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Maryland-Richmond GameThread

Updates and conversation on the Terps' season-opening game.

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The Maryland football program starts anew today, with a noon kick at Byrd Stadium against the FCS Richmond Spiders. It figures to be a challenging season; Maryland is replacing almost its entire receiving corps and defensive front seven, while transitioning to a new defensive alignment and breaking in new starters up and down the lineup. But even in a brutal Big Ten East, the Terps have an opportunity. They're 0-0, in the same boat as 13 conference foes and 127 other teams across FBS. If they don't misstep badly in their first three games, they'll start unblemished at 3-0.

You can watch the game on ESPNU. Ryan Ruocco and Mike Bellotti have the call.

Maryland's two-deep depth chart looks like this:


Need pregame reading material? Check out our StoryStream, which features a few of a few of these nuggets:

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Enjoy the game, and welcome back to college football.