Data via NCAA.com database. Team stats only.
Things Maryland exels at:
|Sacks Allowed per game||13||0.75|
|Team Tackles for loss||20||7.8|
This is a small list. And I am being generous putting an item here ranked #40 as "excel". We all know about Will Likely. DO NOT KICK TO WILL LIKELY!!!! Less known was despite all their offensive woes Maryland does not give up a lot of sacks (their QBs prefer to throw quick INTs), and their defense does one thing well - get sacks and TFLs.
And ... that's about all Maryland can do well.
Things Maryland does not excel at:
|4th down conversion %||107||13|
|4th down conversion D||86||14|
|Passed Had Intercepted||127||12|
|Passing Yards Allowed||101||267|
|Time of Possession||105||26:29|
NCAA stats is even more cruel to Maryland than advanced stats (S&P+) with that 107th ranked defense. You can choose to run on them (100th) or pass (101st). They take a lot of penalties. When the offense has the ball their passing game is bad. Any time they throw the ball it is essentially a coin flip if it will be a completion. Caleb rowe has a huge arm but loves to throw INTs. Hence they don't have the ball much. And oh yeah when they punt you can usually make up 5+ yds of field position. (But when you punt to them they tend to make up 20 yds of field position - so just dont do that) They suck at 4th down defense so my advice is to GO for it and DO NOT KICK TO WILL LIKELY!