Maryland has yet to make a decision on whether quarterback C.J. Brown will play against No. 20 Ohio State on Saturday. However, Brown has been practicing this week and has looked good in practice, according to sources.
Brown suffered a sprained left wrist during the Terrapins' win over Indiana last week. Brown has completed 57 percent of his passes for 996 yards and seven touchdowns with three interceptions. He leads Maryland (4-1) with 266 rushing yards and five TDs.
If Brown does not play, Maryland will turn to backup quarterback Caleb Rowe, who was 12 of 18 for 198 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions after replacing Brown against the Hoosiers.
Maryland announced that Saturday's home game against the Buckeyes is sold out.
It's the first sellout at Byrd Stadium since Nov. 22, 2008, when Maryland played Florida State in front of an announced 51,620.
"I think it's great," coach Randy Edsall said. "Hopefully we can continue to do it. We appreciate all the people coming out. We appreciate the hard work of the people here at the university doing what they've done to make it happen. Hopefully we can start to do that on a consistent basis."
The Terps' attendance is up 25 percent from a year ago, which is the largest increase among schools in one of the Power 5 conferences. Season ticket sales are also up 25 percent.
As of Wednesday night, weather.com was calling for rain during Maryland's game against Ohio State Saturday and had the likelihood of it raining at 90 percent. But that percentage was down to 20 percent Thursday.
Kickoff is at noon. The game will be televised nationally on ABC.
Maryland will wear its "Pride 2.0" uniforms, which consist of red jerseys, red pants and hand-painted helmets Saturday.
The Terps wore the uniforms against West Virginia and Clemson last year.
Players of the week
Sophomore running back Joe Riddle (offense), sophomore inside linebacker Abner Logan (defense) and freshman running back Zac Morton (special teams) were selected as Maryland's scout team players of the week.
Morton has been named special teams scout team player of the week each of the last two weeks.
Logan, who is suspended but will have a chance to appeal his suspension next week, was named special teams scout team player of the week earlier in the season.
Maryland's game captains Saturday will be wide receiver Marcus Leak (offense), inside linebacker Cole Farrand (defense) and safety Anthony Nixon (special teams).
Fullback Kenny Goins (Gilman) will carry the American flag as the Terps exit the tunnel. Defensive end Roman Braglio will carry the Maryland flag.