The Maryland Terrapins football schedule for the 2013 season, their last as a part of the ACC, was released, with the feature game coming on September 21 against the rival West Virginia Mountaineers at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium.
Given the opponent and the location, that is sure to be a game that attracts a lot of attention and could even sell out. It will be a terrific atmosphere before, during and after the game at one of the best NFL stadiums and locations in the country.
Maryland opens up the season on August 31, hosting Florida International. They are at home again the following Saturday against Old Dominion before traveling up I-95 to take on the Connecticut Huskies, which all leads up to the big showdown against the Mountaineers.
ACC play then opens up in a big way on October 5 with the Terps traveling to Tallahasee to take on the Florida State Seminoles. Maryland will then host Virginia, quite possibly the last time to the two rivals will meet on the football field.
Maryland will play at Wake Forest on October 19 before returning home for back-to-back matchups against Clemson and Syracuse, one of the two new members to join the ACC.
The Terps travel to Blacksburg to face the Virginia Tech Hokies, which is always a tough trip, on November 16. They wrap up the regular schedule by hosting Boston College and traveling to Raleigh to take on the NC State Wolfpack.
Maryland hopes that there will then be a conference championship game for them in their final season in the ACC, but the Terps will need to stay healthy and have a lot of things bounce their way if that's going to happen.
The good news is that the Terps have a very fair schedule that does not include consecutive road games at any point in the season. Trips to Tallahassee and Blacksburg will be tough, but Virginia Tech is coming off a down season and Florida State is expected to take a step back in 2013. The Mountaineers are always a challenge, but they will be rebuilding a bit after losing quarterback Geno Smith and star wideout Tavon Austin.
FIU (Aug 31),
ODU (Sept 7),
at UCONN (Sept 14)
West Virginia in Baltimore (Sept 21)
at FSU (Oct 5)
UVA (Oct 12)
at Wake (Oct 19)
Clemson (Oct 26)
Syracuse (Nov 9)
at VT (Nov 16)
Boston College (Nov 23)
at NC State (Nov 30)