Series business: Maryland-James Madison

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Time for a look back at the limited history between Maryland (0-1) and James Madison (0-0) heading into Saturday’s game in College Park

Series: Maryland leads 1-0, winning 23-15 in 1998.

Star of the series: How about cornerback Lynde Washington, who returned an interception 32 yards for a touchdown in that opener 11 years ago. It was Maryland’s first interception return for a score since 1989.

Number worth noting, Part I: 3 – Field goals kicked by Maryland in that game. All were less than 30-yard chip shots for Brian Kopka, which means then and now, Maryland struggled to score in the red zone.

Number worth noting, Part II: 3-14 – James Madison’s record all-time against Division I-A teams. The Dukes beat Virginia in 1982 and Navy in 1989 and 1990.

Number worth noting, Part III: 9-0 – Maryland’s lead at halftime of that barnburner.

Maryland vs. the CAA: Maryland is facing a CAA team for the fourth straight season, having defeated William & Mary (2006), Villanova (2007) and Delaware (2008) to open the last three years. Against current members of the CAA, the Terps are 28-14-2. None of the losses have come since 1971, and Maryland has won 14 straight against current conference members,

James Madison vs. the ACC:  The Dukes have played an ACC team to open the last two seasons, losing at North Carolina (2007) and Duke (2008). James Madison is 1-11 against current members of the ACC (Duke 0-1; Maryland 0-1; North Carolina 0-1; Virginia 1-2; Virginia Tech 0-6).

Patrick Stevens

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