2015 NCAA Football: Ranking Big Ten Week One Games

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11. RICHMOND @ MARYLAND (Sept. 5, 11 a.m. CT) ESPNU

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Richmond Spiders are from the Colonial Athletic Association and finished the season with a 9-5 record, 5-3 in conference and finished fourth in the CAA. They bring with them this 2015 season a receiving duo that rivals any in the country in any division of football. Senior Reggie Diggs and junior Brian Brown combined for 2,246 yards and 11 touchdowns. Redshirt junior David Broadus moves into the starting role at quarterback this season, taking the reigns of the 20th ranked offense of FCS last year and the eighth-best passing attack in the country. The Spiders are looking to contend for a CAA championship and a huge upset over Maryland would give them the boost that they would need.

Maryland is coming off their first year as a member of the Big Ten, finishing their inaugural year third in the East division with a 4-4 record and 7-6 overall. The Terrapins will have to find a viable receiving threat, as star wide out Stefon Diggs who was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings. Senior Caleb Rowe looks to be the man under center to try to get the Terrapins to contend for a spot in the Big Ten Championship game. It won’t be easy as their Big Ten schedule is as tough as it gets.

Look for the Terrapins to beat the Spiders and kick off the 2015 season off on the right foot.

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