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Terps vs. Rutgers: The Absolutely 100% Guaranteed Prediction*

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Before each game we’ll give Five Reasons to Be Concerned, Five Reasons to Feel Good, and The Absolutely 100% Guaranteed Prediction.* We gave you the bad stuff, then the good stuff. Now here’s this week’s pick.

Why Rutgers Could Win
They owe Maryland one. Two years ago Rutgers made the Top 10 for only the second time in their history, and then promptly lost to Maryland in Piscataway.

This year, after a bad loss in week one they’ve won two in a row. They haven’t looked great, but they’ve won.

Why Maryland Could Win
This is the kind of game in which Ralph Friedgen and Chris Turner shine. As soon as you count them out, they win. If Fridge can’t rally the troops this week the season may be lost.

The Absolutely 100% Guaranteed Prediction*
Two weeks ago we told you Maryland would score 35 points and in regulation they scored 34. Last week we told you Maryland would score 31 and they scored 31. Call your bookie.

The SWAGLESS prediction:
Maryland 23, Rutgers 20.

* Guarantee not valid in Piscataway or anywhere else

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Terps vs. Rutgers: Five Reasons to Feel Good

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Before each game we’ll give Five Reasons to Be Concerned, Five Reasons to Feel Good, and The Absolutely 100% Guaranteed Prediction.* We gave you the bad stuff. Now here’s the good stuff.

1. Rutgers Is Bad Too
The Scarlet Knights are 2-1 but the wins are a rout of Howard and an 8-point win against Florida International. The loss was 47-15 embarrassment at home against Cincinnati.

2. Torrey Smith
The WR and kick returner is a STAR. Last week he had five catches for 165 yards and two TDs. If they double him a deep receiving corps gets more opportunities. If they try man coverage he could have another huge day.

3. Turner Loves Rutgers
His career really started in the 2007 game at Rutgers. RU was ranked #10 at the time, Chris Turner came in for an injured Jordan Steffy and led the Terps to the 27-17 upset. Since then he has started 23 of 24 games for Maryland.

4. History 201: The Meaning of 1-2
Under Ralph Friedgen, the Terps have started 1-2 three times before this year. In ’05 they struggled to a 5-6 record. But in ’03 they rallied to go 10-3 and destroy West Virginia 41-7 in the Gator Bowl. In ’02 they finished 11-3 and beat Tennessee 30-3 in the Peach Bowl. I’m not saying that they’ll win 10 games this year, I’m just saying that Friedgen knows how to turn it around.

5. The Rutgers QB
When the season started fifth-year senior Dominic Natale was the QB, but after a horrible first half against Cincinnati he was replaced by true freshman Tom Savage. Savage played well against Howard and Florida International but was hurt late in the FIU game and is questionable for the Maryland game.

* Guarantee not valid in Piscataway or anywhere else

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Terps vs. James Madison: The Absolutely 100% Guaranteed Prediction*

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Before each game we’ll give Five Reasons to Be Concerned, Five Reasons to Feel Good, and The Absolutely 100% Guaranteed Prediction.* We gave you the bad stuff, then the good stuff. Now here’s this week’s pick.

Why JMU Could Win
That’s what they do, win games. They’re a Top 10 team in 1-AA and made the playoffs in four of the last five seasons. And after the CAA went 2-0 against the ACC last week they won’t be intimidated.

Why Maryland Could Win
Speed, strength, and anger will all be in the Terps favor. Da’Rel Scott and Morgan Green should have some big holes to hit and that will end up giving Chris Turner plenty of time to find his speedy receivers in single coverage.

The Absolutely 100% Guaranteed Prediction*
The Terps could easily lay an egg, they’ve done it before. But they have too much size, too much speed, and too much to play for this weekend. JMU will get a steady diet of Scott and he should have over 100 yards and a couple scores. The Swagless prediction: Maryland 34, JMU 17.

* Guarantee not valid in Utah or anywhere else

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Terps vs. James Madison: Five Reasons to Feel Good

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Before each game we’ll give Five Reasons to Be Concerned, Five Reasons to Feel Good, and The Absolutely 100% Guaranteed Prediction.* We gave you the bad stuff. Now here’s the good stuff.

1. Anger
If this team isn’t furious after last week’s performance than this season is over already. They should be dying to get back on the field and prove what kind of team they really are.

2. Size Matters
The offensive line was dominated by Cal’s defense last week. This week they’ll be a facing a Dukes roster that has ONE defensive lineman over 270. Maryland has 13 offensive linemen over 300 pounds. This exactly what the Terps need to get the line on track.

3. They Got Skillz
Maryland is loaded at the skill positions. The running backs are deep and itching to put up big numbers after not getting much of an opportunity at Cal. The coaches have said all summer that they can go seven-deep at wide receiver. Chris Turner is in his third season as a starter. If the o-line plays better than last week the Terps should be able to rack up some points.

4. Back at Byrd
Traveling from coast to coast is not easy. Tonight the Terps will walk to the game and have the home crowd on their side. Of course they’re playing James Madison so it won’t be a packed house, but still.

5. Bowls Beat Championships
Sure, Madison is in the top ten in the Football Championship Subdivision and Maryland is far from Also Receiving Votes in the Football Bowl Subdivision but D1 > 1-AA.

* Guarantee not valid in Utah or anywhere else

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