Michigan travels to Maryland this weekend after it’s back-to-back top 10 showdowns and while this shouldn’t be an overly difficult game for the Wolverines, it’s still an important game as the season winds down.
The two programs have only played eight times, with five of them coming since the Terrapins joined the Big Ten. During Jim Harbaugh’s tenure at U-M, the teams have played four times, with Michigan winning each game.
The Wolverines lead the overall series 7-1, the only loss coming in 2014.
Here’s a look back at the four meetings with Harbaugh at the helm:
2018: Michigan 42, Maryland 21 in Ann Arbor
Michigan let Maryland hang around in this one, taking only a 17-7 lead into halftime. Things changed quickly in the third quarter though as U-M built out its lead before blowing out the Terps.
Ty Johnson had a 98-yard kick-return touchdown, but outside of that, the Michigan defense did a good job slowing down the Maryland offense.
Karan Higdon ran for more than 100 yards while Shea Patterson threw for 282 yards and three touchdowns.
2017: Michigan 35, Maryland 10 in College Park
This one was over by halftime. The Wolverines took a 28-0 lead and never looked back. Higdon and Chris Evans combined for 130 yards and two scores, and Brandon Peters threw two more touchdown passes.
David Long and Khaleke Hudson each recorded interceptions.
2016: Michigan 59, Maryland 3 in Ann Arbor
Another blowout, Michigan put up 660 yards of total offense, nearly doubling Maryland’s output. De’Veon Smith ran for 114 yards and three touchdowns, Wilton Speight threw for 362 yards and two scores and ran for a touchdown.
Maryland’s only points came on a 37-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.
2015: Michigan 28, Maryland 0 in College Park
The Wolverines got revenge for its 2014 loss, shutting out the Terrapins. Michigan’s defense held Maryland to 105 yards of total offense and only 29 rushing yards.
Jehu Chesson had a 66-yard touchdown run to break this one open. Drake Johnson also had a quality game, running for 68 yards and a score. Maryland starting quarterback Caleb Rowe threw for 47 yards and three interceptions.