Cover Photo: G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images


One of the most interesting college football lines heading into Week 1 is No. 23 Texas at Maryland, but it's not for a positive reason. 


With the recent controversy and ongoing turbulence in College Park over Maryland head coach DJ Durkin's future, Texas has a great chance to blow this one out of the water. 

The current line via FanDuel is Texas (-13.5), and I think just shy of two touchdowns is still a generous line given the circus-level distractions that will be carrying over into Saturday's kickoff at Maryland as they attempt to cover against the Longhorns. 


On the other sideline, Texas head coach Tom Herman is looking to raise some eyebrows this season, as his Longhorns will need to pour it on against every opponent possible if they want a realistic shot of making this season's College Football Playoff. 


Of course, there's always a chance that the Maryland football team and community use the recent scandal as a rallying cry and come together through football to give Texas a run for their money, but I just don't see that happening under these circumstances. 

This is not to mention that news of Durkin's termination could (and should) be looming any day now, and that's bound to shake things up for the worse for Maryland.


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