ESPN's FPI paints bleak picture for Maryland's bowl-game odds
Maryland is trying to get to its first bowl game since 2016, and the Terrapins appeared to be well on track after a 4-0 start.
Unfortunately, Mike Locksley and company have dropped back-to-back games in blowout fashion at the hands of Iowa and Ohio State. Those games took place heading into the bye, and the Terrapins will hope to have rested and regrouped heading into Week 8.
Maryland has 6 games left on the schedule and needs at least 2 wins to get to bowl eligibility. Now in Locksley’s third season with the program, a bowl would provide a solid building block after a combined 5-12 record from 2019-20.
ESPN’s FPI has updated the odds for Maryland’s remaining schedule, and it does not paint a pretty picture. The back half of the schedule does not get much easier with a road trip to Minnesota in Week 8 and games still remaining vs. No. 7 Penn State, at No. 9 Michigan State, and vs. No. 6 Michigan.
In fact, the Terrapins will have to pull off some upsets if they want to get to a bowl game. According to the FPI, they will not be favored in any remaining game.
Here’s how the schedule looks the rest of the way:
- Oct. 23: at Minnesota – 25.9%
- Oct. 30: vs. Indiana – 44.9%
- Nov. 6: vs. No. 7 Penn State – 16.1%
- Nov. 13: at No. 9 Michigan State – 11.1%
- Nov. 20: vs. No. 6 Michigan – 12.2%
- Nov. 27: at Rutgers – 36.9%