5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
1. Maryland has not scored a touchdown against Penn State in the last 150:52 of game time. Penn State won the last two meetings by a combined score of 104-6.
2. The Lions are playing their fourth straight Big Ten opener on the road, ninth in 10 years and 19th overall since joining the conference in 1993. Penn State is 13-13 in Big Ten openers, having won four of five under Franklin.
3. Penn State expects to rotate its four running backs again, with Journey Brown likely getting his second start.
4. Four Maryland starters are transfers: LBs Keandre Jones (Ohio State) and Shaq Smith (Clemson), QB Josh Jackson (Virginia Tech) and TE Tyler Mabry (Buffalo).
5. Maryland’s Mike Locksley has coached in two previous PSU-Maryland games. Both ended in one-point margins. Locksley was Maryland’s offensive coordinator in 2014 (a 20-19 Terps win) and interim head coach in 2015 (a 31-30 Penn State win).