What are the most attractive and least attractive Maryland football predictions?

For the first time in more than 20 years, Maryland football fans can start considering bowl game travel before the calendar turns into November. The Terps (6-2 overall, 3-2 Big Ten) have racked up six wins earlier since the 2001 season, when they won 10-2 in Ralph Friedgen’s first year. They love to play in the big bowl as they did that year, when they went to the Orange Bowl, but with a very different outcome than Steve Spurrier’s blast loss to the Florida Gators.

There have been a few occasions since then that Maryland has been mentioned alongside bowling games or big-name opponents, but Mike Loxley’s team has put themselves in the mix and can continue to make their case this weekend, when they travel to Wisconsin.

Here’s a look at some of the predictions for the bowl game Terps and how attractive they are.

CBSSports and YahooSports: Duke’s Mayo Bowl vs. NC State

It’s not the least attractive scenario, but it’s not the most exciting either. Charlotte is a great, fast-growing city, but it’s not a tourist destination, so the travel attraction would probably be a six on a scale of 1 to 10. Likewise, a 24 Wolfpack (6-2 overall, 2-2 ACC) would be a solid opponent, but it’s not a sprinkler Enough to shoot ordinary fans. This would have been much more attractive a few years ago, with a chance to nail it to former Maryland AD Debbie Yow impeller before she retires as the Wolfpack ad.

Athlone Sports: Music City Bowl vs Arkansas: This is one of the most attractive options. Almost everyone loves a reason to go to Nashville. There are no ties or rivalries between the two schools, but Arkansas is a massive opponent of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Terps and the Razorbacks never played each other. Also, my two fan bases can live with the disappointment of winning the National Basketball Championship and then fade away.

ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura: Pinstripe Bowl vs. Notre Dame

This has two things: There are a lot of Maryland fans who live in or near New York—or are close and enjoy traveling there—and it’s an opportunity to recruit a big scalpel in the form of Notre Dame. The Irish are rebuilding under Marcus Freeman, but Locksley would like to win over them.

Having said that, Maryland was there last year, New York is cold and Notre Dame doesn’t achieve its usual level of character. It’s not bad, but it looks better than it is.

USA TODAY: Guaranteed Price Bowl vs Oklahoma

If you don’t remember which bowl, no one will blame you. In the past 25 years they’ve been known as: Copper Bowl, Insight.com Bowl, Insight Bowl, Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Cactus Bowl, Cheez-It Bowl and now (probably not for long) the guaranteed price bowl.

It’s the flip property of bowl games, but it’s warm in Phoenix, and there’s plenty to do in Arizona and Oklahoma, but it’ll be a chance to beat a blueblood opponent on the border. The Sooners (5-3 overall, 2-3 Big 12) dropped this year after losing Lincoln Riley and Caleb Williams to Southern Cal, but they’re still some of the top names on the list.

ESPN’s Mark Schlabach: Ball City Music vs South Carolina

This is good for several reasons. One, as mentioned above, is Nashville. Second, there are some connections between the two. Suburban, Maryland sends a lot of students to South Carolina. They’re also two programs with coaches Mike Locksley and Shane Beamer trying to get past the corner in their builds, so there’s little risk of one team mailing them off like Virginia Tech amid last year’s training change against Maryland.

They also competed for recruits more often and South Carolina Recruitment Coordinator Taylor Edwards worked in the same role in Maryland under Locksley. Gamecocks coach Shane Beamer was upset when Maryland turned on four-star quarterback Jayshawn Parham from him on his last signing day, as the two also reached the finals of the five-star DC Phnom Nichols Harbor.

College Football News: Quick Lane Bowl vs Eastern Michigan

Detroit in December, against the steering team of the Mac? My condolences to the Maryland ticket department trying to sell this ticket to fans.

Sports news: ReliaQuest Bowl vs. ReliaQuest Bowl. LSU

That’s what you’ve known as The Outback Bowl for the past 25 years, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Tampa isn’t Miami or Orlando, but it’s Florida, there’s a few things you can do there that’s a chance to get away from the cold. LSU (6-2 overall, 4-1 SEC) is a big-name opponent with a better track record than the other big names in The roster Maryland has head-butted with LSU’s here-the-thing recruiting path—they’d like to center St. Francis (Md.) Academy’s excellent Dashawn Womack Tigers, for example—and it’d be a big scalper.

Action Network (Brett McMurphy): Duke Mayo Powell vs Florida State

The Mayo Bowl is a popular Maryland pick. Decent ride, big opponent has a blah season. Mike Norville’s sub-0.500 score is often mentioned on hot seat rolls, so this would be a big game for the looms. And if Locksley can fire his players over something that happened before they pursued college football, then Maryland can avenge that ugly loss from 2013, when they ended the drought in the AP Poll, going to Tallahassee 24th and losing 63-0, tying their biggest ever loss. by a classified team.

Ovarian report: ReliaQuest Bowl opposite Mississippi

Across Bleacher Report’s Kerry Miller:

“Raise your hand if you got Maryland pencils two months ago as the fourth Big Ten to reach pot eligibility. Better not have any hands in the air… Maryland has a holiday this coming next week before the roughly three-week period ( in Wisconsin, in Pennsylvania, versus Ohio), but perhaps the Terps could steal one of those if Tagovailoa was able to use that goodbye to rehab and return to the field in November. They also finished the regular season with a home game against Rutgers they should win out, so maybe they have eight wins for the first time since 2010.”

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