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Maryland-West Virginia GameThread

The Terrapins visit the Mountaineers at 3 p.m. Saturday. Stick around for discussion and updates.

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Maryland and West Virginia will kick off at Morgantown's Milan Puskar Stadium at 3 p.m. Saturday, in a game televised on Fox Sports 1 and streamed at Fox Sports Go with broadcasters Justin Kutcher and Petro Papadakis.

It is the 52nd meeting all-time between the two teams. The Terrapins enter at 22-27-2 all-time against their westerly neighbors, having lost eight of the last nine contests. The lone exception was Maryland's 37-0 thrashing of the Ford Childress-quarterbacked Mountaineers at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium in 2013. Beyond that, West Virginia teams have destroyed Maryland since the Terps had a four-game winning streak snapped in 2004. West Virginia's current 8-1 run has spanned five coaches between the two teams.

Of course, past history isn't hugely relevant to this year's result. Maryland is 2-1, and West Virginia is 2-0. The Terps are coming off a 35-17 win over South Florida last weekend, the Mountaineers off a 41-17 win over FCS Liberty the week before that.

The Mountaineers haven't played anyone in the top 60 (nor has Maryland), but they've cleaned up well nonetheless. Their opponent-adjusted percentile performances so far have been 99th and 85th, meaning they've handled Georgia Southern and Liberty without much to nitpick. By S&P+, they have a top-30 offense and a top-20 defense.

If Maryland is to win, it'll do it with this two-deep depth chart:

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Enjoy the game.