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Maryland a sizable favorite heading into regular-season finale vs. Rutgers

Baltimore Sun Media Group sports reporter Matt Zenitz talks about Maryland's 23-16 win over Michigan. (Kevin Richardson/BSMG)

The Maryland football team is a nine-point favorite heading into Saturday's regular season finale against Rutgers in College Park, according to ESPN.

The Terps improved to 7-4, including 4-3 in the Big Ten, with a 23-16 win at Michigan on Saturday.

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Rutgers (6-5, 2-5) has dropped four of its past five games after beginning the season 5-1, and the Scarlet Knights are 0-3 in conference road games.

Rutgers has four losses at the hands of teams that were ranked as recently as last week — Ohio State, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Michigan State.

However, the Scarlet Knights rank just 93rd nationally in scoring offense and 90th in scoring defense. Former Maryland head coach Ralph Friedgen is their offensive coordinator.

Rutgers fell, 45-3, at Michigan State last week.

Saturday's game will begin at 3:30 and will be broadcast on ESPNU.

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