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1949 • Ranked 14th
The Tatum system was clicking by the third season under the new coach. Maryland scored more points than in any previous season in its history - 266 to its opponents' 81. Jim Tatum and a collection of new players lifted Maryland to its first ranking in the AP poll. Newcomers such as Ed Modzelewski, Bob Ward, Bob Shemonski and junior All-America tackle Ray Krouse were instrumental in leading the Terrapins to eight decisive regular season victories, losing only to No. 13 Michigan State, 14-7. The Terps plowed through the opposition, and after beating No. 15 Boston U. by a 14-13 count, earned the No. 15 poll position themselves. Maryland ended the regular season with a 13-0 shutout at Miami. The Terps earned their first bowl victory with a 20-7 rout of Missouri in the Gator Bowl.


Southern Conf. Standings    
  SC Overall
Team W-L-T W-L-T
No. Carolina 5-0-0 7-4-0
Maryland 4-0-0 9-1-0
Washington & Lee 3-1-1 3-5-1
Duke 4-2-0 6-3-0
William & Mary 4-2-0 6-4-0
The Citadel 2-2-0 4-5-0
Clemson 2-2-0 4-4-2
Furman 3-3-0 3-6-0
South Carolina 3-3-0 4-6-0
Wake Forest 3-3-0 4-6-0
George Washington 2-3-0 4-5-0
NC State 3-6-0 3-7-0
Virginia Tech 1-5-2 1-7-2
Richmond 2-6-0 3-7-0
Davidson 1-5-0 2-8-0

Southern Conference Bowl Game      
Gator Bowl: Maryland 20, Missouri 7     

Maryland Results (9-1, 4-0)        
9-1-0 (4-0, 4-1, 1-0) • SC: 4-0-0, 2nd    
Head Coach: Jim Tatum      
S24     • at Virginia Tech W 34-7
S30     Georgetown W 33-7
O8 [-] [13] at Michigan State L 7-14
O22     • at NC State W 14-6
O29     • South Carolina HC W 44-7
N5     • George Washington W 40-14
N12 [-] [15] at Boston University W 14-13
N24 [15] [-] West Virginia W 47-7
D2 [14] [-] at Miami W 13-0
Gator Bowl          
J2 [14] [20] Missouri (1) W 20-7
1 at Jacksonville, Fla. (Gator Bowl)

1951 • Ranked 3rd, Southern Conference Co-Champions
Maryland completed its only undefeated season in history and clobbered top-ranked and heavily-favored Tennessee in the Sugar Bowl to lay its own claim to a national crown. Led by All-America tackles Bob Ward and Ray Krouse, brothers Ed and Dick Modzelewski, and QB Jack Scarbath, Maryland accepted a Sugar Bowl invitation against the recommendation of Southern Conference presidents who sought for all league institutions to boycott the bowls. The Terps were decided underdogs against No. 1 Tennessee, but Ed "Mighty Mo" Modzelewski's 153 rushing yards and a 28-13 victory prompted Tennessee coach Bob Neyland to state, "We were soundly beaten by a superior team." Despite Maryland's undefeated season, Tennessee claimed the national championship (voting in the AP and UPI polls was done prior to the game). The Terps were awarded the national title by the National Championship Foundation, the Dunkel System, the DeVold System and the Sagarin Ratings.

1951 Team

Southern Conference Standings
  SC Overall
Team W-L-T W-L-T
Maryland 5-0-0 10-0-0
VMI 5-0-0 7-3-0
Washington & Lee 5-1-0 6-4-0
William & Mary 5-1-0 7-3-0
Clemson 3-1-0 7-3-0
Duke 4-2-0 5-4-1
South Carolina 5-3-0 5-4-0
Wake Forest 5-3-0 6-4-0
George Washington 2-3-1 2-6-1
North Carolina 2-3-0 2-8-0
West Virginia 2-3-0 5-5-0
NC State 2-6-0 3-7-0
Richmond 2-6-0 3-8-0
The Citadel 1-3-0 4-6-0
Furman 1-4-1 3-6-1
Davidson 1-5-0 1-8-0
Virginia Tech 1-7-0 2-8-0

Southern Conference Bowl Game
Sugar Bowl: Maryland 28, Tennessee 13

Maryland Results (10-0, 5-0)
10-0-0 (5-0, 3-0, 2-0) • SC: 5-0-0, Co-Champions
Head Coach: Jim Tatum
S29 [16] [-] • at Washington & Lee W 54-14
O6 [9] [-] • George Washington W 33-6
O13 [10] [-] at Georgia W 43-7
O20 [7] [-] • North Carolina W 14-7
O27 [5] [-] at Louisiana State W 27-0
N3 [4] [-] Missouri HC W 35-0
N10 [3] [-] Navy (1) W 40-21
N17 [5] [-] • NC State W 53-0
N24 [4] [-] • West Virginia W 54-7
Sugar Bowl          
J2 [3] [1] Tennessee (2) W 28-13
1 at Baltimore, Md. (Memorial Stadium)
2 at New Orleans, La. (Tulane-Sugar Bowl Stadium)

1952 • Ranked 13th
The amazing win streak continued in 1952, but it ended abruptly and Maryland was kept out of a bowl game despite its No. 13 final ranking. The Terps had amassed 19 straight wins and 22 straight games without a defeat before falling 21-14 at Mississippi on Nov. 15. The end came in the eighth game of a schedule that was revised heavily after Southern Conference teams refused to play Maryland because the Terps had chosen to play in the previous season's Sugar Bowl. Ole Miss scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to upend the Terps, and Maryland fell 27-7 to Alabama the following week to quell any hopes of a bowl bid. Bernie Faloney and Jack Scarbath both were All-Americans and Scarbath, a preseason favorite to win the Heisman Trophy, finished second in the balloting.

1952 Team

Maryland Results (7-2)
7-2-0 (3-0, 4-2)
Head Coach: Jim Tatum
S20 [2] [-] at Missouri W 13-10
S27 [2] [-] at Auburn W 13-7
O4 [3] [-] Clemson W 28-0
O11 [4] [19] at Georgia W 37-0
O18 [2] [20] Navy W 38-7
O25 [2] [-] Louisiana State (HC) W 34-6
N1 [2] [-] at Boston U. W 34-7
N15 [3] [11] at Mississippi L 14-21
N22 [8] [14] at Alabama L 7-27

1953 • National Champions, ACC Co-Champions
College Park was home to the nation's No. 1 football team. The Maryland grid team swept past its 10 regular-season opponents with a perfect record and, in so doing, scored a total of 298 points while limiting its opposition to a record 31. Jim Tatum was named the national coach of the year and many Old Line players were selected to various all-star teams. Operating out of the split T, Maryland ranked sixth in the nation in total offense, averaging 359.5 yards per game. The Terps yielded only 193.2 yards per game and led the country in rushing (83.9) and scoring defense (3.1). During the '53 campaign, the Terps made up for two defeats handed them in 1952 by decisively beating Mississippi and Alabama. After the Terps downed Miami 30-0, Hurricanes coach Andy Gustafson summed up the nation's top team by saying, "Maryland has one of the greatest teams I've ever seen."  Maryland was ranked No. 9 in the Associated Press preseason rankings and took over the top spot in the polls on the final week of the regular season after the No. 2 Terps waxed the No. 11 Crimson Tide, 21-0. The top-ranked and undefeated Terps tied No. 18 Duke for the inaugural ACC title, but fell to 10-1 after losing the Orange Bowl to Oklahoma, 7-0.

1953 Team

ACC Standings
  ACC Overall
Team W-L-T Pts. Opp. W-L-T Pts. Opp.
Duke 4-0-0 105 27 7-2-1 217 81
Maryland 3-0-0 70 6 10-1-0 298 38
South Carolina 2-3-0 58 70 7-3-0 198 97
North Carolina 2-3-0 67 99 4-6-0 173 187
Wake Forest 2-3-0 52 75 3-6-1 123 157
Clemson 1-2-0 25 34 3-5-1 139 172
NC State 0-3-0 14 80 1-9-0 80 263
Virginia       1-8-0 75 242

ACC Bowl Game
Orange Bowl: Oklahoma 7, Maryland 0

Maryland Results (10-1, 3-0)
10-1-0 (5-0, 4-0, 1-1) • ACC: 3-0-0, Co-Champions
Head Coach: Jim Tatum
S19 [9] [-] at Missouri W 20-6
S26 [9] [-] Washington & Lee W 52-0
O3 [3] [-] • at Clemson W 20-0
O10 [4] [-] Georgia W 40-13
O17 [3] [-] • at North Carolina W 26-0
O23 [3] [-] at Miami W 30-0
O30 [2] [-] • South Carolina (HC) W 24-6
N7 [2] [-] George Washington (1) W 27-6
N14 [2] [11] Mississippi W 38-0
N21 [2] [11] Alabama W 21-0
Orange Bowl
J1 [1] [4] Oklahoma (2) L 0-7
Final AP Poll #1
1 at Washington, D.C. (Griffith Stadium); 2 at Miami, Fla. (Orange Bowl)

1954 • Ranked 8th
Entering the season ranked No. 3 in the nation, the Terps began the 1954 campaign in convincing style, shutting out Kentucky 24-0 in their season opener. But the Terps stumbled in their next game, losing a close 12-7 decision to fourth-ranked UCLA. That dropped Maryland to No. 13 in the polls heading into its ACC matchup vs. Wake Forest. A 13-13 tie with the Demon Deacons sent the Terps tumbling out of the national rankings for the first time since 1950. Maryland rebounded to shut out North Carolina 33-0 before dropping a 9-7 road decision to Miami. The Terps went on to win their final five games by a combined score of 200-33, including a 74-13 Thanksgiving Day shellacking of Missouri. Maryland finished the season with a No. 8 national ranking.

1954 Team

ACC Standings
  ACC Overall
Team W-L-T Pts. Opp. W-L-T Pts. Opp.
Duke 4-0-0 122 47 8-2-1 270 161
Maryland 4-0-1 124 27 7-2-1 280 67
North Carolina 4-2-0 93 126 4-5-1 140 222
South Carolina 3-3-0 86 94 6-4-0 172 153
Clemson 1-2-0 40 49 5-5-0 193 121
Wake Forest 1-4-1 106 107 2-7-1 129 165
Virginia 0-2-0 14 53 3-6-0 113 162
NC State 0-4-0 27 109 2-8-0 104 193

ACC Bowl Game
Orange Bowl: Duke 34, Nebraska 7

Maryland Results (7-2-1, 4-0-1)
7-2-1 (5-0, 2-2-1) • ACC: 4-0-1, 2nd
Head Coach: Jim Tatum
S18 [3] [-] at Kentucky W 24-0
O1 [6] [4] at UCLA L 7-12
O9 [13] [-] • at Wake Forest T 13-13
O16     • North Carolina W 33-0
O22 [-] [16] at Miami L 7-9
O30     • at South Carolina W 20-0
N6     • NC State (HC) W 42-14
N13 [17] [-] • Clemson W 16-0
N20 [13] [-] George Washington W 48-6
N25 [10] [-] Missouri W 74-13

1955 • Ranked 3rd, ACC Co-Champions
For the second time in the ACC's first three years, Maryland and Duke tied for the league title with identical 4-0 records. The Terps finished third in both polls while the Blue Devils earned a 16th listing in the UPI poll. The ACC posted a 22-18-1 mark against non-conference opponents. Maryland led the nation in defense against the rush, allowing 83.9 yards per game. Maryland had a 15-game win streak snapped with a 20-6 loss to Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl. Terp center Bob Pellegrini was a consensus All-American and national college lineman of the year.

1955 Team

ACC Standings
  ACC Overall
Team W-L-T Pts. Opp. W-L-T Pts. Opp.
Maryland 4-0-0 105 26 10-1-0 217 77
Duke 4-0-0 94 14 7-2-1 196 95
Clemson 3-1-0 79 59 7-3-0 206 144
North Carolina 3-3-0 90 102 3-7-0 117 218
Wake Forest 3-3-1 105 100 5-4-1 131 157
South Carolina 1-5-0 75 176 3-6-0 120 209
NC State 0-2-1 38 71 4-5-1 206 193
Virginia 0-4-0 42 80 1-9-0 96 201

ACC Bowl Game
Orange Bowl: Oklahoma 20, Maryland 6

Maryland Results (10-1, 4-0)
10-1-0 (5-0, 5-0, 0-1) • ACC: 4-0-0, Co-Champions
Head Coach: Jim Tatum
S17 [8] [-] at Missouri W 13-12
S24 [5] [1] UCLA W 7-0
O1 [1] [20] at Baylor W 20-6
O8 [1] [-] • Wake Forest W 28-7
O15 [2] [-] • at North Carolina W 25-7
O22 [2] [-] at Syracuse W 34-13
O29 [1] [-] • South Carolina (HC) W 27-0
N5 [1] [-] Louisiana State W 13-0
N12 [2] [-] • at Clemson W 25-12
N19 [2] [-] George Washington W 19-0
Orange Bowl
J2 [3] [1] Oklahoma (1) L 6-20
1 at Miami, Fla. (Orange Bowl)

1973 • Ranked 20th
In his second season at Maryland, head coach Jerry Claiborne lifted the Terps to a 5-1 mark in the ACC, and their first national ranking in 12 seasons. The Terps were 5-3 after a 42-22 loss to No. 6 Penn State, but three decisive wins over Virginia, Clemson and Tulane earned Maryland a bid to its first bowl game since the 1956 Orange Bowl. Maryland dominated Georgia in the Peach Bowl, outgaining the Bulldogs 461 to 284 on offense and driving inside the Georgia 20-yard line seven times. Four turnovers proved costly, however, and after a 10-10 tie at intermission, all Maryland could muster were a pair of fourth-quarter field goals by Steve Mike-Mayer. Defensive tackle Randy White earned the first of his two All-America awards.

1973 Team

ACC Standings
  ACC Overall
Team W-L-T Pts. Opp. W-L-T Pts. Opp.
NC State 6-0-0 197 93 9-3-0 396 251
Maryland 5-1-0 173 50 8-4-0 335 141
Clemson 4-2-0 147 129 5-6-0 231 263
Virginia 3-3-0 122 161 4-7-0 199 300
Duke 1-4-1 58 99 2-8-1 132 204
North Carolina 1-5-0 150 159 4-7-1 242 266
Wake Forest 0-5-1 38 194 1-9-1 73 326

ACC Bowl Games
Peach Bowl: Georgia 17, Maryland 16
Liberty Bowl: NC State 31, Kansas 18

Maryland Results (8-4, 5-1)
8-4-0 (4-2, 3-1, 1-1) • ACC: 5-1-0, 2nd
Head Coach: Jerry Claiborne
S15     West Virginia L 13-20
S22     • at North Carolina W 23-3
S29     Villanova W 31-3
O6     Syracuse W 38-0
O13     • at NC State L 22-24
O20     • at Wake Forest W 37-0
O27     • Duke (1) W 30-10
N3 [-] [6] Penn State L 22-42
N10     • Virginia (HC) W 33-0
N17     • at Clemson W 28-13
N24 [18] [17] Tulane W 42-9
Peach Bowl
D28 [18] [-] Georgia (2) L 16-17
1 at Norfolk, Va.; 2 at Atlanta, Ga. (Fulton County Stadium)

1974 • Ranked 13th
Maryland won its first conference championship in 18 years, sweeping past all six of its league opponents. It marked the 10th time in conference history that a team had gone unbeaten in league play. The Terps extended their win streak against ACC foes to 10. Maryland took a top-10 ranking into the Liberty Bowl before falling to Tennessee, 7-3, and ending the season 13th in the final AP poll. Maryland's Randy White was a consensus All-American and won both the Outland and Lombardi trophies.

1974 Team

ACC Standings
  ACC Overall
Team W-L-T Pts. Opp. W-L-T Pts. Opp.
Maryland 6-0-0 198 35 8-4-0 316 104
Clemson 4-2-0 130 135 7-4-0 246 250
North Carolina 4-2-0 146 115 7-5-0 364 279
NC State 4-2-0 145 120 9-2-1 317 241
Duke 2-4-0 110 136 6-5-0 201 208
Virginia 1-5-0 61 111 4-7-0 207 239
Wake Forest 0-6-0 31 169 1-10-0 74 348

ACC Bowl Games
Liberty Bowl: Tennessee 7, Maryland 3
Bluebonnet Bowl: NC State 31, Houston 31
Sun Bowl: Mississippi State 26, North Carolina 24

Maryland Results (8-4, 6-0)
8-4-0 (5-1, 2-1, 1-2) • ACC: 6-0-0, Champions
Head Coach: Jerry Claiborne
S14 [14] [3] Alabama L 16-21
S21 [14] [-] Florida (1) L 10-17
S28     • North Carolina W 24-12
O5     at Syracuse W 31-0
O12     • Clemson W 41-0
O19 [18] [-] • Wake Forest (HC) W 47-0
O26 [15] [17] • NC State W 20-10
N2 [15] [10] at Penn State L 17-24
N9 [14] [-] Villanova W 41-0
N16 [13] [-] • Duke (2) W 56-13
N23 [11] [-] • at Virginia W 10-0
Liberty Bowl
D16 [10] [20] Tennessee (3) L 3-7
1 at Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Stadium); 2 at Norfolk, Va. (Foreman Field); 3 at Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium)

1975 • Ranked 13th, ACC Champions
Maryland captured its second consecutive ACC title by posting a perfect 5-0 league mark and extending its win streak over conference opponents to 15, tying a league record. For the third straight year, the Terps took part in postseason competition, defeating Florida, 13-0, in the Gator Bowl. Maryland, which led the league in total offense with 375.2 yards per game, set an ACC single-game total offense mark with 802 yards in a 62-24 victory over Virginia, Nov. 22. Maryland's John Schultz was the nation's top kickoff returner with a 31.0 average.

1975 Team

ACC Standings
  ACC Overall
Team W-L-T Pts. Opp. W-L-T Pts. Opp.
Maryland 5-0-0 182 73 9-2-1 312 150
Duke 3-0-2 131 84 4-5-2 197 212
NC State 2-2-1 131 115 7-4-1 260 210
Wake Forest 3-3-0 145 137 3-8-0 221 264
Clemson 2-3-0 102 141 2-9-0 177 381
North Carolina 1-4-1 119 159 3-7-1 207 272
Virginia 0-5-0 98 226 1-10-0 175 428

ACC Bowl Games
Gator Bowl: Maryland 13, Florida 0
Peach Bowl: West Virginia 13, NC State 10

Maryland Results (9-2-1, 5-0)
9-2-1 (4-1, 4-1-1, 1-0) • ACC: 5-0-0, Champions
Head Coach: Jerry Claiborne
S6 [17] [-] Villanova W 41-0
S13 [14] [20] at Tennessee L 8-26
S20     • at North Carolina W 34-7
S27 [20] [-] at Kentucky T 10-10
O4     Syracuse (HC) W 24-7
O11     • NC State W 37-22
O18 [19] [-] • at Wake Forest W 27-0
N1 [14] [9] Penn State L 13-15
N8 [16] [-] at Cincinnati W 21-19
N15     • at Clemson W 22-20
N22 [20] [-] • Virginia W 62-24
Gator Bowl
D29 [17] [13] Florida (1) W 13-0
1 at Jacksonville, Fla. (Gator Bowl)

1976 • Ranked 8th, ACC Champions
The powerful Terrapins swept through the regular season undefeated and became only the second team in ACC history to win three consecutive league titles outright. Coach Jerry Claiborne's club ran its conference victory string to a record 20 straight. The Terps appeared in a bowl for the fourth straight year, losing to Southwest Conference champion Houston, 30-21, in the Cotton Bowl. Maryland tackle Joe Campbell was a consensus All-American. Maryland's No. 8 ranking in the final AP poll was the first Top 10 finish by an ACC team since 1960.

1976 Team

ACC Standings
  ACC Overall
Team W-L-T Pts. Opp. W-L-T Pts. Opp.
Maryland 5-0-0 111 24 11-1-0 294 115
North Carolina 4-1-0 144 102 9-3-0 243 220
Wake Forest 3-3-0 124 118 5-6-0 177 206
Duke 2-3-1 125 145 5-5-1 234 245
NC State 2-3-0 97 98 3-7-1 205 258
Virginia 1-4-0* 40 111 2-9-0 106 266
Clemson 0-4-1 76 123 3-6-2 172 237
*Loss to Virginia Tech counted as conference game

ACC Bowl Games
Cotton Bowl: Houston 30, Maryland 21
Peach Bowl: Kentucky 21, North Carolina 0

Maryland Results (11-1, 5-0)
11-1-0 (6-0, 5-0, 0-1) • ACC: 5-0-0, Champions
Head Coach: Jerry Claiborne
S11 [12] [-] Richmond W 31-7
S18 [10] [-] at West Virginia W 24-3
S25 [8] [-] at Syracuse W 42-28
O2 [7] [-] Villanova W 20-9
O9 [7] [-] • at NC State W 16-6
O16 [5] [-] • Wake Forest W 17-15
O23 [6] [-] • at Duke W 30-3
O30 [5] [-] Kentucky W 24-14
N6 [6] [-] Cincinnati W 21-0
N13 [6] [-] • Clemson (HC) W 20-0
N20 [6] [-] • at Virginia W 28-0
Cotton Bowl
J1 [4] [6] Houston (1) L 21-30
1 at Dallas, Texas (Cotton Bowl)

1978 • Ranked 20th
The Terps fired out of the gates 8-0 including a 31-7 homecoming win over No. 20 NC State. Maryland steadily rose in the polls, and after a 27-0 shutout of Duke, was No. 5 heading into a showdown at No. 2 Penn State. The Nittany Lions won a 27-3 decision in front of 78,019 which dropped Maryland to No. 13 in the polls. But after a 17-7 win at Virginia, the Terps were paired with Clemson for an ACC first-place showdown. No. 11 Maryland and No. 12 Clemson entered the regular-season finale both tied at 5-0. Clemson emerged from the Byrd Stadium shootout a 28-24 victor. The loss sent Maryland into a Sun Bowl matchup with Texas, where it suffered its worst bowl loss ever, 42-0.

1978 Team

ACC Standings
  ACC Overall
Team W-L-T Pts. Opp. W-L-T Pts. Opp.
Clemson 6-0-0 183 71 11-1-0 368 131
Maryland 5-1-0 159 62 9-3-0 261 167
NC State 4-2-0 133 112 9-3-0 280 108
North Carolina 3-3-0 124 132 5-6-0 199 216
Duke 2-4-0 56 108 4-7-0 108 247
Wake Forest 1-5-0 59 161 1-10-0 104 274
Virginia 0-6-0 75 143 2-9-0 139 236

ACC Bowl Games
Sun Bowl: Texas 42, Maryland 0
Tangerine Bowl: NC State 30, Pittsburgh 17
Gator Bowl:  Clemson 17, Ohio State 15

Maryland Results (9-3, 5-1)
9-3-0 (4-1, 5-1, 0-1) • ACC: 5-1-0, 2nd
Head Coach: Jerry Claiborne
S9     Tulane W 31-7
S16 [20] [-] at Louisville W 24-17
S23 [18] [-] • at North Carolina W 21-20
S30 [15] [-] Kentucky W 20-3
O7 [12] [20] • NC State (HC) W 31-7
O14 [10] [-] at Syracuse W 24-9
O21 [6] [-] • Wake Forest W 39-0
O28 [5] [-] • at Duke W 27-0
N4 [5] [2] at Penn State L 3-27
N11 [13] [-] • at Virginia W 17-7
N18 [11] [12] • Clemson L 24-28
Sun Bowl
D23 [13] [14] Texas (1) L 0-42
1 at El Paso, Texas (Sun Bowl)

1982 • Ranked 20th
Junior quarterback Boomer Esiason led the Terrapins and first-year head coach Bobby Ross to a seven-game midseason win streak which earned Maryland its first national ranking in two seasons. After early season losses at No. 7 Penn State and No. 17 West Virginia, Maryland scored points at will while rolling through its ACC schedule. The Terrapins' 31-point average was second only to its undefeated season of 1951, and Ross was named the national coach of the year by the Washington Touchdown Club. A 31-24 win at No. 10 North Carolina put Maryland back in the rankings, and another shootout with Clemson would determine the ACC champion. No. 16 Maryland was invited to the inaugural Aloha Bowl in Honolulu where it surrendered a last-second touchdown to No. 9 Washington, losing 21-20.

1982 Team

ACC Standings
  ACC Overall
Team W-L-T Pts. Opp. W-L-T Pts. Opp.
Clemson 6-0-0 196 95 9-1-1 289 147
Maryland 5-1-0 222 121 8-4-0 373 220
North Carolina 3-3-0 146 100 8-4-0 348 149
Duke 3-3-0 172 179 6-5-0 307 290
NC State 3-3-0 111 131 6-5-0 206 255
Virginia 1-5-0 92 214 2-9-0 208 320
Wake Forest 0-6-0 91 186 3-8-0 200 286
Georgia Tech       6-5-0 239 286

ACC Bowl Games
Aloha Bowl: Washington 21, Maryland 20
Sun Bowl: North Carolina 26, Texas 10

Maryland Results (8-4, 5-1)
8-4-0 (5-1, 3-2, 0-1) • ACC: 5-1-0, 2nd
Head Coach: Bobby Ross
S11 [-] [7] at Penn State L 31-39
S18 [-] [17] at West Virginia L 18-19
S25     • NC State W 23-6
O2     at Syracuse W 26-3
O9     Indiana State W 38-0
O16     • Wake Forest W 52-31
O23     • Duke (HC) W 49-22
O30 [-] [10] • at North Carolina W 31-24
N7 [19] [-] Miami W 18-17
N13 [18] [11] • Clemson L 22-24
N20 [19] [-] • at Virginia W 45-14
Aloha Bowl
D25 [16] [9] Washington (1) L 20-21
1 at Honolulu, Hawaii (Aloha Stadium)

1983, ACC Champions
Maryland claimed its first ACC title since 1976, finishing undefeated to top runner-up North Carolina (4-2). Maryland opened the season by winning six of its first seven contests, including ACC matchups vs. Virginia, Wake Forest, Duke and North Carolina. The Terps were ranked seventh in the nation prior to suffering a 35-23 setback at the hands of No. 3-ranked Auburn on Nov. 5. Maryland closed the regular season and wrapped up the ACC crown topping NC State on the road, 29-6.

1983 Team

ACC Standings
  ACC Overall
Team W-L-T Pts. Opp. W-L-T Pts. Opp.
Maryland 6-0-0 154 71 8-4-0 316 253
North Carolina 4-2-0 184 117 8-4-0 337 216
Georgia Tech 3-2-0 147 140 3-8-0 222 313
Duke 3-3-0 150 183 3-8-0 246 350
Virginia 3-3-0 145 150 6-5-0 252 280
NC State 1-5-0 108 159 3-8-0 236 246
Wake Forest 1-5-0 150 218 4-7-0 257 281
Clemson*       9-1-1 338 200
* Not eligible for championship by conference action

ACC Bowl Games
Florida Citrus Bowl: Tennessee 30, Maryland 23
Peach Bowl:  Florida State 28, North Carolina 3

Maryland Results (8-4, 6-0)
8-4-0 (5-1, 3-2, 0-1) • ACC: 6-0-0, Champions
Head Coach: Bobby Ross
S10 [17] [-] at Vanderbilt W 21-14
S17 [17] [20] West Virginia L 21-31
S24 [-] [17] Pittsburgh W 13-7
O1 [19] [-] • Virginia W 23-3
O8 [16] [-] Syracuse W 34-13
O15 [16] [-] • at Wake Forest W 36-33
O22 [15] [-] • Duke (HC) W 38-3
O29 [13] [3] • North Carolina W 28-26
N5 [7] [3] at Auburn L 23-35
N12 [11] [17] • at Clemson * L 27-52
N19 [20] [-] • at NC State W 29-6
Florida Citrus Bowl
D17 [16] [-] Tennessee (1) L 23-30
1 at Orlando, Fla. (Florida Citrus Bowl)
* Clemson ineligible for ACC title, game counts as Maryland win in ACC standings

1984 • Ranked 12th, ACC Champions
Maryland pocketed the championship for the second year in a row and earned its fifth outright crown over the past 11 seasons. The title was not decided until the season's final weekend when the Terps knocked off Virginia, 45-34, for the league crown. Maryland, trailing Miami 31-0 at the half on Nov. 10, rallied for 42 second-half points to beat the No. 6 Hurricanes, 42-40, setting a record for the greatest comeback in NCAA Division I-A football history. The Terps, taking part in their third straight bowl game, defeated Tennessee in the Sun Bowl, 28-27.

1984 Team

ACC Standings
  ACC Overall
Team W-L-T Pts. Opp. W-L-T Pts. Opp.
Maryland 6-0-0 204 102 9-3-0 380 280
Virginia 3-1-2 189 108 8-4-0 337 216
North Carolina 3-2-1 119 125 5-5-1 234 274
Wake Forest 3-3-0 91 124 6-5-0 205 232
Georgia Tech 2-2-1 114 81 6-4-1 296 201
Duke 1-5-0 67 162 2-9-0 128 301
NC State 1-5-0 97 179 3-8-0 263 311
Clemson*       7-4-0 346 215
* Not eligible for championship by conference action

ACC Bowl Games
Sun Bowl: Maryland 28, Tennessee 27
Peach Bowl: Virginia 27, Purdue 24

Maryland Results (9-3, 6-0)
9-3-0 (2-2, 5-1, 2-0) • ACC: 6-0-0 Champions
Head Coach: Bobby Ross
S8     Syracuse L 7-23
S15     Vanderbilt L 14-23
S22 [-] [17] at West Virginia W 20-17
S29     • Wake Forest W 38-17
O6 [-] [11] at Penn State L 24-25
O13     • NC State (HC) W 44-21
O27     • at Duke W 43-7
N3     • at North Carolina W 34-23
N10 [-] [6] at Miami W 42-40
N17 [-] [20] • Clemson (1) W 41-23
N24 [18] [-] • at Virginia W 45-34
Sun Bowl
D22 [12] [-] Tennessee (2) W 28-27
1 at Baltimore, Md. (Memorial Stadium); 2 at El Paso, Texas (Sun Bowl)

1985 • Ranked 18th, ACC Champions
Maryland made it three championships in a row and six in 12 years by finishing unbeaten in ACC play. For the fourth straight year and 11th time in 13 seasons, the Terps took part in postseason play, knocking off Syracuse in the Cherry Bowl, 35-18. Maryland extended its ACC winning streak to 17 games with a 33-21 title-clinching victory over Virginia on the final weekend of the season. Offensive tackle J.D. Maarleveld was tabbed as a consensus All-American.

1985 Team

ACC Standings
  ACC Overall
Team W-L-T Pts. Opp. W-L-T Pts. Opp.
Maryland 6-0-0 192 92 9-3-0 326 192
Georgia Tech 5-1-0 136 55 9-2-1 252 132
Clemson 4-3-0 167 122 6-6-0 244 222
Virginia 4-3-0 172 150 6-5-0 262 217
North Carolina 3-4-0 129 154 5-6-0 224 223
Duke 2-5-0 94 174 4-7-0 193 252
NC State 2-5-0 121 189 3-8-0 186 305
Wake Forest 1-6-0 99 174 4-7-0 212 249

ACC Bowl Games
Cherry Bowl: Maryland 35, Syracuse 18
Independence Bowl: Minnesota 20, Clemson 13
All-American Bowl: Georgia Tech 17, Michigan State 14

Maryland Results (9-3, 6-0)
9-3-0 (4-1, 3-1, 2-1) • ACC: 6-0-0, Champions
Head Coach: Bobby Ross
S7 [7] [19] Penn State L 18-20
S14 [17] [-] Boston College (1) W 31-13
S21 [17] [-] West Virginia W 28-0
S28 [17] [12] at Michigan L 0-20
O5     • at NC State W 31-17
O19     • at Wake Forest W 26-3
O26     • Duke W 40-10
N2     • North Carolina (HC) W 28-10
N9 [-] [8] Miami (2) L 22-29
N16     • at Clemson W 34-31
N29     • Virginia W 33-21
Cherry Bowl
D21     Syracuse (3) W 35-18
1 at Foxboro, Mass. (Sullivan Stadium); 2 at Baltimore, Md. (Memorial Stadium); 3 at Pontiac, Mich. (Pontiac Silverdome)

2001 • Ranked 11th, ACC Champions
Under first-year head coach Ralph Friedgen, the consensus national coach of the year, the Terps claimed their first ACC title since 1985. Maryland became the first team other than Florida State to win the ACC title outright since the Seminoles joined the league in 1992. Maryland was selected to the Bowl Championship Series for the first time, meeting Florida in the FedEx Orange Bowl at Pro Player Stadium in Miami. E.J. Henderson was ACC Player of the Year and a consensus All-American.

2001 Team

ACC Standings
  ACC Overall
Team W-L-T Pts. Opp. W-L-T Pts. Opp.
Maryland 7-1-0 271 173 10-2-0 413 266
Florida State 6-2-0 304 194 8-4-0 403 304
North Carolina 5-3-0 237 145 8-5-0 337 271
Georgia Tech 4-4-0 246 215 8-5-0 405 281
NC State 4-4-0 212 185 7-5-0 319 257
Clemson 4-4-0 246 268 7-5-0 369 339
Wake Forest 3-5-0 213 247 6-5-0 292 311
Virginia 3-5-0 178 244 5-7-0 249 331
Duke 0-8-0 164 390 0-11-0 212 491

ACC Bowl Games
FedEx Orange Bowl: Florida 56, Maryland 23
Toyota Gator Bowl: Florida State 30, Virginia Tech 17
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: North Carolina 16, Auburn 10
Humanitarian Bowl: Clemson 49, Louisiana Tech 24
Seattle Bowl: Georgia Tech 24, Stanford 14
Tangerine Bowl: Pittsburgh 34, NC State 19

Maryland Results (10-2, 7-1)
10-2-0 (7-0, 3-1, 0-1) • ACC: 7-1-0, Champions
Head Coach: Ralph Friedgen
S1     • North Carolina W 23-7
S8     Eastern Michigan W 50-3
S22     • at Wake Forest W 27-20
S29     West Virginia W 32-20
O6 [25] [-] • Virginia W 41-21
O11 [22] [15] • at Georgia Tech W 20-17 ot
O20 [12] [-] • Duke (HC) W 59-17
O27 [10] [18] • at Florida State L 31-52
N3 [15] [-] Troy State W 47-14
N10 [13] [-] • Clemson W 37-20
N17 [10] [-] • at NC State W 23-19
FedEx Orange Bowl
J2 [6] [5] Florida (1) L 23-56
1 at Miami, Fla. (Pro Player Stadium)

2002 • Ranked 13th
Maryland closed the season by winning 10 of its final 11 games to match the 1976 team for most wins in school history (11) and finished the season ranked 13th in both major polls. The Terps tied for second in the ACC and captured their first bowl victory since 1985 - a 30-3 defeat of Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Linebacker E.J. Henderson, the first two-time consensus All-American in Maryland history, won the Bednarik (nation's outstanding defensive player) and Butkus (nation's outstanding linebacker) awards. A school-record eight players were named first team All-ACC.

2002 Team

ACC Standings
  ACC Overall
Team W-L-T Pts. Opp. W-L-T Pts. Opp.
Florida State 7-1-0 275 142 9-5-0 428 301
Maryland 6-2-0 247 161 11-3-0 451 228
Virginia 6-2-0 220 185 9-5-0 402 348
NC State 5-3-0 192 127 11-3-0 460 238
Georgia Tech 4-4-0 148 150 7-6-0 280 267
Clemson 4-4-0 197 223 7-6-0 330 349
Wake Forest 3-5-0 196 198 7-6-0 356 327
North Carolina 1-7-0 113 285 3-9-0 223 421
Duke 0-8-0 137 254 2-10-0 227 353

ACC Bowl Games
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: Maryland 30, Tennessee 3
Nokia Sugar Bowl: Georgia 26, Florida State 13
Mazda Tangerine Bowl: Texas Tech 55, Clemson 13
Toyota Gator Bowl: NC State 28, Notre Dame 6
Continental Tire Bowl: Virginia 48, West Virginia 22
Silicon Valley Classic: Fresno State 30, Georgia Tech 21
Seattle Bowl: Wake Forest 38, Oregon 17

Maryland Results (11-3, 6-2)
11-3-0 (6-1, 3-1, 1-1) • ACC: 6-2-0, T-2nd
A25 [21] [-] vs. Notre Dame (1) L 0-22
S7     Akron W 44-14
S14 [-] [5] • Florida State L 10-37
S21     Eastern Michigan W 45-3
S28     Wofford W 37-8
O5     at West Virginia W 48-17
O17     • Georgia Tech W 34-10
O26     • at Duke W 45-12
N2     • at North Carolina W 59-7
N9 [25] [14] • NC State W 24-21
N16 [19] [-] • at Clemson W 30-12
N23 [18] [-] • at Virginia L 13-48
N30 [25] [-] • Wake Forest W 32-14
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
D31 [18] [-] vs. Tennessee (2) W 30-3
1 at East Rutherford, N.J. (Giants Stadium); 2 at Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome)

2003 • Ranked 17th
After starting its season 0-2, Maryland finished the season by winning 10 of its last 11 games for the second year in a row. In doing so, the Terrapins became the first team in Atlantic Coast Conference history to win 10 games after starting 0-2. The Terps finished 2003 10-3, winning the Toyota Gator Bowl by a resounding 41-7 margin over regional rival West Virginia, a team they had beaten once already earlier in the season. Scott McBrien was named the game's MVP after posting a career performance (21-33, 381 yards, 3 TDs, 0 int, 2 rush TD) against his former school. Ralph Friedgen's 31 wins in three years marked the seventh-most in NCAA history by a third-year coach and most-ever by an ACC coach. Ten players were named first or second team All-ACC, most by any team in the league.

2003 Team

ACC Standings
  ACC Overall
Team W-L-T Pts. Opp. W-L-T Pts. Opp.
Florida State 7-1-0 269 138 10-3-0 419 219
Maryland 6-2-0 220 159 10-3-0 406 206
Clemson 5-3-0 212 168 9-4-0 367 250
NC State 4-4-0 256 250 8-5-0 489 385
Virginia 4-4-0 187 164 8-5-0 364 265
Georgia Tech 4-4-0 151 178 7-6-0 274 266
Wake Forest 3-5-0 242 236 5-7-0 335 357
Duke 2-6-0 139 265 4-8-0 210 343
North Carolina 1-7-0 184 322 2-10-0 317 459

ACC Bowl Games
Toyota Gator Bowl: Maryland 41, West Virginia 7
FedEx Orange Bowl: Miami 16, Florida State 14
Mazda Tangerine Bowl: NC State 56, Kansas 26
Continental Tire Bowl: Virginia 23, Pittsburgh 16
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: Clemson 27, Tennessee 14
Humanitarian Bowl: Georgia Tech 52, Tulsa 10

Maryland Results (10-3, 6-2)
10-3-0 (6-0, 3-3, 1-0) • ACC: 6-2-0, 2nd
Head Coach: Ralph Friedgen
A28 [15] [-] at Northern Illinois L 13-20 ot
S6 [-] [11] • at Florida State L 10-35
S13     The Citadel W 61-0
S20     West Virginia W 34-7
S27     at Eastern Michigan W 37-13
O4     • Clemson W 21-7
O11     • Duke W 33-20
O23     • at Georgia Tech L 3-7
N1     • North Carolina (HC) W 59-21
N13     • Virginia W 27-17
N22     • at NC State W 26-24
N29     • at Wake Forest W 41-28
Toyota Gator Bowl
J1 [23] [20] vs. West Virginia (1) W 41-7
1 at Jacksonville, Fla. (ALLTEL Stadium)


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