The Maryland Terrapins will wear all black uniforms when they take on the No. 18 West Virginia Mountaineers Saturday at noon in College Park, Maryland. The uniforms are downright conservative compared with the outlandish ones worn by the Terps in their opening game.
Maryland created a national stir two weeks ago against Miami when they unveiled new uniforms that featured the pattern of the state flag, with black and gold on one side and red and white on the other. The uniforms were designed to bring more publicity to the program. The strategy worked, at least for the first week of the season. The Terps have 32 uniforms combinations from which to choose.
Both teams feature new head coaches, Randy Edsall for Maryland and Dana Holgorsen for West Virginia. Maryland is coming off a 32-24 win over Miami two weeks ago. The Mountaineers are 2-0 after wins over Marshall and Norfolk State.
Maryland will be playing without two senior wide receivers, Ronnie Tyler and Quintin McCree, who were suspended for violating team rules. The duo combined for 13 receptions, 82 yards and a touchdown vs. Miami.
West Virginia has defeated Maryland five straight times.