How to Watch the Penn State Vs. Maryland Soccer Game
Penn State returns to the road on Saturday in Maryland in an attempt to avoid their fourth four-game losing streak in eight seasons under head coach James Franklin.
The Lions have won 13 straight road games at Maryland since 1961 and have won the last two games at College Park by a combined score of 125-3.
Here’s the first look at Saturday’s Penn State-Maryland game.
No.23 Penn State (5-3) vs. Maryland (5-3)
- When: 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday
- Where: Maryland Stadium
- Television: FS1
- Streaming: fuboTV
- Betting line: Penn State is an 11-point favorite
- Series history: Penn State leads 40-3-1
- Last meeting: Maryland 35-19 in 2020
About Lions: Quarterback Sean Clifford was about as healthy as he could get against Ohio State, which was a huge advantage. The Lions offense is not much without Clifford, as his performance over more than 6 quarters suggests. The Lions scored one touchdown in 23 regulatory possessions against Iowa and Illinois, and Clifford’s absence was the explanation. “For him to be here fighting, giving everything, showing no sign of weakness, it’s huge for us,” said wide receiver Jahan Dotson. “I know it’s hard for him.” It was also hard on Dotson. The Big Ten reception leader caught eight assists against Iowa and Illinois after Clifford’s injury. On Saturday at Ohio State, Dotson captured a career-high 11 assists for 127 yards from a healthier Clifford. Penn State’s stretching streak includes games against three of the Big Ten’s best five offenses, starting with Maryland (29.3 points per game). The Lions will need to continue their offensive ascent to keep pace.
About Terrapins: Maryland outlasted Indiana with 498 total yards, including a career-high 419 by quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa, in a 38-35 victory last weekend. Tagovailoa became Maryland’s first quarterback to throw for 400 yards in a game since Danny O’Brien in 2010. How’s that for a full circle: Franklin was then Maryland’s offensive coordinator, and O’Brien is now doing part of the Penn State staff as a Special Teams Analyst. The Terps ended a three-game losing streak, in which they scored no more than 17 points against Iowa, Ohio State and Minnesota. Maryland suffered significant injuries, including to two of its top receivers (Dontay Demus Jr. and Jeshaun Jones) and several defensive backs. Rakim Jarrett took on the playmaker role in Maryland’s offense and leads the team with five touchdowns. Fans will recall Jarrett grabbing 42 and 62 yard touchdowns at Beaver Stadium last year.
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