Well, however the game turns out, the party is going to be serious. Should be quite a show with the fans coming in costume and all. Maryland (4-1-0 ACC, 14-1-0) and Virginia (3-2-0 ACC, 8-7-0) is perhaps the greatest rivalry in D-1A right now. The Terps are currently first in the ACC standings with Virginia third, behind Wake, so this is a meaningful game, as usual. Virginia is smarting from a 1-0 upset loss to North Carolina-Greensboro last night. This game is always the most physical encounter that Maryland gets in any season. Last year, Virginia had three yellow cards and Maryland's Sasho Cirovski had to be restrained after the game. Later, in the ACC Championship game, Virginia out-fouled Maryland 23-16 and led on yellow cards 3-2. That is fairly typical, so this should be a bruiser. Virginia needs the game more than Maryland does, but the Terps will be there to play, so it should be an interesting contest, as always.