Terps to play Ga. Tech in Ravens park UM, stadium authority near deal on Oct. 31 game

January 06, 1998

Maryland's 1998 football schedule includes an Oct. 31 home game against Georgia Tech that will be played in the new Ravens stadium, pending a completed contract. Athletic department sources said negotiations should be completed soon, and the contract with the Maryland Stadium Authority would pay Maryland approximately $800,000 before expenses.

Maryland last played in Baltimore in 1991, when it lost to Penn State, 47-7.

The Terps will play games at College Park against Florida State, Wake Forest and North Carolina State as well as non-conference home games against Temple and Division I-AA James Madison. The 11-game schedule also includes road games at Virginia, West Virginia, Clemson, North Carolina and Duke.

Five of the opponents are coming off bowl appearances: West Virginia and Georgia Tech in the Carquest, Florida State (Sugar), Clemson (Peach) and North Carolina (Gator). The opponents' cumulative regular-season winning percentage for 1997 was .562, making the Terps' schedule the second-toughest for 1998 among ACC schools.

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Terps' 1998 schedule

Date, Opponent

9-5, James Madison

9-12, at Virginia

9-19, at West Virginia

9-26, Temple

10-3, Florida State

10-10, at Clemson

10-17, Wake Forest

10-31, Georgia Tech*

11-7, at North Carolina

11-14, at Duke

11-21, N.C. State

* - Tentatively scheduled for Ravens stadium

Pub Date: 1/06/98

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