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Ohio State player on Terps: 'We're going to welcome them to the Big Ten'

Jeff Heuerman
(Fred Squillante/Columbus Dispatch/MCT)

For Maryland, Saturday's home game against Ohio State is big, a chance to knock off one of the power teams in the Big Ten and an opportunity for the Terps to establish themselves even more as a viable threat in their new conference.

Ohio State, though, is used to being the favorite -- with less prestigious teams looking to knock the Buckeyes off.

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"We're going to go there, and we're going to welcome them to the Big Ten," Ohio State tight end Jeff Heuerman told reporters after the Buckeyes' practice Wednesday. "We're going to go on the road, and it's going to be a big game, and we're going to show them what Big Ten football is, and hopefully it'll come out in our favor."

This is Maryland's first conference home game as a member of the Big Ten. It comes against a perennial national championship contender and a team with arguably the richest history in the Big Ten.

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"They're saying it's one of the biggest games in Maryland history," Heuerman said. "Whatever that means."

Ohio State (3-1) is a nine-point favorite over the Terps (4-1), according to ESPN.

"We'll show you what's up," Heuerman said.

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