May 28, 2024

Maryland and Rutgers aim for championship seasons in the Big Ten regular-season finale.

A successful season for the victor. In 2014, Kyle Flood led the Scarlet Knights to an 8-5 record, the last winning season at Rutgers. Under Mike Locksley, Maryland is aiming for its third consecutive winning campaign.

KEY COMPARISON

Taulia Tagovailoa of Maryland, the quarterback, and the defensive backs of Rutgers. Fifth in the nation, the Scarlet Knights give up 159.1 passing yards per contest. Max Melton, a cornerback, has started all 11 games and leads the team with two interceptions. He is followed in the starting lineup by safeties Shaquan Loyal and Flip Dixon. As a nickel player, Eric Rogers has six pass breakups.

PARTICIPANTS TO VIEW

Maryland: In terms of passing yards (10,895), passing touchdowns (73), total touchdowns (83), completions (931), completion percentage (66.8), passing efficiency (145.9), and total offence (11,109), Tagovailoa holds the career records for Maryland. He needs 268 yards going into the game to surpass former Purdue player Curtis Painter (11,163) as the Big Ten’s all-time leading passer. Tagovailoa has completed 266 of 406 passes for 3,016 yards, 22 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions on the season. He has completed 46 of 67 passes for 654 yards and four touchdowns in his past two games versus the Scarlet Knights.

 

Washington, Isaiah, Rutgers. This past weekend against Penn State, the senior wide receiver was the primary target for Gavin Wimsatt, culminating in a career-high five receptions for 55 yards. This willbe the last game of his career at SHI Stadium and his 57th overall. He has 240 yards and a touchdown on 21 catches.

DATA & IMAGES

It is the first time the Terrapins have won three straight seasons with at least six games won since Ralph Friedgen led the team from 2006 to 2008. Later on, he was employed at Rutgers. The last two seasons, Maryland has defeated Rutgers by a total score of 77-16. Since the Terps joined the Big Ten, they have a 6-3 record against Rutgers. In Big Ten games, Maryland has averaged 250.2 yards of rushes against Rutgers. Of the 14 interceptions Maryland has, CB Tarheeb Still has five. Rutgers has fallen to No. 2 Ohio State, No. 11 Penn State, and No. 20 Iowa in back-to-back games. This season, the Scarlet Knights are 5-1 at SHI Stadium, their greatest home victory total since six in 2011. In terms of kickoff returns, Rutgers leads the country (34.8 yards).QB Gavin Wimsatt has thrown eight touchdowns and run for seven more. RB Kyle Monangai leads the Big Ten with 981 yards rushing. The team is ranked fifth in passing defence (159.1), 11th in total defence (297.0), 11th in fewest sacks allowed (1.09), 11th in fewest tackles-for-loss allowed (3.91), 20th in scoring defence (19.1), 21st in fewest penalties (4.73), and 22nd in fumbles recovered (8).

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