World Health Organization: Rutgers (4-7, 1-7) and Maryland (6-5)

WHEN: Saturday, noon, SECU Stadium, College Park, Md.

TV/RADIO: Big Ten Network/ 660 WFAN


LAST TIMEOUT: Rutgers lost to Penn State, 55,-10; Maryland lost to Ohio State 43-39

HISTORY OF THE SERIES: Maryland leads 10-7.

WHAT IS AT CAN?: Even though Maryland is already bowl eligible and Rutgers is guaranteed to lose, this is still the regular season finale and all that entails for players coming off their college careers. The Terrapins are trying to win seven regular-season games for the first time since 2014 — and snap a three-game losing streak.

THE KEY OPPOSITE: Maryland QB Tavlia Tagovailoa against the Rutgers secondary. Tagovailoa has dealt with knee issues this season, but when he’s at full strength, the Terps’ passing game can be tough to contain. He threw for 312 yards in a 40-16 win at Rutgers last season.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Rutgers: QB Gavin Wimsatt. The freshman has started the past four games, but he’s completed just 45.5% of his passes and now has the task of keeping up with Maryland’s dynamic offense.

Maryland: WR Dontay Demus Jr. He is just 5 yards away from becoming the seventh Terrapin to reach 2,000 career yards. The others are Jermaine Lewis, Stefon Diggs, Torrey Smith, Darius Heyward-Bey, Jeroy Simon and DJ Moore.

FACTS AND FIGURES: Rutgers leads the Big Ten with five blocked punts, and Ohio State blocked a Maryland punt last week. … Tagovailoa became Maryland’s career leader in passing yards last weekend. He also tied Scott Milanovic for the career leader with 49 touchdown passes. … The Terrapins have lost seven straight games by one or less, their longest streak in 25 years. … Maryland has won 16 straight games without a loss. Rutgers is 9-1 since 2020 when playing without a turnover.

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