Maryland football will begin the 2021-22 season against the West Virginia Mountaineers in College Park on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Junior quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa looks to lead a Maryland offense full of weapons on the outside, including sophomore wide receiver and Maryland native Rakim Jarrett, as well as veteran receivers Dontay Demus Jr. and Jeshaun Jones.
The team will also look to fill the void in the backfield left by Jake Funk, with fifth-year senior running back Tayon Fleet-Davis slated as the starter for the season opener. Sophomore running backs Isaiah Jacobs, Challen Faamatau and Peny Boone are all listed as backups to Fleet-Davis and will contend for more playing time as the season progresses. Additionally, the captains for the game will be senior wide receiver Brian Cobbs, graduate student defensive lineman Sam Okuayinonu and the senior wideout Demus Jr.
The last time these teams met was in 2015 on the road, where West Virginia stomped the Terps 45-6. Maryland is hoping for a more favorable result at home to open up this season.
The numbers (2021)
Maryland: 0-0 (0-0 Big Ten) West Virginia: 0-0 (0-0 Big 12) All-time series: West Virginia leads 28–22–2 Odds: West Virginia is favored by 2.5 points and the over-under is set at 57 (Caesars Sportsbook)
How to watch and listen:
Saturday, September 4th , 3:30 p.m. ET, Capital One Field, College Park, Maryland
Radio: One Maryland App, 105.7 FM (Baltimore) / 980 AM (Washington, D.C.)
Stream: Watch ESPN App