JMU has played twice at Maryland in the past, most recently in 2009 when the Terps claimed a 38-35 victory in overtime. Maryland also won the first meeting, 23-15, back in 1998.
Withers, who has installed a 3-4 defense and an up tempo multiple offense, was the head coach in one other season-opening game, a 42-10 win against JMU in 2011 when he was the interim at North Carolina.
Saturday’s kickoff is 3:30 p.m.
JMU Football Coach Everett Withers Audio What is the objective of an up tempo offense
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