BLACKSBURG, Va. – Greetings from foggy Lane Stadium, where airplanes approaching nearby Roanoke Airport can be heard but not seen on an overcast day. Kickoff between the Maryland football team (5-4, 1-4 ACC) is at 12:30 p.m. Colleague Mark Giannotto, who covers the Hokies, will handle the game story but we’ll have plenty of blog posts and a Terrapins-centric sidebar after the final gun.
Check out the pregame links, pregame notes and injury report below, toss your thoughts into the comments section and enjoy the game. Thanks for following along.
>> With slot receivers Levern Jacobs and DeAndre Lane both out with injuries, Nigel King will start inside. Amba Etta-Tawo and Malcolm Culmer are the other starting wideouts, with Daniel Adams and converted quarterback Ricardo Young serving as the backups.
>> Moise Larose’s foot injury caused Coach Randy Edsall to reshuffle his offensive line again.
Stay tuned through pregame warmups. Right tackle Ryan Doyle will move to left tackle, right guard Michael Dunn moves to right tackle and sophomore Andrew Zeller makes his first start of the season at right guard.
>> Speaking of Zeller, let him warm your heart as he surprises a former teacher at Red Lion (Pa.) High School, who has cancer, with $1,500 raised by selling t-shirts.
In today’s WaPo: Terps attempt to right the ship before it sinks
Game preview: Maryland football vs. Virginia Tech
Injuries: Two more wideouts sidelined
On the blog: ‘I’m not going to panic’
Out for the season: DB Milan Collins (ankle), LB Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil (torn pectoralis), WR Stefon Diggs (broken leg), OL JaJuan Dulaney (knee), WR Deon Long (broken leg), CB Dexter McDougle (shoulder), DL Mike Minter (knee), DL Kingsley Opara (shoulder), DL Ty Tucker (knee).
Out: WR Tyrek Cheeseboro (concussion), WR Levern Jacobs (concussion), CB Jeremiah Johnson (fractured toe), WR DeAndre Lane (hamstring), OL Moise Larose (mid-foot sprain), LB Abner Logan (foot).
Probable: TE Dave Stinebaugh (knee), LB Alex Twine (shoulder)