FIU, Maryland change date of 2016 game

By Brian Wilmer -

Florida International’s 2016 game with Maryland at Ocean Bank Field at FIU Stadium has been changed from September 10 to September 9, the school announced Wednesday.

Coach Ron Turner expressed his excitement in the release issued by the university.

“We are excited to have our first two games at home and at night.  Maryland is a good program and our guys look forward to having a ‘Friday Night Lights’ experience two games into the season. This will be a great opportunity for our program to be showcased on a Friday night. It should be a great atmosphere under the lights.”

Maryland defeated FIU 43-13 in their only prior trip to Miami.  The teams have played four times, with the Terrapins having won all four.

FIU also announced Louisiana Tech as its homecoming game in the release.  That game is scheduled for October 22.

  1. David
    April 6, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Friday Night Lights… is about HIGH SCHOOL football. This is about “filling television inventory”.

  2. Tanner
    April 6, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Welp, looks like FIU will be losing on homecoming next year. HBTD!

  3. Gator Hater
    April 21, 2016 at 12:35 am

    nice Small 10 OOC game. Gotta love the Small 10