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Posted at 2:07 PM ET, 02/14/2011

ACC football schedules 2011

By Eric Prisbell

Hot off the presses, here is Maryland's 2011 football schedule, just released by Maryland.

2011 Schedule

Sept. 5 Miami (Monday), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Sept. 17 West Virginia

Sept. 24 Temple

Oct. 1 Towson

Oct. 8 @ Georgia Tech

Oct. 15 Clemson

Oct. 22 @ Florida State

Oct. 29 Boston College

Nov. 5 Virginia

Nov. 12 vs. Notre Dame (@ FedEx Field, Landover, Md.)

Nov. 19 @ Wake Forest

Nov. 26 @ NC State

Home games in bold and played at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium

Schedule Notes:


· Eight bowl teams from last year appear on the Terps’ 2011 schedule: Miami (Hyundai Sun Bowl), West Virginia (Champs Sports Bowl), Georgia Tech (AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl), Clemson (Meineke Car Care Bowl), Boston College (Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl), Miami (Champs Sports Bowl), Florida State (Chick-fil-A) and NC State (Champs Sports Bowl).

· Maryland and Towson will be meeting for the first time. The Terps will be facing Notre Dame for just the second time (2002 season opener).

· Miami leads the all-time series, 8-7. The two schools played for the first time in 19 years in 2006, a 14-13 home win for Maryland.

· Maryland and West Virginia are playing for the second straight year after taking two years off in the series. The two schools met annually from 1980 to 2007. The Mountaineers hold a slight 24-21-2 advantage in a series that dates back to 1919.

· Temple is on the schedule for the first time since 2005. Maryland owns a 6-0 lead in the series which began in 1997.

· Georgia Tech leads the series with the Terps, 13-6, having won three of the last four meetings. Four of the last six games have been decided by four points or less. Maryland has won just once (2001) in nine trips to Atlanta.

· Clemson holds a 31-26-2 advantage over Maryland in the series, but the Terps have won six of the last 10.

· Florida State has a 19-2 edge in the all-time series, but both Maryland wins have come in the last seven meetings.

· Boston College leads the all-time series 5-3. Maryland and Boston College met for the first time in 21 years in Massachusetts in 2006 with the Eagles winning, 38-16 (in Chestnut Hill). Maryland’s 42-35 home victory in 2007 over the eighth-ranked Eagles snapped a three-game BC winning streak in the series. Maryland won last season in Chestnut Hill, its first victory in three trips.

· The Terps lead the all-time series with Virginia, 42-31-2, but the Cavaliers have won the two in College Park.

· Maryland owns a 42-16-1 advantage in the series against Wake Forest, including victories in nine of the last 12. The Demon Deacons has won the last two in Winston-Salem, N.C.

· Maryland leads the all-time series with NC State, 32-31-4. The Terps have won eight of the last 11 in the series.

By Eric Prisbell  | February 14, 2011; 2:07 PM ET
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Comments

This is actually one of the most appealing schedules we've ever had here. Kicking off the season on monday night football on espn against a storied program...that's awesome any way you look at it.

How long until some no nothing clown whines about Towson on the schedule?

Posted by: Barno1 | February 14, 2011 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Towson? Geez, who schedules these cupcakes?

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 14, 2011 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Any news/update on the Randy Shannon DC offer?

The silence since the news broke is deafening.

Posted by: mydogsnameisdixon | February 14, 2011 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Poopy, that was pretty good.

You gotta be happy with that opening night game...your 2 favorite teams on primetime national tv. We should be favored in that game.

Posted by: Barno1 | February 14, 2011 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Teams can play one non D-1A team a year, might as well have a local one...maybe we can scout the next Madieu Williams.

Posted by: BrokenClipboard | February 14, 2011 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Their first win will be against Towson!

Posted by: rvanags | February 14, 2011 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Those first two games will make or break the season. They won't be easy, but they're both definitely winable games at home. Edsall's career at Maryland could be definited by those two games, just as the Terps rode last year's Labor Day win against Navy to a 9-win season.

I also like the pacing in the heart of the ACC schedule. However, the one flaw of the schedule is that the one off week is following the Monday night game at the start of the season. From September 17 (WVU) through Thanksgiving weekend, this team doesn't get a single week off. No one wants their bye week in week 2, and injuries could pile up quickly by the time that ND game rolls around.

Posted by: Russtinator | February 14, 2011 3:58 PM | Report abuse

This is actually one of the most appealing schedules we've ever had here.

Posted by: Barno1 | February 14, 2011 2:22 PM

Agreed

Posted by: Kev29 | February 14, 2011 4:06 PM | Report abuse

The real question now is how much Dan Snyder will rape Terp fans to see Maryland play Notre Dame at Fed Ex. My threshold is $50 for uppers or $75 for lowers, and I'm assuming the $30 parking fee will undoubtedly be in play.

Posted by: Russtinator | February 14, 2011 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Also for some reason I think it's good that we end our home schedule earlier than ever before. Maybe bc I'm sick of the sub zero windchill freezing *ss cold late November games at Byrd, but also bc if we get on a roll with all those home games front loaded, maybe that momentum helps us in our final 3 games which are all away from byrd.

Color me more and more optimistic about 2011. Aviscardo, it's going to be hard to follow through with the parking lot protest in the opener with Miami on MNF. I say we just go and hold up the 'Fire Anderson' signs as our protest instead. I think I kept the ones we used at the Military Bowl.

Posted by: Barno1 | February 14, 2011 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Those first two games will make or break the season. They won't be easy, but they're both definitely winable games at home. Edsall's career at Maryland could be definited by those two games, just as the Terps rode last year's Labor Day win against Navy to a 9-win season.

They might be winnable but it wont be easy. Against WV MD put up negative 10 yards rushing. Had DoB concussed before the second half. And Randy Edsall is like 1-7 vs WV. But thats in the past. good luck...

Posted by: Stu27 | February 14, 2011 4:32 PM | Report abuse

The real question now is how much Dan Snyder will rape Terp fans to see Maryland play Notre Dame at Fed Ex. My threshold is $50 for uppers or $75 for lowers, and I'm assuming the $30 parking fee will undoubtedly be in play.

Posted by: Russtinator | February 14, 2011 4:12 PM

Tickets for VT-Boise last season ranged from $50-$175. And normally for non-Skins events at FedEx (college football, soccer, etc) parking is included in the cost of the ticket - probably because the lots would be a madhouse if you needed specific passes.

Posted by: Kev29 | February 14, 2011 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Great schedule with an exciting and difficult start. I sure hope we have Randy Shannon on board to help prepare for the Canes. That will be some night in my house. Wish is wasn't on Labor Day because I can't go that weekend.

Posted by: petecard | February 14, 2011 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Plus, on paper those games get easier at the end of the season. NC State could be a mess by the end of next year with an interim coach and nothing to play for Thanksgiving weekend.

Posted by: Russtinator | February 14, 2011 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Plus, on paper those games get easier at the end of the season. NC State could be a mess by the end of next year with an interim coach and nothing to play for Thanksgiving weekend.

Posted by: Russtinator | February 14, 2011 4:40 PM

I don't know - O'Brien might be turning things around at State. They look to return 15 or 16 starters, though Wilson seems to be a goner (baseball).

Posted by: Kev29 | February 14, 2011 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Agree with Dixon, what's up with the Shannon hire.. Will the 1st game be a factor in his decision to come to Maryland... Schedule actually reminds me of a few years ago when we started at Meadowlands vs. ND, then 4 straight home games..Gonna live in CP for the month of Sept...Hate the idea of playing ND at Danny Boy's Field to begin with, and now it's in mid Nov...Doing it just to cater to the ND fans, should been at Byrd or M&T.. You're not gonna sell out Fed Ex for this one... Looking forward to the season.. Tailgate starts at 2PM Lot 9B on 9/5/11... Go Terps !!!!

Posted by: frostanna | February 14, 2011 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Barno,
To answer your question: It took exactly 5 minutes.

Posted by: aviscardo | February 14, 2011 6:35 PM | Report abuse

>>>Doing it just to cater to the ND fans, should be at...M&T<<<

Ugh. Absolutely not!

Posted by: p_chuck | February 14, 2011 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Minor correction to the article: Under the listing of the 8 bowl teams, where it says "Miami (Champs Sports Bowl)" it should be "Notre Dame (Hyundai Sun Bowl)."

Hoping for some exciting football next season that leaves no regrets about Leach.

Posted by: MrScrotums | February 14, 2011 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Notre Dame is the home team at Fed Ex Field.. I'm telling you right now, this will be just like the game in the Meadowlands, 70/30 Irish fans..Plus, the tickets will be WAY overpriced... Why should we spend big bucks to sit in the nose bleeds of Fed Ex and put $$$ in Danny's pocket??? Go Terps !!!!

Posted by: frostanna | February 14, 2011 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Jesus. People, get a grip about the Snyder stuff. He is not the one dictating the prices for this football game. It never ceases to amaze me how people are so blinded by their hatred of him that they come up with all kinds of ridiculous claims. There will be more than 30% Terps fans there frostanna. Maybe not 50/50, but no way it's as low as you're predicting.

Posted by: Barno1 | February 14, 2011 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Barno,
To answer your question: It took exactly 5 minutes.

Posted by: aviscardo | February 14, 2011 6:35 PM
---------

Boy, someone is really fcuking terrible at recognizing obvious sarcasm.

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 14, 2011 8:19 PM | Report abuse

So SlAnderson caves to the ACC, and the ACC now panders to Miami just like the Big East used to do. Hopefully the staff changes at Miami and WVU will help to level the playing field a bit. If they don't and we start out 0-2, then boom goes the dynamite. And it all starts at the end of a lovely Labor Day weekend. Yes, the Navy game was fun, but it wasn't a sellout just like the lame Clemson game yeeeaaars ago at old Memorial Stadium. I'll go , but lot's won't again because of other attractions. One in particular, the Atlantic Ocean, is pretty popular in these parts at the end of the summer. But, of course the new "experts" in College Park know all this. Yes sir, we're going Prime Time! Good luck Coach Edsall!

p.s. And yes, I can wait. Love the full- court-press TerpLand is putting on for ticket renewals. As if everyone is all charged up and can't wait to part with their $$$.

Posted by: Terps85 | February 15, 2011 12:27 AM | Report abuse

I iwas at that Clemson game, incidentally it was my first ride in a minivan....we had to put the seat a back in my buddy's so that 10 of us could go. Good times, good times.

Regards-

-hgr

Posted by: HughGRection | February 15, 2011 6:33 AM | Report abuse

It is very smart to have a tough game scheduled for the opener. This will give the team something to focus on through spring and summer practice.

New coach, new uniforms, prime time game when no other team is playing will be great for the program.

The NFL lockout will probably help the Terps too.

Posted by: garrett4 | February 15, 2011 8:15 AM | Report abuse

Jesus. People, get a grip about the Snyder stuff. He is not the one dictating the prices for this football game. It never ceases to amaze me how people are so blinded by their hatred of him that they come up with all kinds of ridiculous claims. There will be more than 30% Terps fans there frostanna. Maybe not 50/50, but no way it's as low as you're predicting.

Posted by: Barno1 | February 14, 2011 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Then who is? I doubt it will be 70/30 Irish fans, and I'd actually be surprised if it wasn't that same ratio in favor of Terps fans.

I've been to non-Redskin events at Fed Ex (VaTech/USC, UEFA matches, and concerts---I even had tickets for the VaTech/Boise game last year but dumped them knowing that I would never have gotten from M&T to FedEx in 90 minutes), and the common theme I've seen is that this venue tends to charge 10-25% more than similar venues holding similar events. The U2-360 tour tickets were $30 more at FedEx than they were at any other stop along the tour. It has nothing to do with my hatred of him (I don't particularly like him, but I'm not a Redskin fan, so I find most of his antics entertaining and laughable rather than enraging), it has to do with his consistant approach to squeezing every penny possible out of his customers.

In this case, Snyder knows he has customers for this game over a barrel. It's a once-in-a-decade sort of event, and he can deliberately set prices high knowing that hard-core fans won't care how much they pay for tickets. From his perspective, a half-full staduim paying $100 a ticket is as good as a sell-out paying $50 a ticket, so there's no incentive on Snyder's part to keep prices reasonable and accessible to all fans (just like he treats the yellow seats for Redskin games). That's the problem I have with him and his shrewd business decisions, especially when it comes to non-Redskin events at FedEx. Anyone who can defend these business practices needs to consider why other venues/owners (aside from Clear Channel/Live Nation) don't use similar practices withe their customers.

I personally would rather see a sell-out of 90k+ Terps and Irish fans rocking FedEx, but it's almost a given that the game will be lucky to crack 60k because the prices of the tickets will inevidibly be too high.

Posted by: Russtinator | February 15, 2011 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Notre Dame game is NOT a home game for the Terps.

Irish sold the game.

Terps will get about 20,000 tickets.

Miami on Labor Day on ESPN at 8:00pm will be great if Terps win it. That will land the Terps in the Top 25 after last season's 9-4 record.

Posted by: johnbecka | February 15, 2011 2:25 PM | Report abuse

johnbecka, not sure where you got those numbers but even if that's true, it's pretty much irrelevant in the age of ticketmaster/ebay/craiglist/stubhub. The stadium holds 90,000+. If MD is having a very good season, it's easy to see 40,000+ Terps fans going to that game.

Posted by: Barno1 | February 15, 2011 2:33 PM | Report abuse

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