Cavalier Football Notes: Maryland
#18 Maryland (9-2, 5-1) at Virginia (7-4, 5-2)
Saturday, Nov. 23
Carl Smith Center, home of David A. Harrison III Field at Scott Stadium
FINAL HOME GAME: The Cavaliers play their final home game of the season against 18th-ranked Maryland in a battle for second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The UVa football program will recognize the 21 fourth- and fifth-year players, many of whom are playing in their final home game, in a pregame ceremony. This group of players have compiled a 25-22 overall record during their careers to this point, including an 18-13 mark in ACC games. In the conference standings they have finished second once and third once and are battling today for another second-place finish. They have also participated in two bowl games and are expected to receive the third bowl bid of their careers following the season.
LAST WEEK: Virginia snapped a two-game losing streak with a thrilling 14-9 win over then #22 N.C. State at home last Saturday to become bowl eligible for the first time in two years. The win was Virginia’s second this season over a ranked team. The Cavaliers are undefeated at home vs. ranked teams this season (2-0).
Maryland comes into the game as one of the hottest teams in the nation. After dropping two of their first three the Terrapins have reeled off eight consecutive wins and stand second in the ACC with a 5-1 league mark. During their winning streak the Terps are averaging 40.3 points per game and have won by an average of 29.0 points.
TELEVISION: Saturday’s game is being televised nationally by ESPN2. Pam Ward calls the play-by-play, while Chris Spielman provides the color commentary. Dave Ryan is the sideline reporter.
RADIO: All Virginia games are broadcast on the Virginia Sports Network, originating at WINA/WWWV in Charlottesville. Mac McDonald calls the play-by-play. He is joined in the broadcast booth by Frank Quayle, the 1968 ACC Football Player of the Year and one of 50 players named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team. Jed Williams provides sideline analysis.