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Playing an Unranked Team, at Night, at Home

Through 10 games, correctly predicting the outcome of Maryland’s games has depended on three factors: Who they play, where they play and when they play.

Against ranked teams, Maryland is 4-0.
Against unranked teams, Maryland is 3-3.

At home, Maryland is 6-0.
On the road, Maryland is 1-3.

In the afternoon, Maryland is 7-0.
At night, Maryland is 0-3.

Using that as a guide, how do you determine the winner Saturday? Maryland will play an unranked team, which favors FSU, at night, which favors FSU, but at Byrd Stadium, which favors Maryland.

One trend should end Saturday. Which one?

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 18, 2008; 11:40 AM ET
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"One trend should end Saturday. Which one?"

Incorrect. TWO trends will end Saturday: night games and unranked foes... ;)

Posted by: sargeantmofo | November 18, 2008 12:33 PM | Report abuse

At home, Maryland is 6-0.
On the road, Maryland is 1-3.

Posted by: UnitedWeStand | November 18, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

While the trends are interesting, and make for really cute articles about who should or shouldn't win, they need to be ignored in this one situation; assuming the players give a flip about winning the ACC.

If the players give a flip, toss the trends out. If they don't show up, then the home record goes goodbye.


May want to look into our blackout and/or black uniform records...

Posted by: ckstevenson | November 18, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

If Maryland can't get "up" for this game, they don't deserve to be the conference champs, even though that would still be a possibility. But I think they will get "up" for it and win:

MD 24
FS 17

Posted by: gburggal | November 18, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Eric,

Correct me if I'm wrong but I remember the first time Maryland beat FSU at home, the temperature was below 50 or around 40 degrees and we beat them two years ago when it was similar conditions to what it will be on Saturday night. Considering it's going to be around freezing at game time and FSU is a warm climate school, that should even up the score as far as the stats you have posted.

Posted by: DiehardTerp | November 18, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

I also agree with the blackout record. We should be having a Red Alert consdiering our school colors are red and white. Does anyone else agree with me on this?

Posted by: DiehardTerp | November 18, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

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