Looking ahead: Maryland

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

It’s come to this: The Terps are the underdogs this Saturday at Duke. The most newsworthy thing that might happen in the second half of their season is that a quarterback not named Chris Turner gets sacked. Not that Maryland should give up hope in the second half of the season, but it’s probably a good time to start getting some younger players who will be counted upon next year some experience. The Terps have five games left to find four wins. Three of them are road trips, and one is a home game against Virginia Tech. The future doesn’t look bright in the second half for Maryland.

Best case scenario: Maryland proves its doubters wrong at Duke this weekend, uses the bye week to heal and get healthy, and beats NC State on the road. They play the role of spoiler in the season finale against Boston College, just like the Eagles did to them last year. The Terps finish with a 4-4 conference record.

Worst case scenario: Maryland doesn’t win another game and nobody in the program or outside of it seems to care enough to do anything about it.

Prediction: The Terps find another win or two on their schedule, but they don’t go bowling.