Monday, June 13, 2016

Maryland Football: Season opener to kickoff at noon against Howard

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland -- The Maryland football team is set to begin the D.J. Durkin era in less than three months.

The Terrapins will take the field against Howard on Sept. 3 for a noon kickoff, according to a press release. The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.

Maryland has never faced Howard despite the schools being separated by only six miles. The Terps have been victorious in their last six season openers, which have included wins against Florida International, James Madison, and Richmond over the past three seasons.

The matchup with Howard gets the Durkin era started with a relatively easy challenge. The Bison finished the 2015 season with a 1-10 record with their only triumph being a 55-9 rout of Savannah State on Halloween.

Howard plays in the MEAC conference and hasn’t had a winning season since going 6-5 back in 2004.

After facing Howard, Maryland will travel to Miami for a matchup with Florida International. The game will be played on Fri., Sept. 9 and will take place under the lights as kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.


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