There is something to be said about having a week off before delving into Big Ten Conference action.

That’s how the schedule falls for Maryland first-year coach DJ Durkin, whose surprising Terrapins are off this weekend after opening 3-0.

When Maryland returns, it hosts Purdue on Oct. 1.

“The timing works out well for us,” Durkin said Tuesday. “We can rest up a few guys and, more than anything, continue to improve on work on areas we need to get better at as a team. There are plenty of those.”

Urban Meyer, coach of No. 2 Ohio State, also has a weekend off. He would, however, prefer to build on the momentum created by a 3-0 start.

“I’m one of those guys that kind of wish we could keep going,” Meyer said. “I wish (the bye) was a little later in the year, but I don’t spend a whole lot of time thinking about it.”