Michigan State Spartans vs. Maryland Terrapins: Preview, TV Schedule


The Michigan State Spartans head to College Park this Saturday to face the Maryland Terrapins, still reeling from a devastating loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes last week. The Spartans will be looking to rebound, even though the loss may have eliminated them from the playoff race.

For Maryland, it’s their first game against Michigan State as members of the Big Ten. They would undoubtedly love nothing more than to end their debut game by kicking the Spartans while they are down.

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But the Terrapins will have their hands full.

The Spartans bring a great offense to the match-up, led by junior quarterback Conner Cook. The second-year starter has completed 60 percent of his passes, thrown for 2,226 yards, connected on 19 touchdowns, and given up just five interceptions.

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Tony Lippett has established himself as Cook”s No.1 target, despite playing with a nagging ankle injury. He’s caught 47 passes for 953 yards and nine touchdowns along the way so far in 2014.

Tight end Josiah Price has caught 21 passes for 330 yards and five touchdowns, and running back Jeremy Langford has rushed for 978 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Senior dual-threat QB C.J. Brown will lead the Terrapins offense into the game without the teams top wideout, Stefon Diggs. Diggs is serving a one-game suspension stemming from a pre-game mix up in week 10. He led the team with 654 yards and five touchdown catches on 52 receptions.

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If anyone can adjust however, it’s Brown.

Brown has put his legs to good use this season as he leads the Terrapins in rushing yards with 380. He has also thrown for 1,477 yards and nine touchdowns.

Playing in Diggs’ place will be senior wide receiver, Deon Long. Long ranks second on the team with 35 catches for 389 yards and a score.

The Spartans appear to have the upper hand defensively, at least on paper.

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The Michigan State Spartans vs. Maryland Terrapins will kick off at 8 p.m. EST on Saturday, Nov. 15. The game will be broadcasted on Big Ten Network.