Coming off the heels of last week’s almost-stunning upset against Ohio State, the Maryland Terrapins (5-6) welcome the No. 12 ranked Penn State Nittany Lions (8-3) to College Park in a Big Ten matchup on Saturday afternoon.
The game is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast nationally on ABC. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including ABC (live in select markets, but even if it isn’t included in your market, you’ll be able to watch the game on the ESPN digital platforms with your Hulu credentials).
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and if ABC is live in your market, you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app. If ABC isn’t live in your market, scroll down to the “ESPN Platforms” section to see where you can watch.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
Although ABC isn’t technically part of the Sling TV package, you can sign up for a free 7-day trial of the “Sling Orange” bundle, which includes ESPN3, and you’ll then be able to watch a live stream of the game on the ESPN digital platforms (see next section).
You can watch a live stream of the game on your computer via ESPN.com, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the ESPN app. Games on ABC (labeled as ESPN3) can be watched for free without cable if you have a participating internet service provider (ISP), but even if you don’t have a participating ISP, you can still sign use your Hulu or Sling TV (or other cable TV) credentials to sign in and watch the game on the ESPN digital platforms.
Penn State’s offense has noticeably slowed down this season. Averaging 411.5 total yards for this season, the Nittany Lions have only mustered 343 and 322-yard performances respectively over the past two weeks against Wisconsin and Rutgers.
The Terrapins held leads of 14 points twice last week against the Buckeyes. Both times, Ohio State came back to tie the game. In overtime, Maryland scored to make it a 52-51 game, but failed on the two-point conversion attempt that would have secured the upset.
Interim head coach Matt Canada made the call on the two-point attempt. Canada will look to come back this week and has a gameplan13 for stopping the Penn State attack, led by quarterback Trace McSorley.
“Offensively, it starts with him, but they’ve got an awful lot of good players around him. They make plays. They run the football. They’ve got good talent on the edge. They go up and make plays. We’ll see what the weather is like Saturday. That could be challenging and that could have something to do with everything.”
Maryland leads the nation in interceptions this season with 18, a vast improvement in comparison to last season. The Terrapins have proven they can force turnovers and hang in games when needed, but have still struggled against ranked opponents. Before last week’s 51-point explosion, the Terrapins had just three combined points in their previous two games against ranked Iowa and Michigan State.
McSorley, like Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins last week, is a threat to both pass and utilize his legs to move the defense. McSorley is also effective from in deep with nine rushing touchdowns this season.
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