten schedule. After facing Iowa, they will still have games against Michigan State, Ohio State and Penn State, all of them currently ranked.
This will be only the third all-time meeting between Maryland and Iowa, as they have not played each other since 2015. Maryland has an explosive offense, and that should be concerning for Iowa. However, the Hawkeyes have one of the better defenses in the country, and that is a primary key in this game.
Iowa has to be aware of Maryland’s big-play potential, and the Hawkeye defenders need to play assignment football. They can’t try to over pursue or make big plays when they’re not there. Meanwhile, Darnell Savage Jr., who has posted four interceptions this season, will need to be a significant contributor if the Terrapins are going to have success against Stanley and the Iowa offense.
Maryland will need to throw the football against Iowa, and that could be a problem, since that isn’t the Terrapins’ strong suit. Iowa is playing too well over the last two games, with the defense doing a phenomenal job against the run and Stanley red hot at the moment. The Hawkeyes will get up early, and the Terps won’t be able to get back in the game. The Maryland D won’t force enough big mistakes to pull off the road win.