Maryland football has the chance to start 2-0 for the second straight season, and the Terps are heavy favorites to do so Saturday against Towson.
Maryland will open its home slate against the FCS squad in what is only the second meeting in the two teams’ respective histories.
Below, find the game time, tv channel, online streaming and radio info and a game preview for Maryland vs. Towson.
Maryland vs. Towson: Game time, details
Date: Saturday, Sept 9.
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Location: College Park, Md.
Weather: High of 71, mostly sunny
This game doesn’t have a spread or an over/under, as is common for games that pit an FBS team against an FCS squad.
Maryland vs. Towson TV information
BTN will broadcast the game.
How to watch Maryland vs. Towson online
Head on over to btn2go.com.
Where to listen to Maryland vs. Towson online
The game will be on 105.7FM in Baltimore, 980AM in D.C., Sirius channel 83 and the TuneIn Radio App. Johnny Holliday and Tim Strachan have the call.
Maryland vs. Towson preview
Maryland’s starting a true freshman at quarterback.
Sophomore Tyrrell Pigrome was impressive in Maryland’s win over Texas, but went out at the end of the third quarter with a torn ACL. Kasim Hill was 3-for-3 for 44 yards in relief, and he’s Maryland’s starter this time around. He’s a former 4-star recruit who competed for the starting job in camp, and provides a similar threat to Pigrome. He isn’t quite as speedy, but Maryland’s offense likely won’t operate much differently from the way it did against Texas. That should mean plenty of option plays. This should be an ideal environment for a true freshman starting his first game ever.
Jacquille Veii played for Maryland, transferred to Towson, then transferred back to Maryland. That’s odd.
Veii’s case is a weird one. He left Maryland after switching between running back and wide receiver a few times. He spent a year at Towson, who did not release him from his scholarship when Veii decided to come back to Maryland. That meant he had to pay his own way while he sat out last season.
“I never understood why they [blocked the transfer], because they never really said anything,” Veii told reporters this week. “I was just under the impression it was just because Maryland plays Towson in 2017, and I was gonna be on that team if I did [transfer].”
Veii is a starter now for a team that only returned one significant pass-catcher from last year in D.J. Moore. He had 1 catch for 3 yards in his first game back. He’ll be a guy to watch on Saturday.
Maryland should roll over an FCS team in its home opener for the second straight season.
Maryland clobbered Howard, 52-13, to open the season last year. Towson shouldn’t be too different. The Tigers went 4-7 and finished eight in the Colonial Athletic Association in 2016. Even if they’ve improved, and a 10-0 win over Morgan State last week doesn’t tell us much, Maryland should be in for a similar result this time around. It should be a chance to feature that top-20 recruiting class the Terps reeled in last season and get most of the starters some rest.