(Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

The skies have closed up over Byrd Stadium on Saturday afternoon for what should be a relatively dry 78th meeting between the Maryland football team and Virginia. Kickoff is scheduled for precisely 3:32 p.m, and not a minute sooner. Anish Shroff (play-by-play) and Kelly Stouffer (color commentary) handle the broadcast on ESPNU.

Check back on the blog for pregame notes, including the playing status of concussed Terrapins quarterback C.J. Brown. Your standard game-day links are here. Toss your comments into the discussion thread and enjoy the game.

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