Sept. 4 Northern Illinois, 6

The Huskies won't have Michael "the Burner" Turner as they try for a second straight shocker to open a season.

Sept. 11 Temple, 6

The Owls haven't had a winning season since 1990 and won't break the drought this season.

Sept. 18 at West Virginia, noon

The Mountaineers will try to avoid a third rout in 12 months against the Terps.

Sept. 25 at Duke, TBA

Only five starters return on offense, which could be a good thing for the lowly Blue Devils.

Oct. 9 Georgia Tech, TBA

An eighth straight bowl bid will be tough for the Yellow Jackets to earn.

Oct. 16 N.C. State, TBA

The Terps' Nick Novak has had game-winning kicks in Maryland's past two meetings with the Wolfpack.

Oct. 23 at Clemson, TBA

The Tigers won four straight to close 2003 and return the league's best quarterback in Charlie Whitehurst.

Oct. 30 Florida State, TBA

Maryland has been outscored 72-20 in the past two years against the 'Noles, whom the Terps have never beaten.

Nov. 6 at Virginia, TBA

The big game.

Nov. 18 at Virginia Tech, 7:45

The game is in November: Good for Terps, bad for Hokies.

Nov. 27 Wake Forest, TBA

The Demon Deacons allowed more than 40 points in each of their three losses to close last season.