After a one-week break from 3:30 p.m. kickoffs, the Maryland football team will return to the time slot it has occupied for much of its ACC season. The Terrapins’ home finale against Boston College on Nov. 23 at 3:30 p.m., the conference announced on Monday. All but two of the Terps’ seven ACC games to that point will have started at that time.
Maryland (5-4, 1-4 ACC) lost its third straight game last Saturday, falling to Syracuse at Byrd Stadium, 20-3. The Terrapins travel to Virginia Tech, which last weekend drubbed then-No. 14 Miami by 18 points on the road, this weekend for a 12:30 p.m. kickoff.
Under first-year coach Steve Addazio, the Eagles moved within one game of bowl eligibility after their second straight win, a 48-34 triumph on the road at New Mexico State. Injury-plagued like Maryland, recently losing its starting safety and one wide receiver against the Lobos, Boston College (5-4, 2-3) is powered by running back Andre Williams, whose 1,471 rushing yards leads the conference by more than 500. The senior’s 12 touchdowns also tops the ACC, and his six yards per carry ranks eighth.
The two teams met last season in Chestnut Hill, Mass., a 20-17 Eagles win perhaps best known among Terps fans for the game that saw Caleb Rowe suffer a season-ending ACL tear, an injury that forced linebacker Shawn Petty into the starting quarterback role for the final four games. It was one of just two Boston College wins in 2012.
The game will be broadcast locally on Comcast SportsNet
>> Maryland’s latest two-deep depth chart, also released Monday, contained exactly zero changes. Linebackers Cole Farrand, who missed the Syracuse game with a concussion, and L.A. Goree, who played a reserve role with back spasms, are both listed. Cornerback Jeremiah Johnson, continuing to recover from a fractured toe, is not. Obviously, nothing about Monday’s depth chart is binding; the Terps finalize personnel decisions on Thursday.