Adding Maryland and Rutgers will be like adding water to a bland curry.
College football, for the most part, sucks to watch live. It is 11 minutes of action, spread across three hours. For college games, that means three hours crammed onto an aluminum bench space (that may or may not accommodate a standard-sized ass), exposed to the elements, with a poor sight-line, no alcohol and arduous food and facilities access. That’s not to mention getting there and parking, which can be a hassle for college venues. The prime pull of the live experience is tailgating, which one can do independently.
Watching college football on television has improved, dramatically, at a time when the cost of going to a live game has increased, dramatically. The sport is in high definition. Unlike 30 years ago, nearly every game is televised. For what one would pay for two season tickets (with ancillary costs factored in), one could buy a very nice television. Perhaps even some elaborate grilling tools. A “college football” fan can watch and track multiple games of national import. There’s almost no rational incentive to go to the game. It’s no longer a surprise when fans opt not to do so.
There is no turning back from here.