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

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent IOctober 2, 2012

COLLEGE PARK, MD - NOVEMBER 25: Keon Lattimore #21 of the Maryland Terrapins runs against the Wake Forest at Chevy Chase Bank Field on November 25, 2006 in College Park, Maryland.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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The Maryland Terrapins will look to kick their season into overdrive as they host Wake Forest this Saturday at College Park.

The Terps are 2-2 and have lost two straight, but showed promise in their last game. Although they lost to an outstanding West Virginia team 31-21, they were only outgained by eight yards.

This game marks a string of winnable contests. This is their chance to make a statement.

Wake Forest is a solid 3-2, but that record is deceiving. 

They had a nice one-point upset over North Carolina, but this team has struggled in all facets of the game. In terms of passing and rushing yards allowed, the Deacons don't rake higher than 75th in the nation in either category. 

They are 4-2 in their last six against Maryland, but the Terps are rightfully favored in this one. 


Where: Byrd Stadium, College Park, Md.

When: Saturday, October 6th at 3:30 p.m. ET

Watch: ESPNU

Live Stream: WatchESPN

Listen: Wake Forest radio networkMaryland radio network

Betting Line: Maryland -5,5 (according to Bet Online on Oct. 1)

Key Storyline: Maryland's Shot at Making a Good First Impression In ACC Play

The Terrapins are a young team that has shown glimpses of being a formidable opponent. 

In their last game, they held a powerful West Virginia offense to just seven second half points, and held the Mountaineers to 1.0 yards per carry. 

Teams will be in a position to win a lot of games with run defense like that. 

The offense has been inconsistent, but freshman Perry Hills is growing into his role and already checks in with a solid seven-to-six touchdown-to-interception ratio.

The Terps don't play another ranked team until they face No. 15 Clemson on November 15. If they play up to their potential, they could enter that game with an undefeated conference record, and that all starts with this game.


Who Might Not Play for Wake forest

*Injury information according to USA Today as of October 1. Click the link for updated info

Out: Matt James, WR (colarbone), Neil Basford, TE (Achilles)


Who Might Not Play for Maryland

*Injury information according to USA Today as of October 1. Click the link for updated info

Questionable: Rashid Conteh, DB (ankle), Nick Ferrara, PK (hip), A.J. Hendy, DB (ankle)

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

What They're Saying

The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Barker talks about Maryland's extraordinary youth, and three freshman hailing Good Counsel High School in Olney, Md. who all might start this Saturday.

In all, Maryland has seen a dozen true freshmen on the field as the Terps (2-2) open Atlantic Coast Conference play Saturday by hosting Wake Forest (3-2) at 3:30 (ESPNU). The 12 freshmen who have played is the ninth most in the Football Bowl Subdivision, according to the school.

...But [Mike] Madaras has been steadily brought along this season, and has impressed coaches. He’s now listed as a starting tackle, ahead of the previous incumbent, Nick Klemm.

Diggs, the receiver-returner, keeps getting better, right? He was a rare visiting player who could quiet the crowd at West Virginia. He had the first multi-touchdown game of his career in Maryland’s 31-21 loss.

Diggs ranks 16in the nation with 160.5 all-purpose yards per game.

The third Good Counsel player, Brown, is listed as a possible starter at tailback along with Justus Pickett, Albert Reid and Brandon Ross. Honestly, it doesn’t matter much who starts. As Gary Williams used to say, it matters more who finishes. I’d look for all four to play, and for Pickett to come in on third downs.

Wake Forest Player to Watch: QB Tanner Price

Junior QB Tanner Price has had an inconsistent season. He is hitting just 56.7 percent of his passes and has five touchdowns to four interceptions. That is a drop from his production last year. 

He has had his moments, though. Most notably in Wake Forest's upset over North Carolina. He thew for 327 yards while hitting 27-of-38 passes. He also led the Deacons on a 93-yard drive and capped it off by scoring the go-ahead touchdown with time running out.  

Maryland Player to Watch: QB Perry Hills

True freshman Perry Hills has suffered through some expected growing pains, but he is making serious strides. 

He played great against West Virginia, throwing for a career-high 305 yards and three touchdowns, with only one interception. He will enter this game with a soaring confidence and two weeks of practice. 

He has a chance to better his numbers from his last effort. 


Prediction: Maryland 32, Wake Forest 20

Maryland is going to dominate this one from start to finish. It is a young team on the rise and it has had an extra week of practice. That is more than this Wake Forest team can handle. 


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