Irish hit the road for 'home' game versus Maryland

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LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- Notre Dame will travel halfway across the country for a "home" game against Maryland on Saturday night in a stadium only 12 miles from the Terrapins' campus.

It's all part of Notre Dame's plan to play one off-site home game per year. The Irish faced Washington State in San Antonio in 2009, hosted Army at Yankee Stadium last year and will face Arizona State at Cowboys Stadium in Texas in 2013.

Irish coach Brian Kelly says the Notre Dame athletic department makes the decisions, and he simply follows orders. In this case, he's taking his team to FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins.

The Irish (6-3) will wear their dark jerseys as the home team. Maryland (2-7) has lost five straight and is winless on the road.