Connecticut vs. Maryland: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio, Game Time and More

Richard LangfordCorrespondent ISeptember 11, 2012

COLLEGE PARK, MD - SEPTEMBER 24: Head coach Randy Edsall of the Maryland Terrapins motions to the defense from the sidelines during the first quarter against the Temple Owls at Byrd Stadium on September 24, 2011 in College Park, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Connecticut will travel to Maryland for the Randy Edsall bowl this Saturday. Edsall is the current Maryland coach, but that didn't come to pass until after Edsall had spent 12 seasons building the Connecticut program. 

Maryland enters this game 2-0 after a narrow victory over William & Mary and a nine-point win over Temple. 

Connecticut is 1-1 after a blowout win over Massachusetts in the opener and a 10-7 loss to North Carolina State. 


Where: Byrd Stadium, College Park, Md.

When: Saturday, Sept. 15, at 12:30 p.m. ET

Watch: ESPN GamePlan, Live Stream on ESPN3

Listen: Connecticut radio network, Maryland radio network

Betting Line: Connecticut -2.5 (according to Bet Online on Sept. 11)

Key Storyline: Randy Edsall's Reunion 

Two seasons ago, Maryland head coach Randy Edsall was Connecticut head coach Randy Edsall. His tenure with the Huskies came to an abrupt end when he accepted the Maryland gig. 

This will be his first time going against his former team. Being just two years removed from that school, Edsall knows plenty of people in the Maryland program, and that will certainly set up for a unique set of circumstances. 

Who Might Not Play for Connecticut

*Injury information according to USA Today as of Sept. 11. Click the link for updated info

Questionable: DE Ted Jennings (knee), DT Shamar Stephen (knee)

Out: TE Sean McQuillan (ankle), QB Casey Cochran (wrist)


Who Might Not Play for Maryland

*Injury information according to USA Today as of Sept. 11. Click the link for updated info

Questionable: DB Rashid Conteh (ankle), DB Isaac Goins (illness), OL Josh Cary (knee), PK Nick Ferrara (hip), DB A.J. Hendy (ankle), RB Brandon Ross (hamstring), DL Isaiah Ross (shoulder), DB Matt Robinson (shoulder)

Out: DL Andre Monroe (knee), LB Kenneth Tate (knee), QB C.J. Brown (knee)

What They're Saying

The Washington Times' Patrick Stevens shares some thoughts and quotes from Edsall on this upcoming reunion and Edsall's regret about the way he left:

“I haven’t done anything different up to this point and I’m not going to do anything different from here on in,” Edsall said Tuesday. “When the game’s over, there are people I’ll see and say hello to and wish them well, but my approach, my focus, what I need to do to prepare my players — the University of Maryland players — that’s what I’m going to continue to do the rest of the week.”

This reunion was one of the few certainties in place when Edsall departed Connecticut after 12 seasons early last year. The two-game contract, signed well before Edsall’s decision to accept a six-year, $12 million deal at Maryland, calls for the Terps to play at Connecticut early next season.

....“The one thing if I had a do-over, and it’s something I have to live with, I wish I could have talked to those players in person,” Edsall said. “But the circumstances in our profession is one didn’t allow that. As I said, that’s something I have to live with.”


Connecticut Player to Watch: QB Chandler Whitmer

Sophomore QB Chandler Whitmer is having a rough season. He has thrown five picks in two games and has no touchdowns. His 30-for-52 passing for 423 yards is not terrible, but that interception-to-touchdown ration has got to get better. 

Whitmer has not enjoyed the best pass blocking, but he still has to find a way to limit the mistakes. 


Maryland Player to Watch: QB Perry Hills

Freshman QB Perry Hills has had a promising start to his career. He certainly is not setting the world on fire, but he is showing flashes that suggest he will develop into an excellent QB. 

He is 27-for-45 for 335 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions while enduring five sacks. 

Hills is not a huge threat to run, but he does have an 11-yard touchdown scamper this season. 


Prediction: Maryland 23, Connecticut 17

Connecticut's struggles in the passing game will continue to plague them. Both teams have had struggles on the offensive line, and their running games have been anemic as a result. 

Maryland will find more success through the air, and that will be the difference.