Two quick Maryland football notes as the team enters preparation for Saturday’s game at Wake Forest:
>> The homecoming game on Oct. 26 against No. 3 Clemson will kick off at 3:30 p.m., which will be Maryland’s third straight game starting at that time. The Terrapins broke free from the ESPNU broadcast slot, however. Either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 will handle the call.
The Tigers needed a second-half comeback to beat visiting Boston College last weekend, but remain unbeaten at 6-0 this season. This Saturday, they host No. 8 Florida State for first place in the Atlantic Division, arguably the biggest ACC football game in recent memory.
Maryland can attain bowl eligibility this weekend with a victory over the Demon Deacons, scheduled for a 3:30 kickoff. After beating Virginia, 27-26, last weekend, the Terps can also match the combined win total Coach Randy Edsall attained during his first two seasons in College Park. Edsall has never won a game at Maryland this late in the season.
>> L.A. Goree collected a career-high 15 tackles against the Cavaliers and earned ACC linebacker of the week honors to boot. Nine of those tackles were solo as Virginia consistently broke free into Maryland’s second level, where Goree cleaned up. His previous career-best of 14 tackles came in the season finale at North Carolina last season.
“We had to step up defensively,” Goree said after the game. “Things weren’t going the way the offense wanted to.”