Maryland football receives 3:30 p.m. start vs. West Virginia

September 9, 2013

The Maryland football team received a 3:30 p.m. start for its nationally televised game against West Virginia on Sept. 21 at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium, which will be broadcast on either ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU.

The Terrapins moved to 2-0 with their second straight 40-point showing, routing Old Dominion 47-10 on Saturday. The Mountaineers haven’t been the same since losing Geno Smith, Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey to the NFL. A first-quarter touchdown served as West Virginia’s only points in a 16-7 loss at Oklahoma last weekend, and on opening the day the Mountaineers needed a late touchdown to squeak by Football Championship Subdivision foe William & Mary.

The two sides met last year in Morgantown, W.V., a 31-21 Mountaineers win. Stefon Diggs had arguably his most electric game in a Maryland uniform that afternoon, catching three passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns. Smith carved up the Terps secondary, connecting with Austin 13 times for 179 yards and three scores.

West Virginia hosts Georgia State on Saturday at noon. Maryland travels to Connecticut for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

The full ACC schedule for Week 3 4 is below.

Thursday, Sept. 19
Clemson at NC State, ESPN, 7:30 p.m. (previously announced)

Saturday, Sept. 21
North Carolina at Georgia Tech, ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU*, Noon
Marshall at Virginia Tech, ESPNU, ESPNews or ESPN3*, Noon
Wake Forest at Army, CBSSN, Noon (previously announced)
Pitt at Duke, ACC Network, 12:30 p.m.
Tulane at Syracuse, RSN, 12:30 p.m.
West Virginia vs. Maryland (Baltimore), ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU*, 3:30 p.m.
VMI at Virginia, ESPN3, 3:30 p.m.
Bethune-Cookman at Florida State, ESPN3, 6 p.m.
Savannah State at Miami, ESPN3, 7 p.m.

Alex Prewitt covers the Washington Capitals. Follow him on Twitter @alex_prewitt or email him at alex.prewitt@washpost.com.
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