GREENSBORO, N.C.– The 2013 Maryland football schedule, which includes league home games against Clemson and ACC newcomer Syracuse, and a non-conference contest against West Virginia at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, was finalized on Monday.
The Terrapins open the 2013 season on Saturday, Aug. 31, against Florida International University, then face Old Dominion, a Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) quarterfinalist in 2012, on Sept. 7.
After a road trip to Connecticut on Sept. 14, Maryland will face interstate rival West Virginia on Sept. 21 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The Terps have their first of two bye weeks on Sept. 28.
Maryland, which faces six teams that made a bowl game last year, including the ACC and Orange Bowl Champion Florida State Seminoles, opens conference play with a trip to Tallahassee on Oct. 5.
The Terps will play host to border rival Virginia on Oct. 12 before facing Atlantic-Division foes Wake Forest (Oct. 19 on the road), Clemson (Oct. 26 at home) and ACC newcomer Syracuse (Nov. 9 at home). Following its home date against Clemson, Maryland will enjoy its second bye week on Nov. 2.
Following the Syracuse game, the Terps play two of their last three on the road, heading to Blacksburg to face Virginia Tech on Nov. 16 and concluding the season at NC State on Nov. 30. The home finale is sandwiched in between those games, vs. Boston College on Nov. 23.
Game times will be announced at a later date. League home games are selected on a 12-day option by ESPN or the ACC Network. During the season, ESPN can choose certain ACC games on a six-day window. Times for early-season nonconference home games are announced in the summer.
Season tickets are available for purchase and renewal. All season tickets include the game with West Virginia at M&T Bank Stadium. A variety of season ticket options are available and prices start as low as $159. Family 4-Packs are also available for $600. The six-month payment plan is a great option for fans to spread out the cost of tickets.
Fans can purchase season tickets online at umterps.com or by calling the ticket office at 800-462-TERP or (301) 314-7070.
2013 University of Maryland Football Schedule
Aug. 31 FIU
Sept. 7 OLD DOMINION
Sept. 14 at Connecticut
Sept. 21 vs. West Virginia (M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Md.)
Sept. 28 Open
Oct. 5 at Florida State
Oct. 12 VIRGINIA
Oct. 19 at Wake Forest
Oct. 26 CLEMSON
Nov. 2 Open
Nov. 9 SYRACUSE
Nov. 16 at Virginia Tech
Nov. 23 BOSTON COLLEGE
Nov. 30 at NC State
• Six bowl teams from last year appear on Maryland's 2013 schedule: West Virginia (New Era Pinstripe Bowl), Florida State (Discover Orange Bowl), Clemson (Chick-Fil-A Bowl), Syracuse (New Era Pinstripe Bowl), Virginia Tech (Russell Athletic Bowl), and North Carolina State (Music City Bowl).
• Maryland and Florida International University will be meeting for the fourth time. Maryland leads the all-time series at 3-0. The last meeting occurred in 2010 with Maryland posting a 42-28 victory in College Park.
• Maryland will meet Old Dominion for the first time in program history. The Monarchs finished 11-2 (7-1 CAA) and reached the FCS Quarterfinals in 2012.
• Connecticut and Maryland will meet for the third time with the series split at 1-1. The Huskies defeated Maryland 24-21 last season in College Park. Prior to last year, the teams hadn't met since 1942.
• Maryland and West Virginia are playing for the fourth consecutive season after a two-year break in the series. The two schools had met annually from 1980-2007. The Mountaineers hold a 26-21-2 advantage in the series that began in 1919. Maryland dropped a 31-21 decision last year in Morgantown.
• Florida State holds a 21-2 edge in the all-time series. Both of Maryland's victories came at home in the last nine meetings between the teams. The last meeting occurred in 2012 with Florida State earning a 41-16 win.
• Maryland leads the all-time series with Virginia, 43-32-2. Maryland defeated Virginia, 27-27, last season in College Park, stretching a streak in which the road team has won to four games. The series dates back to 1919 and has been played every year since 1957.
• The Terps own the advantage in the all-time series against Wake Forest 43-17-1. Maryland won a 19-14 game last season against the Demon Deacons in College Park.
• Clemson owns a 33-26-2 record against the Terps all-time, however, in the last 12 meetings Maryland has gone 6-6 against the Tigers.
• Maryland hosts Syracuse in the Orange's inaugural ACC season. The Terps are 18-14-2 all-time against Syracuse. The last meeting occurred in 1994 with Maryland dropping a 21-16 decision at Syracuse. Maryland hasn't played Syracuse in College Park since 1991.
• Maryland and Virginia Tech have met 30 times with the all-time series split 15-15. The teams will meet for the first time since 2009 when Maryland fell 36-9 in College Park.
• Maryland trails the all-time series with Boston College, 3-7. Last season, the Eagles came back for a 20-17 win in Chestnut Hill.
• Maryland has a chance to tie up the all-time series against North Carolina State with the Wolfpack currently holding a 33-32-4 edge. The Terps fell to the Wolfpack, 20-18, in College Park last season.