Rix returned to the game after being knocked out of the game in the first quarter on a hit from star linebacker E.J. Henderson.
The fifth-ranked Seminoles have won all 12 meetings with Maryland and will try to extend that streak when the teams meet Saturday night at Byrd Stadium. Florida State is 10-0 against Maryland since joining the ACC, outscoring the Terps by an average of 51.1-15.3.
The Seminoles (2-0) like to pass, but it was the running game that turned some heads in a 40-19 win over Virginia on Labor Day weekend. Greg Jones ran for a career-high 173 yards and Florida State gained 397 yards on the ground, its highest total since a 401-yard effort against the Wake Forest on October 14, 1995.
Coach Bobby Bowden was concerned with a defense that was shaky in a 38-31 win over Iowa State three weeks ago. The unit was much better against Virginia. Cornerback Stanford Samuels broke up three passes, had three tackles and forced a fumble as the Seminoles allowed Virginia to convert just one third down in 13 opportunities.
Maryland (1-1) bounced back from a loss to Notre Dame in the Kickoff Classic to defeat Akron, 44-14 last week. Four different players scored touchdowns and Nick Novack kicked four field goals.
The Terps still are without star rusher Bruce Perry due to a groin injury. Mario Merrills ran for 79 yards last week.
Maryland will try to extend its home winning streak to nine games in the ACC opener for both schools.
Where: College Park, Md./Byrd Stadium
TV/Time: ESPN 7:45 PM
Who: Florida State (2-0)