Nov 29, 2014; College Park, MD, USA; Maryland Terrapins wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo (84) runs for a first half touchdown after his catch against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Byrd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports
It’s finally here! The Maryland football team is set to kick off the 2015 season on Saturday against Richmond at noon. It will be the second consecutive season that the Terrapins will open against an FCS opponent with significant talent.
After Maryland faces Richmond, the Terps have two more home games against the likes of Bowling Green and South Florida. South Florida could definitely pose a significant challenge as Maryland struggled to beat the Bulls on the road last season. Then the border battle with West Virginia looms with a trip to Morgantown. The Terps have lost four of the last five games in Morgantown, dating back to the 2002 season. The Big Ten schedule begins with the first three games being against Michigan, Ohio State, and Penn State.
Despite a ton of turnover, Maryland still has experienced veterans at the skill positions with Brandon Ross, Levern Jacobs, and Amba Etta-Tawo being back in the fold. One of the biggest question marks on the team is quarterback Perry Hills. If Hills can be effective for the Terps, the team could be heading to their third consecutive bowl game under coach Randy Edsall.
Staff writer Ryan Garland, and myself will answer some of the biggest questions surrounding Maryland entering the 2015 season. Make sure you check out all the topics in our roundtable and comment below if you disagree with any of our takes.