Site: Byrd Stadium.
TV/radio: ABC will televise the game nationally. The Tar Heel Sports Network will provide live radio coverage; its flagship station is WCHL 1360 AM.
Records: North Carolina 0-1, season opener for Maryland.
Series: North Carolina leads 35-27-1.
Personnel update: North Carolina -- PK Jeff Reed (sprained ankle) is probable, S Billy Dee Greenwood (left shoulder sprain) is questionable. Maryland -- None reported.
Key Matchup: Against Oklahoma, North Carolina could not establish its running game, rushing for just 64 yards in 35 carries. Redshirt freshman Darian Durant, who played only a quarter, led the Tar Heels with 39 rushing yards.
Last year against Maryland, tailback Willie Parker had his breakout game of the season in UNC's 13-10 victory, gaining 158 yards on 21 carries to lead the Tar Heels to a 241-yard rushing day.
This year, the Terrapins' porous rush defense is older and wiser, and UNC's offensive line is young and fairly inexperienced beyond senior center Adam Metts. The Terps allowed 186.1 yards a game last year but should have a strong returning linebacking corps to back up a questionable defensive line. The d-line lost Kris Jenkins last year to graduation and have filled his spot with a converted end and nose tackle.
With the inexperience on both lines, nothing is certain, except that to be successful, the Tar Heels will need to exploit all the weaknesses in the defensive line that they can.