Michigan football handles Maryland, 59-18, to reach 10th win of season

Wolverines now 10-1 heading into Ohio State week

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND - NOVEMBER 20: Luke Schoonmaker #86 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown in the first half against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium on November 20, 2021 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) (Greg Fiume, 2021 Getty Images)

Michigan took care of business Saturday at Maryland, beating the Terrapins, 59-18.

Maryland did their best to keep up the battle in the 2nd half, trying to tighten the score near the end of the 3rd quarter. But the deficit was too much to overcome while they had no answer for Michigan’s offense.

The Wolverines slammed down the hammer in the 4th quarter to cruise to their 10th win of the season. It’s their fourth 10-win season under coach Jim Harbaugh since he took over in 2015.

This was a game No. 8 Michigan (10-1) had to be careful not to overlook as they prepare for the big showdown with No. 4 Ohio State (10-1) next Saturday in Ann Arbor.

The game against the Buckeyes has Big Ten Conference and College Football Playoff implications for both schools. Michigan has not beaten Ohio State since 2011.

Earlier Saturday, Ohio State dominated Michigan State (9-2), 56-7. The Spartans are the only team to dish the Wolverines a loss this season.

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