Maryland (ACC) @ Duke (ACC)
Wallace Wade Stadium (33,941)
Saturday, October 24 1:30 PM
Radio: The Terrapin Sports Radio Network, WJZ-FM
Duke 2008 Complete Schedule (4-8, 1-7 ACC)
August 30 James Madison
September 6 Northwestern
September 13 Navy
September 27 Virginia
October 4 at Georgia Tech
October 18 Miami (FL)
October 25 at Vanderbilt
November 1 at Wake Forest
November 8 North Carolina State
November 15 at Clemson
November 22 at Virginia Tech
November 29 North Carolina
Duke 2009 Complete Schedule (3-3, 1-1 ACC)
September 5 Richmond
September 12 at Army
September 19 at No. 22 Kansas
September 26 North Carolina Central
October 3 No. 6 Virginia Tech
October 10 at North Carolina State
October 24 Maryland
1:30 PM ET
October 31 at Virginia
3:30 PM ET
November 7 at North Carolina
November 14 No. 12 Georgia Tech
November 21 at No. 10 Miami (FL)
November 28 Wake Forest
Maryland has a commanding series advantage over the Duke Blue Devils with a 30-18 record and winning 9 out of the last 10 games. The first time these two ACC rivals met was in 1932 where Duke blew the Terps out 34-0. Duke's last win over Maryland came in 1999. Since then, Maryland has shown dominance over the Blue Devils. The last time these two met in 2004, Maryland took care of business against Duke, sharpening up their 23rd national ranking and setting their sights on a possible ACC Title. This year holds a very different situation for the Terps. Usually, Maryland has their way with the Duke on the football field. Saturday's game, however, proves to be a bit more of a challenge for the Terps who face a Duke Football team that isn't having such a bad season.
Every game from here on out is a must-win. Most coaches would say that every game is a must-win as it is, considering nobody goes into a game thinking that losing is ok. Regardless, for the Terps, winning the game against Duke is absolutely imperative if the Terps want to come away from this season feeling accomplished. Every game from now on needs to instill a sense of urgency in the Terps, but for their sake and for their coach's.
Turning to a New Chapter?
Rumors have been swirling around campus that quarterback Chris Turner is slowly losing his starting job. Coach Friedgen has gone on record stating that Chris Turner will remain the quarterback, but he stressed that the future of the team lies in the hands of sophomore quarterback and backup Jamarr Robinson. With that being said, is it time to sit Turner and play the young guns that are the future of this team? Only time will tell what coach Friedgen decides to do. One thing is for certain, if Chris Turner continues to play like he is currently, the decision may be easier than anticipated for the coaching staff of Maryland.
Running back by Committee
The Terps have been plagued with terrible luck when it comes to their injury problem. All-ACC runner Da'Rel Scott looks to be out for a long time, if not the whole season. This is cause for concern with the Terps when it comes to their ground attack. The Terps have featured a few of their smaller, lesser known backs including Gary Douglass and Caleb Porzel as well as Davin Meggett. Hopefully the Terp's strategy of spreading the ball around works in their favor against Duke this Saturday.
Terps from Duke-Area
There are two Maryland players that hail from the Raleigh-Durham area including linebacker Demetrius Hartsfield and running back Gary Douglas. For these Terps, Saturday's game comes with a little something extra as they travel back home to play against the team that they likely grew up watching and supporting.
Maryland-Native Blue Devils
There are four Duke players that hail from Maryland. These include kicker Will Snyderwine, tight end Danny Parker, safety Anthony Young-Wiseman, and wide receiver Sheldon Bell. These Blue Devils will look to beat their home-state's team in the matchup this Saturday.