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ESPN analyst Todd McShay a fan of Terps fullback Kenny Goins

Kenny Goins
(Mitch Stringer, USA TODAY Sports)

ESPN NFL draft analyst Todd McShay will be part of the crew calling Maryland's game against Ohio Saturday on ABC.

To get a better feel for both teams, McShay spent part of this week watching film of the Terps' and Buckeyes' previous games.

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One of the players McShay apparently liked was Maryland fullback and Gilman alum Kenny Goins.

"Maryland FB Kenneth Goins making quick rise to top of my favorite players on tape list," McShay tweeted Thursday. "No. 30 is gonna find contact when he's on the field!"

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Goins is primarily used as a blocker, but the Terps also use him as a ball-carrier some. Goins has contributed as a pass-catcher the past two years as well.

This year, Goins has picked up 38 yards on nine carries, and he has four catches for 33 yards and a touchdown.

Goins had a 16-yard catch-and-run to convert a fourth-and-1 against Indiana last week.

Goins also continues to be a core player for Maryland on special teams, and he blocked a punt against South Florida that helped the Terps come away with a win despite trailing entering the fourth quarter.

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Goins will be challenged Saturday, though, as he tries to help Maryland run the ball and hold up in pass protection against a talented Ohio State defensive line led by defensive end Joey Bosa and defensive tackle Michael Bennett.

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