Maryland optimistic about Saturday’s game after missing last two weeks
The Maryland’s 2020 football season has been ravaged by Covid-19, forcing the Terps to cancel their previous two games on an already pared down schedule as players, assistant coaches, and even head coach Mike Locksley tested positive for the tenacious virus.
Like many other teams across the country battered by the bug, the Terrapins outbreak sourced from just a few individuals, caused little if any actual illness on the team, but triggered automatic contact tracing and temporary quarantines to come into compliance with the league’s severe protocols. Despite a two game winning streak and an offensive explosion on the field, Maryland cancelled contests against Ohio State and Michigan State to focus on containing the positive tests and getting back on the field.
According to AP college football writer Ralph D. Russo, the Terps are getting back to team practices today and are full go at this stage to play Indiana in Bloomington on Saturday.
Good news out of College Park, Md.— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) November 23, 2020
Terps resumed football practice today.
Scheduled to play Indiana on Saturday.
The 4-1 Hoosiers nearly pulled the upset last Saturday in Columbus over the Big Ten’s flagship program in Ohio State, losing 42-35 in the end. The Maryland game will be an attempt to bounce back for the upstart Indiana team. The Terrapins at 2-1 are off the afore mentioned two week hiatus but have scored 45 and 35 points in their last two outings, both victories. Look for a potentially back and forth game in Bloomington that kicks at noon EST and can be watched live on ESPN2 .