Maryland adds Howard to complete 2021 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Maryland Terrapins have added the Howard Bison to complete their 2021 football schedule, the school announced on Friday.

Maryland will host Howard at Maryland Stadium in College Park, Md., on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. The game will mark the third overall meeting between the two schools.

Maryland and Howard first met on the gridiron in 2016 and then again in 2019, both times in College Park. The Terrapins defeated the Bison in both contests, 52-13 in 2016 and 79-0 in 2019.

Howard University, located in Washington, D.C., is a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The Bison are scheduled to play their postponed fall season this spring beginning on Saturday, Feb. 27 at home against Morgan State.

In other non-conference action in 2021, Maryland is scheduled to host the West Virginia Mountaineers on Sept. 4, which is their season-opener, and the Kent State Golden Flashes on Sept. 25.

Also on Friday, the Big Ten announced a revised conference football schedule for the 2021 season. Maryland will open their conference schedule on Sept. 18 on the road against Illinois.

Other road contests for Maryland in 2021 include Ohio State (Oct. 9), Minnesota (Oct. 23), Michigan State (Nov. 13), and Rutgers (Nov. 27).

Home Big Ten games for the Terrapins in 2021 include Iowa (Oct. 2), Indiana (Oct. 30), Penn State (Nov. 6), and Michigan (Nov. 20).

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