Maryland football draws noon kickoff vs. Northwestern

Maryland football will look to get multiple starters back coming out of a much-needed bye week, but they’ll prepare for another noon kickoff when they head to Evanston to face Northwestern the following weekend.

Maryland’s next game at Northwestern on October 28 will kick off at noon and air on the Big Ten Network, it was announced today. The game will also air on the Maryland Sports Radio Network.

Maryland will look to bounce back for its first win in October when they travel to take on Northwestern, who travels to Nebraska this upcoming weekend.

“Obviously we got a bye week looking at us this week, get some guys healthy back out there guys that we need while also taking a look at all the things we do offensively, defensively, special teams quality control it and get this thing back on track and back in rhythm,” head coach Mike Locksley said following Saturday’s loss. “This thing starts and ends with me as the leader. I’ve got to have our team prepared to go play. We don’t make excuses. We did not play to our standard and it’s frustrating to watch because I still have a lot of faith and belief in his team.”

Via release:

Maryland (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten) will travel to Northwestern for the first time since 2020 and only second time ever next Saturday

The Terps and Wildcats played last year in College Park with Maryland defeating Northwestern 31-24. Roman Hemby broke off a career-long 75-yard touchdown run with 3:22 left to play to put the Terps ahead before Beau Brade came up with a big interception on the Wildcats’ ensuing drive to seal the victory. Hemby rushed for a career-high 179 yards and scored three touchdowns in the Terrapins’ victory.

Northwestern (3-3, 1-2 Big Ten) had their bye week this past weekend and will travel to Nebraska this Saturday. The Wildcats are 3-1 at home with a win against Minnesota.

Maryland is 2-0 on the Big Ten Network this season, beating Towson on Sept. 2 and Indiana on Sept. 30.

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