Maryland Football vs. Towson Preview: What to Watch in Home Opener

AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 02: The Maryland Terrapins defensive unit huddles after Antwaine Richardson
AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 02: The Maryland Terrapins defensive unit huddles after Antwaine Richardson /

The University of Maryland football stadium, Capital One Field kicks off the home portion of the Maryland football schedule as the Terps battle Towson for just the second time ever.

After the gigantic victory by Maryland football in Week 1 of the college football season over No. 23 Texas, 51-41, Terps football has garnered some respect.

As a result, Terps football made national headlines but wasn’t enough to crack the AP Top 25. Instead, Maryland is on the outside looking in as they earned 45 receiving votes and technically ranked at No. 30 in college football.

Their next test is the Towson Tigers in College Park, Md. Sat., Sept. 9 at noon EST.

Maryland football shocked many people in the sports world by beating the Texas Longhorns in week one of the college football season. That win didn’t come without some roster subtractions due to injury.

Maryland lost their starting quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome to an ACL injury for the rest of the year, Jesse Aniebonam was lost to a fractured ankle a lengthy period, and Antwaine Richardson is out with a head injury.

Looking ahead now, Maryland football will have the true freshman Kasim Hill at quarterback for the foreseeable future with Max Bortenschlager as his backup. Melvin Keihn will step into the starting role as the BUCK linebacker.

Against the Towson Tigers for their home opener, the Terps need to keep the running game going against Towson. They put up 263 yards against the Longhorns, and 132 of them came from Ty Johnson. The Maryland Terrapins football team must stay committed to the run game and feed Johnson and Lorenzo Harrison III to take pressure off the freshman quarterback Hill.

Also, the run defense for Maryland football was imposing as it only held Texas to 98 yards. If Towson scores at all, anticipate it in garbage time (around two or three minutes or so left in the fourth quarter).

Redshirt senior Jacquille Veii will be playing his former team for the Towson Tigers. He transferred to Towson and played the 2015 season before coming back to Maryland football to redshirt in 2016.

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He led the Tigers in both catches and yards with 44 and 505 respectively in 2015. Will he be someone that explodes against the Tigers? Should he get the appropriate playing time to do so, It would be good see even if it’s a non-conference game.