Maryland (2-1) at No. 8 West Virginia (2-0), noon (FX)
Line: West Virginia by 27 1-2.
Series Record: West Virginia 25-21-2.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
West Virginia is going after its seventh straight win in the series. Maryland fell behind by two touchdowns in a 24-21 loss last week to Connecticut and must find a way to slow West Virginia's prolific offense, which is averaging 55 points. Both teams will have their final tuneups before opening conference play at home. The Mountaineers' Big 12 opener is Sept. 29 against Baylor, while Maryland faces Atlantic Coast Conference foe Wake Forest on Oct. 6.
West Virginia WR Tavon Austin against Maryland's defense. Austin, who is from Baltimore, is averaging nine catches for 114 yards in two games against the Terps. Austin needs 12 catches to become the school's all-time leading receiver, surpassing Jock Sanders' 206 receptions. Maryland is giving up just 124 yards through the air per game.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
West Virginia: QB Geno Smith. Smith is averaging 367 passing yards per game. The senior has as many touchdown passes as incompletions - nine. This year he's already set school career passing marks for completions, touchdowns and yards.
Maryland: WR Stefon Diggs. The freshman caught a 29-yard TD pass last week and had 166 yards on kickoff and punt returns.
FACTS & FIGURES
Maryland coach Randy Edsall is 1-7 against WVU. His lone win came as Connecticut's coach in 2010. ... Twenty-eight of the 50 Maryland players that have seen action this season are underclassmen. Sixteen freshmen are listed on the depth chart. ... West Virginia's top tackler is freshman LB Isaiah Bruce, who has 25. ... Maryland's offense is averaging 258 yards, including just 205 yards last week.