Opponent: No. 5 Wisconsin Badgers (6-0, 3-0 B1G)
Location: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wisconsin
Kickoff: 12:00 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21 (EST)
Last Week: Maryland lost to Northwestern 37-21, Wisconsin beat Purdue 17-9
Odds: Wisconsin -24.5, per Bovada
TV: Joe Davis and Brady Quinn on FOX
Radio: Johnny Holliday and Tim Strachan, 980 AM (DC) and 105.7 FM (Baltimore)
Student Radio: Jarred Belman and Liam Beatus (WMUC Sports)
Weather forecast: 73 degrees and partly cloudy
Three things to watch for Maryland:
RB Ty Johnson: In a win at Minnesota on Sept. 30, Johnson racked up 130 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries. Since then, Johnson has rushed for a combined 77 yards on 22 carries in losses to Ohio State and Northwestern, quite a drop off since the Terps last win. The Terps Watch staff may not be statistical nerds, but here is a stat that will jump off the page: when Johnson runs for more than 100 yards, Maryland wins every time (in 2017).
Maryland's offensive line: It's easy to blame the running backs' lackluster stats for Maryland's poor rushing attack, but the interior line was spectacular earlier in the season at creating huge gaps for the Maryland rushers.
Last week, quarterback Max Bortenschlager led the team in rushing yards, which is inexcusable against any opponent.
LB Jermaine Carter Jr.: Wisconsin has been dominant on the ground this season, which means Carter has to be at the top of his game to slow down the Badgers attack. Expect to hear Carter's name early and often from the announcers.
Three things to watch for Wisconsin
RB Jonathan Taylor: If it were not for Penn State's Saquon Barkley, Taylor would be the most discussed tailback in the Big Ten. Last week against Purdue, Taylor carried the ball for 219 yards, the third time he has eclipsed 200 yards this season. Taylor has averaged the third most yards per game (164.3) in the country and his 986 yards from scrimmage also ranks in the top 10. When, not if, Taylor eclipses the 1,000 yard mark on Saturday, he will tie the NCAA record for the fastest freshman to reach that mark.
QB Alex Hornibrook: Hornibrook struggled in last week's 17-9 win over Purdue, throwing two interceptions in opponent's territory and struggling against pressure. In the five games previous, Hornibrook has looked like the best quarterback Wisconsin has had in years. He currently holds the longest winning streak in college football by any quarterback (12 games) and his 166.4 passer efficiency rating is the ninth-best in the country.
In the red zone, Hornibrook has a 70 percent completion rate with eight touchdowns and zero interceptions. Bottom line, if Maryland's defensive front seven cannot create pressure, Hornibrook will find the holes in the secondary.
S D'Cota Dixon: In years past, Wisconsin's secondary has been the glaring weakness of an otherwise dominant Big Ten unit. Dixon returned to Madison after a standout junior season, and he already has 39 tackles on the year, highlighted by a 12-tackle/1.5-sack performance against Northwestern to open Big Ten play.