Free College Football Picks Today: Maryland Terrapins vs Ohio State Buckeyes 11/19/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Maryland Terrapins vs Ohio State Buckeyes 11/19/22
Sat 19th November 2022

Two of the Big Ten Conference’s top passing offenses are set to face off at SECU Stadium on Saturday, as the University of Maryland Terrapins (6-4, 3-4 Big 10) welcome the No. 2 The Ohio State University Buckeyes (10-0, 7-0 Big 10). The Buckeyes are 27.5-point favorites, and the total is 63.

Ohio State is coming off an impressive 56-14 win over Indiana at Ohio Stadium last Saturday, their 10th straight victory. C.J. Stroud threw for 297 yards and five touchdowns. Miyan Williams ran 15 times for 147 yards and a touchdown. Marvin Harrison Jr. caught seven passes for 135 yards and a touchdown.

Maryland lost 30-0 to No. 14 Penn State at Beaver Stadium last Saturday. Taulia Tagovailoa was 11 of 22 for 74 yards. Roman Hemby carried 13 times for 68 yards. Rakim Jarrett caught three receptions for 30 yards.


The Buckeyes won the only meeting between the teams last season, a 66-17 victory in October, their fourth straight win against Maryland. C.J. Stroud threw five touchdowns for Ohio State, as TreVeyon Henderson added three TDs (2 rush, 1 rec) and Chris Olave scored twice. Taulia Tagovailoa tossed two touchdowns for Maryland.


The Buckeyes are averaging 46.8 points per game for the season, second in FBS, and they are facing a Terrapins defense that has surrendered 24.6 PPG (53rd). Meanwhile, Maryland has scored 28.3 points a game this season, 69th in the nation, and Ohio State is allowing 15.6 PPG (7th).

The Buckeyes rank as one of the country’s top teams in passing yards per game (294.0, 17th), while they are 22nd in rushing yards (207.9). The Terrapins are 75th in passing yards allowed per game (232.1) and 69th against the run (148.9).

Maryland is 54th in the nation in passing yards per game (241.5) and 65th in rushing (154.3). Ohio State’s defense could prove challenging on both fronts, as the Buckeyes are 6th in the country in passing yards allowed per game (161.2) and 18th against the run (110.3).


Through 10 games, C.J. Stroud has thrown for 34 touchdowns (4 INT) and 275.0 yards per game to lead Ohio State in passing. In three away games this season, he has seven TDs (1 INT) and an average of 263.7 yards passing.

Miyan Williams leads the team in rushing with an average of 87.0 yards a game over nine games. He has 13 touchdowns on the ground and one through the air. Marvin Harrison Jr. is the Buckeyes’ leading receiver with 96.9 yards a game and 11 TDs.

Taulia Tagovailoa has 14 passing touchdowns (6 INT) with 239.1 yards per game through nine games to lead Maryland. In four home games this season, he has thrown for six TDs (2 INT) and an average of 283.2 yards.

Roman Hemby has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 81.5 yards a game through 10 games. He has eight total touchdowns, seven rushing and one receiving.

Rakim Jarrett has been the primary target in the Terrapins’ passing game. He has three touchdowns and a 40.6 yard per game average through 10 appearances.


Ohio State is looking to remain unbeaten on the road this season in three games.

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Maryland +27.5 (-110)

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