Setting the scene:
No. 18 Nebraska (8-2, 5-2) hosts Maryland (5-5, 2-5) on Saturday that could play a factor in both team's postseason.
Recruiting in the other's backyard:
- Maryland generally stays out of Nebraska. The Terrapins currently have zero players on their roster from the state.
- Nebraska currently has one player from the state of Maryland, junior linebacker Marcus Newby, a former three-star prospect who had an offer from the in-state squad.
It is late in the year and injuries hurting teams is not surprising. Both squads in our list have a projected quarterback who didn't start the year under center. Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong would have pushed the Huskers' offensive rating higher. Armstrong is a four-star prospect compared to Ryker Fyfe, who was a walk-on out of high school. Caleb Row is projected to start at Maryland, over Perry Hills.
2016 DEPTH CHART (With recruiting rating)
*Years = years out of high school, not with the team.
**Ratings are the newest available rating, so in the case a player went to JUCO, it is their JUCO rating, not HS rating.
MARYLAND PROJECTED OFFENSE
|NEBRASKA PROJECTED DEFENSE|
|QB||Caleb Row||5||DE||Freedom Akinmoladun||3|
|RB||Wes Brown||4||DT||Mick Stoltenberg||3|
|WR||Levern Jacobs||5||DT||Kevin Maurice||4|
|WR||D.J. Moore||2||DE||Ross Dzuris||5|
|WR||JTeldrick Morgan||5||OLB||Michael Rose-Ivey||5|
|LT||Mike Dunn||5||MIKE||Josh Banderas||4|
|LG||Mike Minter||4||OLB||Marcus Newby||4|
|C||Brendan Moore||3||CB||Joshua Kalu||3|
|RG||Terrance Davis||1||CB||Chris Jones||3|
|RT||Damian Prince||3||S||Kieron Williams||3|
|TE||Derrick Hayward||4||S||Nate Gerry||4|
|WISCONSIN PROJECTED DEFENSE||NEBRASKA PROJEFTED OFFENSE|
|DE||Roman Braglio||5||QB||Ryker Fyfe||5|
|NT||Azubuike Ukandu||5||RB||Terrell Newby||4|
|DT||Kingsley Opara||4||WR||Stanley Morgan||2|
|SAM||Jalen Brooks||4||WR||De'Mornay Pierson-El||3|
|NICKLE||Ravon Davis||2||WR||Jordan Westerkamp||5|
|WILL||Shane Cockerille||4||RT||David Knevel||4|
|MIKE||Jermaine Carter||3||RG||Tanner Farmer||3|
|CB||Alvin Hill||5||C||Dylan Utter||5|
|CB||JC Jackson||3||LG||Jerald Foster||3|
|S||Darnell Savage||2||LT||Nick Gates||3|
|S||Elijah Daniels||1||TE||Cethan Carter||5|