Maryland-Wisconsin: Recap, score, analysis for Week 8 game (October 21, 2017)

Maryland fell easily to Wisconsin by a score of 38-13 in Madison Saturday, October 21, 2017. Below is a running diary of the game’s events.

Maryland looked lost last week in a 37-21 loss to Northwestern, and didn’t do any better in a tougher challenge. The No. 5 Badgers enter this game undefeated and fresh off a 17-9 win over Purdue, a school that could end up as the their stiffest competition in the Big Ten West. This game is in Madison, and Maryland’s recent results against ranked conference foes didn’t paint a promising picture for this one.

Maryland-Wisconsin live updates, score

Final score: Wisconsin 38, Maryland 13: Wisconsin scored a late field goal, not that it’ll much matter for the final result. This was a clear Maryland loss from early on.

Wisconsin 28, Maryland 10 (Q3, 4:25): They’ve traded touchdowns so far in the second half. Wisconsin’s came on an 18-yard pass from Alex Hornibrook to A.J. Taylor. Maryland’s was on a 12-yard throw from Max Bortenschlager to Taivon Jacobs for the Terps’ first touchdown of the day.

Halftime: Wisconsin 21, Maryland 3: Wisconsin got out to a comfortable lead, and it could have been even bigger if not for a missed field goal at the end of the half. Badgers are outgaining Maryland 211-119, and the Terps are letting this one get away from them.

Wisconsin 14, Maryland 3 (Q2, 10:02). Maryland was able to slow Wisconsin by forcing a fumble inside the Badgers’ 10-yard line, but only got a field goal out of it. Wisconsin promptly drove down the field and scored on a Jonathan Taylor run.

Wisconsin 7, Maryland 0 (Q1, 2:42): So, Maryland’s first possession ended in a pick-six by Wisconsin’s T.J. Edwards. That’s not a particularly promising way to start the game.

Pregame injury update: Wisconsin WR Danny Davis isn’t playing today.

OK, so here’s how this works. The first updates will be down here, and then you read upward if you want the full recap. There’s no score yet, as the game doesn’t kick off until noon ET. Any questions? Let us know in the comments below.

Maryland-Wisconsin game time, information

Time: Noon ET

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2017

Location: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wisconsin

The line: Wisconsin -24.5

Over/under: 50.5

Maryland-Wisconsin: Here’s a game preview with everything you need to know.

Wisconsin isn’t just on its customary under-the-radar season. This team looks a bit different from past iterations. For starters, advanced stats love Wisconsin this season. Bill Connelly’s S&P+ has been high on the Badgers all season, and their No. 6 ranking there matches up with their No. 5 ranking in the AP Top 25.

Wisconsin started the season tied with Utah State 10-10 at halftime. Paul Chryst’s team proceeded to score 49 unanswered points.  Since then, Northwestern and Purdue have been the only teams to keep things close against the Badgers.

Wisconsin’s winning in relatively Wisconsin fashion. The team has an absolute workhorse in freshman RB Jonathan Taylor, who had is third 200-plus yard game against Purdue. Pair that with a shutdown defense that ranks fifth overall according to S&P+, including ninth against the run. QB Alex Hornibrook will probably never get enough credit, but he’s averaging 9.7 yards per attempt this season with 11 touchdowns to 6 interceptions. He’s exceeding the “game-manager” label everyone put on him last season. Hornibrook won’t have WR Jazz Peavy for this game, but he still TE Troy Fumagalli.

Meanwhile, Maryland’s fallen on tough times. After impressing against Minnesota, third-string QB Max Bortenschlager was simply overmatched against Ohio State in Week 6, throwing for just 16 yards on 12 attempts. He looked better against Northwestern, but teams are still loading up on the run and daring Maryland to throw. Maryland’s rushing attack, its biggest strength last year, has suffered as a result. RB Ty Johnson was once averaging over 15 yards per rush earlier this season. That’s down to 7.2, and in the Terps’ three losses he’s averaged only 3.1. Against a Wisconsin defense that has only allowed on team to run for more than 3.1 yards per carry this season, that could spell big trouble.

Maryland-Wisconsin: What TV channel is it on?

Maryland vs. Wisconsin will be televised on FOX. This channel finder should help you located FOX in your place of residence.

I want to watch Maryland-Wisconsin online. How do I do it?

Maryland’s game against Wisconsin will be streaming online at FoxSportsGo.com.

I also might want to listen to Maryland-Wisconsin on the radio. Tell me how to do it.

Go to 105.7 WJZ-FM in Baltimore or ESPN980 in D.C. to stream Maryland-Wisconsin. The latter also has online streaming available.

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