Indiana over MARYLAND by 8
The tepid Terps enter today’s fray 0-3 SUATS and ITS, with an average stat loss of 294 YPG, and are 1-6 ATS after allowing 35 or more points in their previous contest. Their QB injury woes have been well-documented, and while Max Bortenschlager seems to be improving, an early-game pick-6 by the Badgers set the tone for last Saturday’s disaster in Madison. Meanwhile, Indiana has four losses, but there is not much shame in losing to the powerhouses of the Big Ten (Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan and Michigan State). In fact, Tom Allen has reversed the offense-only trend in Bloomington in previous seasons under Kevin Wilson, and his stopunit held Sparty to just 3 points until two late TDs spoiled the excellent defensive effort. This week, the Hoosiers are in a rare road favorite role, but it’s one they have found to their liking, going 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS in their last six as road chalk. Both teams are 3-4 SU on the season so this becomes crucial as far as bowl aspirations are concerned. The bottom line is a 98 YPG better defense for IU cements the side.