Well it's that feeling we haven't felt around here since September 20, looking to rebound from a prime time loss. A division title is a long shot, playoff chances are non-existent but there is still plenty to play for. Four out of five seasons with ten plus wins and a chance at a new bowl destination. This week begins a two week stint against the pledges of the B1G. Get your predictions here and preview here. Since there was no video on the youtubes of when these two teams last played each other, I thought I would insert a happy memory here for you guys. Go Green! #DuckingDelvon.
Game Time: 8:00 PM EST
Location: Byrd Stadium, College Park, MD
Radio: Spartan Sports Network
Online Streaming: BTN2Go (Must have cable provider)
Line: Michigan State -12
SBN Maryland Blog: Testudo Times
University of Maryland Famous Alumni: Robert Basham class of 1970 is a personal choice and one that ties into football as well. Basham is one of the three co-founders of Outback Steakhouse, a restaurant I toiled at for almost my entire collegiate career and where I regrouped after losing my first job post college. Outback is also of course the sponsor of a bowl game held annually in Tampa. While I loved beating Georgia in the 2012 version of the bowl, I am hoping we avoid the Outback Bowl this year and get into the Peach, Orange or Cotton Bowl.
"Francisco That's Fun To Say": Azubuike Ukando is a redshirt sophomore defensive lineman from Towson, Maryland. Ukando has yet to appear in a game but did appear in something called the "Crab Bowl" while in high school. Crab Cakes and football people, that's what Maryland does.
Interesting University of Maryland Fact: During the Civil War the Maryland Agricultural College campus was used as a camp site by troops and the school itself fell into bankruptcy. In 1866 the Maryland legislature assumed half ownership of the school and George Washington Custis Lee was selected as president by the Board of Trustees. Lee, the son of Robert E., turned down the appointment after public outcry. The university opened in 1867 with a whole 11 students.