Northwestern-Maryland football: TV channel, time, live stream, odds, picks (October 14, 2017)

Northwestern is on the road at  Maryland Saturday, October 7. The Wildcats (2-3, 0-2 Big Ten) are hoping to snap a two-game losing streak and pick up their first Big Ten win.

Find game time, TV information, betting odds and a preview below:

Northwestern-Maryland football TV channel, time, live stream

What time is the Northwestern-Maryland football game?

Northwestern Maryland game will kickoff at 3:30 p.m. ET.

What channel is Northwestern-Maryland on?

The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.

How can I watch a live stream of Northwestern-Maryland?

The game will be streaming on the WatchESPN app.

Northwestern-Maryland odds, picks

Northwestern is a 3.5-point favorite on the road. Find full Big Ten odds for Week 7 here.

Northwestern-Maryland preview

Northwestern enters Saturday’s road test against Maryland in search of its first Big Ten win. The good news for the Wildcats is they won’t be facing a top-10 opponent this weekend. Pat Fitzgerald’s team has fallen to Wisconsin and Penn State in the last two weeks, teams which are ranked seventh and third, respectively, in the latest AP poll. The Wildcats have also dropped three of their last four games dating back to a 41-17 drubbing from Duke on Sept. 9.

So can Northwestern get back on track against the Terps? Las Vegas thinks so, listing the Wildcats as a 3.5-point favorite over Maryland. But if Northwestern is going to snap out of its skid, its offense is going to need a better showing than it had in a 31-7 Week 6 loss to Penn State. Northwestern struggled with the ball last week, scoring just one meaningless touchdown in the fourth quarter. The Wildcats were limited to 265 yards of total offense, just 67 of which came on the ground. Running back Justin Jackson had 66 of those yards on 16 carries, but it was the third time this season Jackson has been held under 100 yards. Northwestern is 0-3 in those games and 2-0 when Jackson hits the century mark in 2017.

On the season, Northwestern ranks 11th in the Big Ten in scoring offense with 25.6 points per game, and the team is ninth in total offense with an average of 377.2 yards per game. After the loss to Penn State, Fitzgerald was asked about fans’ frustration with an offense that has stalled too often this season.

“Those types of feelings as a fan are absolutely fair,” Fitzgerald told the Chicago Tribune. “I have zero issue with that. I look at things holistically. I always have and always will. It starts with me. I’m the one who’s responsible, so I’m the one who has to get it fixed.”

Like Northwestern, Maryland is also limping into this Week 7 contest off of a 62-14 blowout loss to Ohio State at The Horseshoe last week. The biggest question for the Terps entering the Northwestern game comes under center. The team is already without its top two quarterbacks, Tyrrell Pigrome and Kasim Hill, who both tore their ACLs earlier in the season. Max Bortenschlager started the last two games for Maryland, but he took a big hit late against Ohio State and is considered questionable against Northwestern. If Bortenschlager cannot play, the Terps will go with Caleb Henderson, a junior who started his career at North Carolina. Henderson played briefly against Ohio State after the injury to Bortenschlager.

Maryland coach D.J. Durkin said Bortenschlager was “progressing well” earlier in the week, but he did not name a starter. Durkin also said that Henderson’s role is “critically important” if he starts or not.

“As the guy who’s playing in the game or is one play away from playing in the game,” Durkin told the Baltimore Sun. “Certainly we know better than anyone that if you’re one play away, that’s close to being on the field. He’s got to be a guy that’s got to be always ready to go and have the right mindset being the starter.”

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