The last few weeks have been rough for Maryland. Not only have the Terrapins been forced to deal with some significant injuries recently, they’re also in the middle of a 3-game losing streak.

Head coach Mike Locksley isn’t about to throw in the towel, though.

This week, Locksley shared a strong message with his team as the Terps prepare to welcome Indiana to College Park for Homecoming. Even though things haven’t gone their way in losses to Iowa, Ohio State and Minnesota, Locksley sees his team as just being a few plays away from success.

“It’s about wanting it more, man. The effort is there. I don’t have any question about guys’ effort. I see us trying,” Locksley said. “At some point, you gotta want it so bad that you’re willing to do whatever it takes to get it. And we’re this close. It’s a matter of one guy making a play. One guy making a play to ignite this thing and we’re right back on track. Because the standard is there, the foundation is there.”

Maryland started the year off hot, winning its first 4 games over West Virginia, Howard, Kent State and Illinois. With 5 games left on the schedule and needing just 2 to hit 6 wins, there’s still a good chance the Terps are bowl eligible by the end of the season.

Getting a win on Saturday over Indiana would put the Terrapins one step closer to hitting that goal.