The on-field results of Maryland football's 2018 season were overshadowed by a ton of off-field issues.
On the field, though, it was, in many ways, similar to the 2017 season. The Terps opened with an inspiring win against No. 23 Texas at FedEx Field, faltered against a Group of 5 opponent, handled lesser opponents, struggled against better ones and lost their starting quarterback to injury. After the Texas game, the most exciting moment of Maryland's season was actually an overtime loss at home to then-No. 10 Ohio State.
In the Big Ten East, there will never be a shortage of high-quality opponents to play. Luckily for the Terps, the out-of-conference slate of games looks a bit easier this year than each of the last two. Howard replaces Towson and Syracuse replaces Texas as Maryland's Power 5 opponent. The Terps do travel to Temple this year after the Owls dominated in College Park, but will face a different head coach in Rod Carey.
Maryland's crossover matchups with the Big Ten West include trips to Purdue and Minnesota, while Nebraska comes to College Park in late November. The Terps avoid the hardest part of their shedule until the last month of the season, when meetings with Michigan, Ohio State, Nebraska and Michigan State loom.
Here's Maryland football's 2019 schedule in its entirety:
Week 1, August 31, noon: Howard Bison
Week 2, September 7, noon: Syracuse Orange
Week 3, September 14, noon: at Temple Owls
Week 4, BYE
Week 5, September 27 (FRI), 8:00 p.m.: Penn State
Week 6, October 5, TBD: at Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Week 7, October 12, noon: Purdue Boilermakers
Week 8, October 19, TBD: Indiana Hoosiers
Week 9, October 26, TBD: at Minnesota Golden Gophers
Week 10, November 2, noon: Michigan Wolverines
Week 11, November 9, TBD: at Ohio State Buckeyes
Week 12, BYE
Week 13, November 23, TBD: Nebraska Cornhuskers
Week 14, November 30, TBD: at Michigan State