Maryland (5-3, 2-3) at No. 3 Michigan (8-0, 5-0)

When: Saturday, 3:30 p.m.


Site: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Video: ESPN

Radio: 105.7 FM, 980 AM; also available on TuneIn, satellite radio (Channel 135 Sirius and 195 on XM)

Series: Michigan leads 4-1

What's at stake: Perhaps there will be some revenge for the Michigan players who remember losing to the Terps two years ago in Brady Hoke's last season coaching the Wolverines. Maryland goes in for the second straight week trying to become bowl-eligible, but as more than four-touchdown underdogs, a second straight win at The Big House seems a very long shot.

Key matchup: The Terps vs. Jabrill Peppers. Listed as a linebacker and defensive back, the 6-1, 205-pound junior played 10 positions in last week's 32-23 win over Michigan State. He made seven tackles, carried five times for 24 yards and a touchdown, and picked up a fumble during a Spartans' two-point conversion and returned it 97 yards. The Terps will have to be aware of Peppers at all times.

Player(s) to watch: The easy answer might be Peppers or quickly developing Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight, who has gone from benchwarmer to emerging star with a 62.8 percent completion rate (behind only Maryland's Perry Hills in the Big Ten) with 13 touchdowns and three interceptions. But don't ignore Maryland's dynamic duo at running back of sophomore Ty Johnson and freshman Lorenzo Harrison Jr., both of whom are capable of breaking off long touchdown runs.

—Don Markus

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