College Football TV Schedule 2019: Where to Watch Maryland vs. Ohio State, TV Channel, Live Stream and Odds

Less than a week after being ranked as the best team in the country, Ohio State looks to strengthen its grip on a college football playoff place when it hosts Maryland on Saturday.

The Buckeyes debuted at No.1 in the first CFP ranking of the year on Tuesday, marking the first time they have held top spot since the playoffs were introduced five years ago.

Ranked third in both the Associated Press Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches' polls, Ohio State has looked utterly dominant throughout the season, outscoring opponents by 323 points so far—the only Power 5 team with a differential of over 300—en route to an 8-0 record.

The Buckeyes have defeated Wisconsin and Cincinnati—who rank 13th and 20th in the CFP poll respectively—so far this season, and in Justin Fields, Chase Young and J.K. Dobbins they have three legitimate Heisman Trophy candidates.

"When you watch Ohio State, they have performed at a very consistent level," Rob Mullens, the athletics director at the University of Oregon and CFP Selection Committee chair, said on Tuesday after the ranking was released.

Since the CFP was introduced in 2014, 11 of the 20 semifinalists were included in the top four in the first weekly ranking.

Over the last two seasons, six of the eight semifinalists made the top four in the committee's first release.

Before the ranking was released, however, Ohio State coach Ryan Day suggested neither he nor his players would pay too much attention to it.

"It's for the fans," the 40-year-old said in his press conference on Tuesday, as per The Columbus Dispatch.

"I don't think it means anything to us. If we lose this week, we're not going to be in the top four. It [the ranking] doesn't really matter if we don't continue to win."

Continuing to win is something Ohio State shouldn't have too many problem doing against Maryland, who is on a four-game losing streak.
After winning their first two games of the season, the Terrapins have fallen to 3-6 and are 1-5 against Big Ten opponents.

The Buckeyes, on the other hand, have allowed only 38 points in their five wins against Big Ten teams this season and arrive into the game as 42.5-point favorite.

Day, however, insisted Maryland shouldn't be underestimated, particularly after it came within a two-point conversion in overtime of beating Ohio State a year ago.

The Buckeyes eventually escaped with a 52-51 win and Day warned the Terrapins' rushing game remained a threat.

″[We] know how dangerous their running game is," he said. "It was only a year ago that they ran for 300 yards."

All the same, the chances of Maryland upsetting the No.1 program in the nation appear very slim.

The Terrapins have allowed 413.8 total yards and 30 points per game, ominous figures ahead of their matchup against a team that ranks sixth in total offense and third in points scored per game.

Here's all you need to know ahead of Saturday.

Justin Fields, Ohio State
Justin Fields #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes calls signals against the Wisconsin Badgers at Ohio Stadium on October 26 in Columbus, Ohio. Jamie Sabau/Getty

When and where is the game?

The Ohio State Buckeyes host the Maryland Terrapins at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, November 9.

Kick-off is scheduled for 12 p.m. ET.

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast nationally on FOX.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via FOX's digital platforms and via the FOX Sports GO app as well as via fuboTV.

Series record

Saturday is only the sixth meeting between the two programs, with Ohio successful in all five previous encounters.

Last year, the Buckeyes defeated the Terrapins on the road by a point, winning 52-51 in College Park, Maryland.


According to BetOnline, Ohio State is a 42.5-point favorite and is 22/25 to cover the spread, while the over/under line in terms of total points scored is set at 63.5.

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Dan Cancian is currently a reporter for Newsweek based in London, England. Prior to joining Newsweek in January 2018, he was a news and business reporter at International Business Times UK. Dan has also written for The Guardian and The Observer. 

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