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Michigan Wolves second coach Mike Zordich spoke to the media on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in Ann Arber.
Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press

Free-lance sports writers predict winner in Saturday's Big Ten football game between Michigan and Maryland:

Michigan in Maryland

Match: No. 15 Wolverines (6 – 2, 3-2 Big Ten) at Terrapins (3-5, 1-4)

Kickoff: Lunch, Saturday, Maryland Stadium, College Park, Maryland.

TV / Radio: ABC; WWJ-AM (950), WTKA-AM (1050).

Line: Michigan to 21.

Jeff Seidel

The Werewolves put all the pieces together against Notre Dame and they will continue to roll against Maryland, a team that gave up 59 against Pen State, 52 points against Minnesota and 40 against Purdue. This will become a festival with a status of pads and grades. Choice: Michigan 48, Maryland 10

[ Michigan vs. Maryland: Scouting report, prediction ]

Rainer Sabin

Jim Harbaugh's Buy was reborn after the breakup of Notre Dame. Michigan is playing its best entry in Week 10. Maryland, meanwhile, is playing its worst. The Terpins have dropped five of their last six games and have not been competitive in three of those defeats. Mike Locksley's backstory against Josh Gatis adds intrigue to this otherwise ridiculous coincidence. Choice: Michigan 42, Maryland 14

[ Rainer Sabin’s Week 10 Big Ten football predictions ]

Sean Windsor ] Josh Gattis and Maryland head coach Mike Locksley worked at Nick Saban in Alabama a year ago. Lockley called the plays. Gatis came up with a plan. Now Gatis has to do both. He doesn't need much of a plan against the Terrapins. He has more talent. Choice: Michigan 38, Maryland 13

Orion Sang

The U-M offense is round in shape and should be able to hold up against Maryland's defense. In the meantime, Michigan's defense has just carried a foul in the top 10 of the team down to the first string to seven points – and those points came during a driver prolonged by questionable criminal interference. The odds are that Maryland will not be able to do much better. Select: Michigan 41, Maryland 10