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Penn State Football: Maryland And Penn State By The Numbers

by on July 01, 2014 2:30 PM

With Maryland and Rutgers now officially members of the Big Ten conference as of midnight on Monday it means James Franklin and his staff will have two more teams on the radar each and every year.

While Franklin has won his fair share of fights on the recruiting trail over the past several months, it's safe to say the Big Ten's newest members will be gunning for wins on the field as well.

Traditionally Maryland has taken more shots than it has given against Penn State over the years. Times may have changed for both programs but the history hasn't. Here's a look at Penn State and Maryland by the numbers.

35-1-1: The most basic figure to know for the battle between the two schools. The series began in 1917 and the two teams played their last contest in 1993. 

1961: The last time Maryland picked up a win against Penn State with a 21-17 victory in only the seventh meeting between the two teams. The Terps won the game in College Park, Md. and would come close to winning several more times before the eventual 13-13 tie in Baltimore in 1989.

10: The number of times Penn State has scored 40 or more points against Maryland over the course of the series. That figure stretches from a 57-0 victory to open the series in 1917 all the way until a 70-7 win in the most recent meeting in 1993.

17: The total number of times Maryland has been held to single-digit scoring against Penn State over the course of the series. The Terps have in fact been held to no points at all on six occasions but that hasn't happened since 1970. On a similar note, Maryland has only broken the 20 point mark four times in series history.

24: Penn State and Maryland have always faced off near the end of the season, a total of 24 games falling in the month of November. The two programs have only played once in December and played as early as September 11 in 1982.

3: Representing the value of a field goal, Maryland has come close to picking up more than a single victory in the series but missed kicks have doomed the Terps. In 1985 two missed kicks doomed Maryland to a 20-18 loss and in 1975 a 42-yard potential winner hit the upright.

10: The total number of games decided by a touchdown or less. Despite the lopsided nature of the series and the often lopsided score, Maryland has held its own in a fair number of games. 

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Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for StateCollege.com. He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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