1983 Maryland Terrapins football team

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1983 Maryland Terrapins football
ACC champion
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1983 record 8–4 (5–0 ACC)
Head coach Bobby Ross
Home stadium Byrd Stadium
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →
1983 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Maryland $ 5 0 0     8 4 0
North Carolina 4 2 0     8 4 0
Georgia Tech 3 2 0     3 8 0
Virginia 3 3 0     6 5 0
Duke 3 3 0     3 8 0
Wake Forest 1 5 0     4 7 0
NC State 1 5 0     3 8 0
No. 11 Clemson 0 0 0*     9 1 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • *Clemson was under NCAA and ACC probation and was ineligible for the ACC title. As a result, their ACC games did not count in the league standings.[1]
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1983 Maryland Terrapins football team represented University of Maryland in the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Terrapins offense scored 316 points while the defense allowed 253 points. Led by head coach Bobby Ross, the Terrapins appeared in the Florida Citrus Bowl.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 10 at Vanderbilt* No. 17 Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, Tennessee W 21–14   40,856
September 17 No. 20 West Virginia* No. 17 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland L 21–31   54,715
September 24 No. 17 Pittsburgh* Byrd Stadium • College Park, Maryland W 13–7   48,500
October 1 Virginia No. 19 Byrd Stadium • College Park, Maryland W 23–13   40,200
October 8 Syracuse* No. 16 Byrd Stadium • College Park, Maryland W 34–13   43,700
October 15 at Wake Forest No. 16 Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, North Carolina W 36–33   22,300
October 22 Dukedagger No. 15 Byrd Stadium • College Park, Maryland W 38–3   40,100
October 29 No. 3 North Carolina No. 13 Byrd Stadium • College Park, Maryland W 28–26   51,200
November 5 at No. 3 Auburn* No. 7 Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama L 23–35   75,600
November 12 at No. 17 Clemson*A No. 11 Memorial StadiumClemson, South Carolina L 27–52   80,615
November 19 at NC State No. 20 Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina W 29–6   32,300
December 17 vs. Tennessee* No. 16 Citrus BowlOrlando, Florida (Florida Citrus Bowl) L 23–30   50,185
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

^ Clemson was under NCAA probation and was ineligible for the ACC title. Therefore, this game did not count in the league standings.[3][1]

1984 NFL Draft[edit]

The following players were selected in the 1984 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Pete Koch Defensive end 1 16 Cincinnati Bengals
Ron Solt Guard 1 19 Indianapolis Colts
Boomer Esiason Quarterback 2 38 Cincinnati Bengals
Dave D'Addio Running back 4 106 Detroit Lions
Willie Joyner Running back 7 170 Houston Oilers
Russell Davis Running back 12 323 Buffalo Bills

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Williams, Larry (2012). The Danny Ford Years at Clemson. 
  2. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/maryland/1983-schedule.html
  3. ^ Wilbon, Michael (November 13, 1983). "Terrapins Lose, 52-27, But Win ACC". The Washington Post. p. D1. Clemson, ranked 17th, improved to 8-1-1, including 7-0 against teams in the ACC, but it is going nowhere. Because the Tigers are on probation, Maryland (7-3, 4-0) is the league champion, no matter what the Terrapins do in the season finale next week at North Carolina State. 
  4. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1984.htm