1952 Maryland Terrapins football team

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1952 Maryland Terrapins football
Conference Southern Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 13
AP No. 13
1952 record 7–2 (N/A[nb 1] SoCon)
Head coach Jim Tatum
Offensive scheme Split-T
Seasons
← 1951
1953 →
1952 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 16 Duke $ 5 0 0     8 2 0
Wake Forest 5 1 0     5 4 1
West Virginia 5 1 0     7 2 0
William & Mary 4 1 0     4 5 0
George Washington 4 2 1     5 3 1
VPI 4 4 0     5 6 0
Furman 2 2 1     6 3 1
Washington and Lee 3 4 0     3 7 0
VMI 2 3 1     3 6 1
NC State 2 4 0     3 7 0
South Carolina 2 4 0     5 5 0
North Carolina 1 2 0     2 6 0
The Citadel 1 3 1     3 5 1
Davidson 1 6 0     2 7 0
Clemson 0 1 0     2 6 1
Richmond 0 6 0     1 9 0
Maryland         7 2 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • † League sanctions prevented Maryland from conference participation
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1952 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) college football in its 32nd season as a member of the Southern Conference. However, during the 1952 season, Maryland underwent sanctions by the Southern Conference that disallowed the team from playing any conference opponents.[1] This was in response to Maryland's violation of a newly instituted ban on postseason play the year prior by its participation in the 1952 Sugar Bowl.[2] Jim Tatum served as the head coach for the sixth season of his nine-year tenure. The team compiled a 7–2 record The loss against 14th-ranked Mississippi ended Maryland's school-record 22-game winning streak.[3] After the season, Maryland left the Southern Conference in order to become a founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).[2]

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 20 at Missouri* No. 2 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO W 13–10   18,000
September 27 at Auburn* No. 2 Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 13–7   27,000
October 4 Clemson* No. 3 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 28–0   32,000
October 11 at No. 19 Georgia* No. 4 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 37–0   34,000
October 18 No. 20 Navy* No. 2 Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD (Crab Bowl Classic) W 38–7   44,746
October 25 LSU*dagger No. 2 Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD W 34–6   30,000
November 1 at Boston University* No. 2 Nickerson FieldWeston, MA W 34–7   32,568
November 15 at No. 11 Ole Miss* No. 3 Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS L 14–21   32,500
November 22 at No. 14 Alabama* No. 8 Ladd StadiumMobile, AL L 7–27   33,178
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Maryland was a member of the Southern Conference, but was disallowed from playing any conference opponents during the 1952 season as part of the sanctions for violating the ban on postseason play the year prior.

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Ungrady, Tales from the Maryland Terrapins, p. 77–78, Sports Publishing LLC, 2003, ISBN 1-58261-688-4.
  2. ^ a b K. Adam Powell and Woody Durham, Border Wars: The First Fifty Years of Atlantic Coast Conference Football, p. xvi, Scarecrow Press, ISBN 0-8108-4839-2, 2004.
  3. ^ Year-by-Year Results (PDF), 2008 Maryland Football Media Guide, University of Maryland, 2008. Accessed 2009-06-15. Archived 2009-06-17.