That's according to the just-announced schedule.
The Terps lost a close game to the Hurricanes in Miami last season. Maryland has an offer on the table to former Miami head coach Randy Shannon to be defensive coordinator. He was dismissed at the end of the regular season.
Maryland said the Towson game was originally scheduled for the opening weekend of the season.
“We were approached by the ACC about playing Miami in a prime-time national broadcast on ESPN,” Maryland director of athletics Kevin Anderson said in a news release. “Based on the positive experience that our student-athletes and many of our fans enjoyed last season playing on Labor Day, we agreed to the request.”
The Terps opened on Labor Day against Navy last season in Baltimore.
Quick thoughts: The bye week comes in Week 2, which is certainly earlier than most coaches prefer. How do you like starting with a conference game right off the bat? It's good exposure for Maryland to play on ESPN in prime time. It's different in that the Terps have not opened against a league opponent since 2001 (North Carolina).
Sept. 5 MIAMI (Monday) , ESPN, 8 pm
Sept. 10 OPEN
Sept. 17 WEST VIRGINIA
Sept. 24 TEMPLE
Oct. 1 TOWSON
Oct. 8 at Georgia Tech
Oct. 15 CLEMSON
Oct. 22 at Florida State
Oct. 29 BOSTON COLLEGE
Nov. 5 VIRGINIA
Nov. 12 vs. Notre Dame (FedEx Field; Landover, MD)
Nov. 19 at Wake Forest
Nov. 26 at NC State