1976 Maryland Terrapins football team

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1976 Maryland Terrapins football
ACC champion
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 11
AP No. 8
1976 record 11–1 (5–0 ACC)
Head coach Jerry Claiborne
Home stadium Byrd Stadium
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 13 Maryland $ 5 0 0     11 1 0
North Carolina 4 1 0     9 3 0
Wake Forest 3 3 0     5 6 0
Duke 2 3 1     5 5 1
NC State 2 3 0     3 7 1
Virginia 1 3 0     2 9 0
Clemson 0 4 1     3 6 2
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 1976 Maryland Terrapins football team represented University of Maryland in the 1976 NCAA Division I football season. The Terrapins offense scored 294 points while the defense allowed 115 points. Led by head coach Jerry Claiborne, the Terrapins appeared in the Cotton Bowl Classic.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 11 Richmond* No. 12 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 31–7   41,088
September 18 at West Virginia* No. 10 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 24–3   35,107
September 25 at Syracuse* No. 8 Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY W 42–28   21,109
October 2 Villanova* No. 7 Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD W 20–9   38,131
October 9 at North Carolina State No. 7 Carter StadiumRaleigh, NC W 16–6   38,500
October 16 Wake Forest No. 5 Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD W 17–15   46,321
October 23 at Duke No. 6 Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC W 30–3   20,200
October 30 Kentucky* No. 5 Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD W 24–14   43,013
November 6 Cincinnati* No. 6 Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD W 21–0   45,315
November 13 Clemsondagger No. 6 Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD W 20–0   40,288
November 20 at Virginia No. 6 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA W 28–0   23,100
January 1 vs. No. 6 Houston* No. 4 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) L 21–30   58,500
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following players were selected in the 1977 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Joe Campbell Defensive Tackle 1 7 New Orleans Saints
Tim Wilson Fullback 3 66 Houston Oilers
Ed Fulton Guard 3 68 Los Angeles Rams
Tom Schick Guard 6 162 New Orleans Saints
Dave Conrad Tackle 12 313 New York Jets

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