2003 Maryland Terrapins football team

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2003 Maryland Terrapins football
Maryland terrapins logo.png
Gator Bowl champion
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 20
AP No. 17
2003 record 10–3 (6–2 ACC)
Head coach Ralph Friedgen
Offensive coordinator Charlie Taaffe
Defensive coordinator Gary Blackney
Home stadium Byrd Stadium
(Capacity: 51,500)
Seasons
« 2002 2004 »
2003 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#11 Florida State $   7 1         10 3  
#17 Maryland   6 2         10 3  
#22 Clemson   5 3         9 4  
NC State   4 4         8 5  
Virginia   4 4         8 5  
Georgia Tech   4 4         7 6  
Wake Forest   3 5         5 7  
Duke   2 6         4 8  
North Carolina   1 7         2 10  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2003 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland in the 2003 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was the Terrapins' 51st season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Ralph Friedgen led the team for his third season as head coach, while Charlie Taaffe served as the third-year offensive coordinator and Gary Blackney as the third-year defensive coordinator. Maryland finished the season with a 10–3 record. The Terrapins received an invitation to the Gator Bowl, where they defeated West Virginia, 41–7, in what was a rematch of a regular season game.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 28 7:30 PM at Northern Illinois* No. 23 Huskie StadiumDeKalb, Illinois FSN L 13–20 OT  28,018[1]
September 6 7:15 PM at No. 13 Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, Florida ESPN2 L 10–35   82,885[1]
September 13 6:00 PM The Citadel* Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland W 61–0   51,594[1]
September 20 6:00 PM No. 23 West Virginia* Byrd Stadium • College Park, Maryland (Rivalry) W 34–7   51,973[1]
September 27 6:00 PM at Eastern Michigan* Rynearson StadiumYpsilanti, Michigan W 37–13   19,628[1]
October 4 3:30 PM Clemson Byrd Stadium • College Park, Maryland ABC W 21–7   51,545[1]
October 11 6:00 PM Duke Byrd Stadium • College Park, Maryland W 33–20   50,084[1]
October 23 7:45 PM at Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta ESPN L 3–7   51,524[1]
November 1 12:00 PM North Carolinadagger Byrd Stadium • College Park, Maryland JPS W 59–21   51,195[1]
November 13 7:45 PM Virginia Byrd Stadium • College Park, Maryland (Rivalry) ESPN W 27–17   51,027[1]
November 22 3:30 PM at NC State Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina ABC W 26–24   53,800[1]
November 29 3:30 PM at Wake Forest Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, North Carolina ESPN W 41–28   18,783[1]
January 1 1:00 PM vs. No. 23 West Virginia* No. 24 Alltel StadiumJacksonville, Florida (Gator Bowl) NBC W 41–7   78,892[1]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following players were selected in the 2004 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Madieu Williams Defensive Back 2 56 Cincinnati Bengals
Randy Starks Defensive Tackle 3 71 Tennessee Titans
Leon Joe Linebacker 4 112 Chicago Bears
Jeff Dugan Tight End 7 220 Minnesota Vikings
Bruce Perry Running Back 7 242 Philadelphia Eagles

This squad would be loaded with future NFL players on top of the prior names whom were drafted including[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Year-By-Year Results 1960-Present". University of Maryland Department of Athletics. Retrieved October 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.umterps.com/fls/29700/old_site/pdf/m-footbl/spring2.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=29700