1923 Maryland Aggies football team

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1923 Maryland Aggies football
Maryland terrapins logo.png
Conference Southern Conference
1923 record 7–2–1 (3–1 Southern)
Head coach Curley Byrd (13th year)
Home stadium Byrd Stadium (original)
Seasons
« 1922 1924 »
1923 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Vanderbilt* + 4 0 1     5 2 1
Washington & Lee + 4 0 1     6 3 1
Florida 1 0 2     6 1 2
VPI 4 1 0     6 3 0
Alabama 4 1 1     7 2 1
Tennessee 4 2 0     5 4 1
Maryland 3 1 0     7 2 1
Mississippi A&M 2 1 2     5 2 2
North Carolina 2 1 1     5 3 1
Georgia 3 2 0     5 3 1
Tulane 2 2 1     6 3 1
Clemson 1 1 1     5 2 1
Georgia Tech 0 0 4     3 2 4
NC State 1 4 0     3 7 0
Auburn 0 1 3     3 3 3
Kentucky 0 2 2     4 3 2
Virginia 0 3 1     3 5 1
LSU 0 3 0     3 5 1
Ole Miss 0 4 0     4 6 0
South Carolina 0 4 0     4 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • * – co-member of SIAA

The 1923 Maryland Aggies football team represented the University of Maryland in the 1923 college football season. In their 13th season under head coach Curley Byrd, the Aggies compiled a 7–2–1 record (2–1 in conference), finished in seventh place in the Southern Conference, and outscored their opponents 214 to 56.[1][2]

In 1923, the eponymous stadium, for which coach Byrd had petitioned for funding, was completed at a cost of $60,000 with a maximum capacity of 10,000. That season was also one of Byrd's most successful. He hired former Maryland quarterback and future long-time basketball coach, Burton Shipley, as an assistant coach. The team shutout five of its opponents and held Johns Hopkins and Catholic to just six points apiece. The only losses came at Yale and against Virginia Tech. Maryland led Yale, 14–12, at halftime, but a referee ruled incomplete a drop kick that Byrd claimed was good by a "country mile". Yale won the game, 16–14. Mainly for his performance against Yale and Penn, end Bill "Zeke" Supplee was named an All-American by the Associated Press. He was the first Maryland player honored as such.[3]

Schedule[edit]

  • S29 Randolph Macon W 53-0
  • O6 at Pennsylvania W 3-0
  • O13 • Richmond W 23-0
  • O20 • Virginia Tech 1 L 9-16
  • O27 • North Carolina W 14-0
  • N3 St. John’s (Annapolis) W 28-0
  • N10 at Yale L 14-16 20,000
  • N17 • at NC State W 26-12
  • N24 Catholic U. HC W 40-6 3,000
  • N29 Johns Hopkins T2 T 6-6 1

1 at Washington, D.C. (Griffith Stadium) 2 at Baltimore, Md. (Memorial Stadium)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1923 Maryland Terrapins Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Maryland Yearly Results (1920-1924)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved June 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ David Ungrady, Tales from the Maryland Terrapins, 2003, p. 26, Sports Publishing LLC.