1955 Maryland Terrapins football team

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1955 Maryland Terrapins football
ACC co-champion
Orange Bowl, L 6–20 vs. Oklahoma
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 3
1955 record10–1 (4–0 ACC)
Head coachJim Tatum
Offensive schemeSplit-T
Home stadiumByrd Stadium
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Maryland + 4 0 0     10 1 0
Duke + 4 0 0     7 2 1
Clemson 3 1 0     7 3 0
Wake Forest 3 3 1     5 4 1
North Carolina 3 3 0     3 7 0
NC State 0 2 1     4 5 1
South Carolina 1 5 0     3 6 0
Virginia 0 4 0     1 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 1955 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland, College Park in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) college football in its third season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Their perfect 10–0 regular season culminated with a bid to the 1956 Orange Bowl, where they faced first-ranked Oklahoma. Maryland lost, 6–20.[2] Maryland's 25-12 victory over Clemson on November 12th was referenced in the 1989 film Back to the Future Part II, which primarily took place on the same day.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
17 September 1955at Missouri*No. 8W 13–1218,000
24 September 1955No. 1 UCLA*No. 5W 7–046,000
1 October 1955at No. 20 Baylor*No. 1W 20–639,000
8 October 1955Wake ForestNo. 1
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
W 28–716,000
15 October 1955at North CarolinaNo. 2W 25–730,000
22 October 1955at Syracuse*No. 2W 34–1332,500
29 October 1955South CarolinadaggerNo. 1W 27–025,000
5 November 1955Louisiana State*No. 1
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
W 13–028,000
12 November 1955at ClemsonNo. 2W 25–1230,000
19 November 1955George Washington*No. 2
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
W 19–020,000
2 January 1956vs. No. 1 Oklahoma*No. 3L 6–2076,561
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1955 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 16, 2013.
  2. ^ Year-by-Year Results (PDF), 2008 Maryland Football Media Guide, University of Maryland, 2008. Accessed 2009-06-15. Archived 2009-06-17.