When and where is the Gophers vs. Maryland game?
11 a.m. Saturday, Maryland Stadium
Records: Minnesota (3-0), Maryland (2-1)
What channel is the Gophers vs. Maryland game on?
Radio: KFAN-FM 100.3
Who has the edge between Gophers and Maryland?
Gophers offense vs. Maryland defense: Minnesota's total offense is ranked 97th in the country with 374 yards per game. QB Zack Annexstad shook off a left ankle injury to complete 60 percent of his passes for 142 yards and two touchdowns in the 26-3 win over Miami (Ohio) last week. The true freshman, who is expected to play Saturday, has no interceptions in 79 attempts this season. RB Bryce Williams filled in for injured Rodney Smith with 33 carries for 141 yards. WR Tyler Johnson tied a career high with three touchdowns as well as 133 yards against Miami last week, but no other receiver had more than 15 yards vs. Redhawks. ... Maryland's rushing defense is 27th in the country. Tre Watson, an all-Big Ten player at Illinois in 2016, leads team with 28 tackles. Coach P.J. Fleck raved about safety Darnell Savage Jr., whom he compared to Antoine Winfield Jr. Savage has a team-high four tackles for lost yards and an interception. Byron Cowart was a top recruit in 2015 class; he transferred from Auburn and has a sack this season. EDGE: Maryland
Gophers defense vs. Maryland offense: Minnesota's defense has been lights-out through nonconference play, ranking in the top 10 in the country in yards (256.3) and points allowed (9.0). LB Blake Cashman continues to lead team with 21 total tackles. The U has four interceptions this season, tied for 17th in the nation. CB Antonio Shenault's first career pick was returned 42 yards against Miami. DE Carter Coughlin had two sacks against Miami and leads team with three. ... QB Kasim Hill heads a Maryland passing offense that is ranked 118th in country with 149 yards a game. RB Anthony McFarland leads team with 8.5 yards per carry, while RB Lorenzo Harrison, who has an 8.4-yard average, is expected to play after missing last week. Two of Maryland's best players are tackles Damian Prince and Derwin Gray; without those top NFL prospects last week, the Terps gave up seven sacks in a loss to Temple. They are expected to play Saturday. With electric WR D.J. Moore in the NFL, no Maryland's receivers have more than 100 yards receiving. WR Jeshaun Jones, however, became the first freshman since Marcus Mariota in 2012 to have a passing, rushing and receiving scores in first career game. EDGE: Gophers
Special teams: P Jacob Herbers placed four punts inside the 20-yard line against Miami, two inside the 5. Fleck called him the player of the game. K Emmit Carpenter is 5 for 6 on field goals this season, including 2 for 2 from plus-50 yards. ... Maryland KR Ty Johnson is averaging 26 yards per return and returned one for a touchdown last year. LB Jesse Aniebonam returned a blocked punt 45 yards for a touchdown against Bowling Green. EDGE: Gophers
Prediction: Minnesota, a 2-1/2-point underdog, will be playing its first road game of the season. For a young team, it will be a soft landing in a quiet venue. After upsetting Texas, Maryland betrayed their shortcomings in a 35-14 loss to Temple last week.Gophers, 24-21