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MARYLAND (4 - 2) at IOWA (5 - 1)
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Week 8 Saturday, 10/20/2018 12:00 PM
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MARYLAND - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games4-2-5.54-23-331.715.5365.7(6.1)0.823.314.0316.5(4.6)2.3
Road Games2-1+3.52-12-133.313.7397.3(6)0.728.317.7342.7(5.2)1.7
Last 3 Games2-102-12-132.317.3342.3(6.4)0.720.79.0302.3(4.5)3.0
Turf Games3-2-93-22-331.213.8357.4(6.3)
Conference Games2-102-12-132.317.3342.3(6.4)0.720.79.0302.3(4.5)3.0
MARYLAND - Current Season Statistics
Offense (All Games)31.715.516.328:3541-245(6)10-2053.4%120(6.1)60-366(6.1)(11.5)
Opponents Defensive Avg.
Offense Road Games33.313.718.729:5245-245(5.4)12-2157.1%153(7.3)66-397(6)(11.9)
Defense (All Games)23.314.019.231:2540-126(3.1)15-2852.6%190(6.7)69-316(4.6)(13.6)
Opponents Offensive Avg.2816.620.731:4338-152(4)19-3258.6%221(6.8)70-372(5.3)(13.3)
Defense Road Games28.317.719.030:0835-109(3.2)19-3161.7%233(7.4)66-343(5.2)(12.1)

IOWA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games5-1+45-13-231.813.8411.8(5.9)1.516.56.2282.0(4.5)1.8
Home Games3-1+23-11-225.28.5393.0(5.8)1.513.02.5260.5(4.3)1.2
Last 3 Games2-1+12-13-035.718.7434.3(6.6)
Turf Games5-1+45-13-231.813.8411.8(5.9)1.516.56.2282.0(4.5)1.8
Conference Games2-1+12-13-035.718.7434.3(6.6)
IOWA - Current Season Statistics
Offense (All Games)31.813.820.332:2139-156(3.9)19-3062.6%256(8.6)69-412(5.9)(12.9)
Opponents Defensive Avg.26.112.720.330:2238-145(3.8)20-3163.3%241(7.7)69-386(5.6)(14.8)
Offense Home Games25.28.519.531:5541-167(4.1)17-2763.6%226(8.4)68-393(5.8)(15.6)
Defense (All Games)
Opponents Offensive Avg.
Defense Home Games13.02.514.728:0531-84(2.7)18-2961.5%176(6)61-260(4.3)(20)
Average power rating of opponents played: MARYLAND 33.7,  IOWA 32.5
MARYLAND - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
9/8/2018@ BOWLING GREEN45-14W-13W65.5U53-4448-16-121128-1517-27-1431
10/6/2018@ MICHIGAN21-42L17.5L44.5O37-1477-13-73140-17120-28-2941
10/20/2018@ IOWA            
11/3/2018MICHIGAN ST            
11/10/2018@ INDIANA            
11/17/2018OHIO ST            

IOWA - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
9/1/2018N ILLINOIS33-7W-10W46.5U48-20913-25-143136-10115-26-1102
9/8/2018IOWA ST13-3W-3W46U36-10516-28-166025-1919-31-1691
9/15/2018N IOWA38-14W-19.5W -50-20725-31-338221-621-38-2222
10/6/2018@ MINNESOTA48-31W-7W41.5O40-10623-39-314231-8618-36-2344
10/13/2018@ INDIANA42-16W-4W52O32-15921-33-320125-6731-42-2632
10/27/2018@ PENN ST            
11/3/2018@ PURDUE            
11/17/2018@ ILLINOIS            
MARYLAND: Maryland returns its entire offensive line from a year ago, and running backs Ty Johnson and Lorenzo Harrison III are more than capable of taking advantage of an experienced group up front. And redshirt freshman Kasim Hill is out to establish himself as one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the conference. On the other side of the ball, Maryland added some serious transfer talent. That should help a unit that also returns star LB Jesse Aniebonam, who suffered a serious ankle injury in Week 1 last season. The Terps are going to be a tougher team to beat this year, but asking them to compete with the national powers in the Big Ten East isn't realistic'especially given the turmoil that struck the program in August.
IOWA: Losing running back Akrum Wadley and star center James Daniels is a tough blow, but Iowa can usually be counted on to run the ball effectively. And in quarterback Nate Stanley, the Hawkeyes have arguably the best pure passer in the Big Ten West. Stanley suffered from up-and-down play a year ago, but this whole team's ceiling will rise considerably if he can achieve greater consistency. This year, the other side of the ball will be the bigger question mark for an Iowa team that usually defends really well. The Hawkeyes lost their entire linebacking corps in addition to All-American corner Josh Jackson, who memorably grabbed three interceptions in Iowa's blowout win over Ohio State. But even given the uncertainty at a few key positions, the Hawkeyes are a decent value play in the Big Ten with the sixth-best odds to win the conference.
No. 19 Iowa continues contention quest vs. Maryland

Back in late September, Iowa was disappointed but not demoralized after losing its Big Ten opener at home to Wisconsin.

The Hawkeyes knew there was plenty of football left to play.

Since then, the Hawkeyes won back-to-back games on the road the past two weeks that put them right back in the Big Ten West Division mix and into the Top 25 for the first time this season at No. 19.

On Saturday, Iowa plays (5-1, 2-1) host to Maryland (4-2, 2-1) in a homecoming game at Kinnick Stadium. The Hawkeyes are one of four teams with one loss in the division and now have a chance to be a contender.

"The best thing that our team has done going forward is one week at a time," Iowa center Keegan Render said. "The only way it's going to happen is us winning. It doesn't matter what other things happen outside of us. As long as we win, we know there's going to be a chance at the end, no matter what else happens in our division."

Iowa's offense appears to have found a groove. Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley threw six touchdown passes last week in a 42-16 win at Indiana. He has exceeded 300 yards passing in each of the past two games.

Tight ends Noah Fant and T.J. Hockenson have combined with 45 receptions, 692 yards and nine touchdowns this season. Each had more than 100 yards receiving last week.

The Iowa offensive line has given up a conference-low six sacks.

"We knew it was just a matter of time and us going out there and doing it," Render said. "Obviously, we've done it for a couple of weeks. Now it's keep doing it. We can't go back. Keep pushing.

"We know things are going to get stickier and stickier as the games go on. It's going out the and recognizing that every game is going to be a close game. It's just going out there on that first drive and realizing to take every drive like that. We've been here before."

Iowa's level of performance on defense is right there with the offense. The Hawkeyes are ranked No. 3 nationally in rushing defense (81.5 yards per game), fifth in total defense (282.0 ypg) and 13th in points allowed (16.5 per game).

"We're going to get tested the next six weeks," Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said. "We're only halfway through the season. There are going to be more bumps in the road, more adversity to face, those types of things. We'll find out more about the team."

Maryland has won two of its last three games, with the loss coming at Michgian on Oct. 6. The Terrapins opened the season with an upset of Texas.

"We can take away that we played hard and I have to coach better," Maryland interim coach Matt Canada said. "You have to go play and beat those teams. The Michigan game, we didn't do that."

No one quite knew what to expect from Maryland this season. Coach D.J. Durkin was placed on administrative leave in August after offensive lineman Jordan McNair died of heatstroke following a summer workout.

"I don't know all the details of what's going on there," Ferentz said. "I just know it had to be a really challenging time for everybody there, their entire staff and football team. The way they're playing, you have to give everybody credit.

"It starts with (Canada). He's certainly been the one that pulled them all together, kept everybody going in the right direction. When you watch film, you would never know there was any turbulence there. That's impressive."

Under Canada, who was beginning his first year as offensive coordinator when he was thrust into the job as interim head coach, Maryland has already matched last season's win total with six games remaining.

"We are very proud of our players for the way they are doing it, and the way they're playing hard," Canada said. "It's never going to be whatever we all want it to be, but it is going to be the best we can make it today. Do the best you can with what you've got and where you are."

Two of the key factors to Maryland's success can be traced to turnovers and its running game.

The Terrapins lead the Big Ten in turnover margin at at plus-9 and they also have the most interceptions in the conference with 12. Five of those interceptions came last week in a 34-7 win over Rutgers.

"We're trying to be around the ball," Canada said. "We're trying to get takeaways. We're trying to strip the ball. We're trying to be ballhawks when the ball is in the air and act like it's our ball and not theirs."

Maryland ranks third in the conference in rushing offense at 245.2 yards per game. Running back Ty Johnson is 19th nationally in all-purpose yards (132.33 per game) and has rushed for 435 yards and three touchdowns on 54 carries.

"They're run heavy, under center," Iowa defensive end Parker Hesse said. "They try to do a lot of stuff pre-snap to get you out of position. It still comes down to each guy doing his job."

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