2003 Maryland Terrapins football team

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2003 Maryland Terrapins football
Maryland terrapins logo.png
Gator Bowl Champions
Gator Bowl, W, 41–7 vs. West Virginia
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #20
AP #17
2003 record 10–3 (6–2 ACC)
Head coach Ralph Friedgen
Offensive coordinator Charlie Taaffe
Defensive coordinator Gary Blackney
Home stadium Byrd Stadium
(Capacity: 51,500)
Seasons
« 2002 2004 »
2003 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#11 Florida State   7 1         10 3  
#17 Maryland   6 2         10 3  
#22 Clemson   5 3         9 4  
NC State   4 4         8 5  
Virginia   4 4         8 5  
Georgia Tech   4 4         7 6  
Wake Forest   3 5         5 7  
Duke   2 6         4 8  
North Carolina   1 7         2 10  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2003 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) college football season. It was the Terrapins' 51st season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Ralph Friedgen led the team for his third season as head coach, while Charlie Taaffe served as the third-year offensive coordinator and Gary Blackney as the third-year defensive coordinator. Maryland finished the season with a 10–3 record. The Terrapins received an invitation to the Gator Bowl, where they defeated West Virginia, 41–7, in what was a rematch of a regular season game.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 28 7:30 PM at Northern Illinois* #23 Huskie StadiumDeKalb, IL FSN L 13–20 OT  28,018[1]
September 6 7:15 PM at #13 Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL ESPN2 L 10–35   82,885[1]
September 13 6:00 PM The Citadel* Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 61–0   51,594[1]
September 20 6:00 PM #23 West Virginia* Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD (Rivalry) W 34–7   51,973[1]
September 27 6:00 PM at Eastern Michigan* Rynearson StadiumYpsilanti, MI W 37–13   19,628[1]
October 4 3:30 PM Clemson Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD ABC W 21–7   51,545[1]
October 11 6:00 PM Duke Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD W 33–20   50,084[1]
October 23 7:45 PM at Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA ESPN L 3–7   51,524[1]
November 1 12:00 PM North Carolinadagger Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD JPS W 59–21   51,195[1]
November 13 7:45 PM Virginia Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD (Rivalry) ESPN W 27–17   51,027[1]
November 22 3:30 PM at NC State Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC ABC W 26–24   53,800[1]
November 29 3:30 PM at Wake Forest Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, NC ESPN W 41–28   18,783[1]
January 1 1:00 PM vs. #23 West Virginia* #24 Alltel StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) NBC W 41–7   78,892[1]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following players were selected in the 2004 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Madieu Williams Defensive Back 2 56 Cincinnati Bengals
Randy Starks Defensive Tackle 3 71 Tennessee Titans
Leon Joe Linebacker 4 112 Chicago Bears
Jeff Dugan Tight End 7 220 Minnesota Vikings
Bruce Perry Running Back 7 242 Philadelphia Eagles

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Year-By-Year Results 1960-Present". University of Maryland Department of Athletics. Retrieved October 2, 2011.