Free College Football Picks Today: Maryland Terrapins vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights 11/26/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Maryland Terrapins vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights 11/26/22
Sat 26th November 2022

The Rutgers, The State University of N.J. Scarlet Knights (4-7, 1-7 Big 10) and University of Maryland Terrapins (6-5, 3-5 Big 10) face off Saturday at SECU Stadium for their regular season finales. The Terrapins are 14-point favorites, and the total is 49.

Rutgers is coming off a crushing 55-10 loss at the hands of No. 11 Penn State at SHI Stadium last Saturday, their fourth straight defeat. Gavin Wimsatt threw for 122 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Rashad Rochelle ran eight times for 25 yards.

Sean Ryan caught two passes for 76 yards. Maryland dropped a third straight game last Saturday, falling 43-30 to No. 2 Ohio State at SECU Stadium.

Taulia Tagovailoa was 26 of 36 for 318 yards and two touchdowns. Roman Hemby carried 11 times for 39 yards and added four catches for 37 yards. Dontay Demus Jr. caught five receptions for 67 yards.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Terrapins won the only meeting between the teams last season, a 40-16 victory in November. Taulia Tagovailoa threw three touchdowns for Maryland, as Tayon Fleet-Davis added two TDs.

TALE OF THE TAPE

The Scarlet Knights are averaging 19.0 points per game for the season, 119th in FBS, and they are facing a Terrapins defense that has surrendered 26.3 PPG (66th). Meanwhile, Maryland has scored 28.5 points a game this season, 67th in the nation, and Rutgers is allowing 28.6 PPG (91st).

The Scarlet Knights rank as one of the country’s worst teams in passing yards per game (161.4, 122nd), while they are 89th in rushing yards (134.1). The Terrapins are 81st in passing yards allowed per game (232.9) and 70th against the run (149.9).

Maryland is 45th in the country in passing yards per game (248.5) and 70th in rushing (147.9). Rutgers’ defense is likely to present a challenge through the air, as the Scarlet Knights are 18th in the country in passing yards allowed per game (188.1). Against the run, the Scarlet Knights are 60th (143.7).

TOP PERFORMERS

Through seven games, Evan Simon has thrown for four touchdowns (6 INT) and 107.6 yards per game to lead Rutgers in passing. In three away games this season, he has one TD (1 INT) and an average of 63.0 yards passing. Kyle Monangai leads the team in rushing with an average of 36.4 yards a game over 11 games.

He has two touchdowns on the ground and three through the air. Sean Ryan is the Scarlet Knights’ leading receiver with 42.4 yards a game and three TDs. Taulia Tagovailoa has 16 passing touchdowns (6 INT) with 244.5 yards per game through 10 games to lead Maryland.

In five home games this season, he has thrown for eight TDs (2 INT) and an average of 285.2 yards. Roman Hemby has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 77.6 yards a game through 11 games.

He has eight total touchdowns, seven rushing and one receiving. Rakim Jarrett has been the primary target in the Terrapins’ aerial attack. He has three touchdowns and a 42.8 yard per game average through 11 appearances.

HOME AND AWAY

Rutgers is looking to reverse a three-game road losing streak this season.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

Maryland -14 (-110)

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