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1949 Maryland Terrapins football team

Main article: Maryland Terrapins football under Jim Tatum (1947–1955)
1949
Gator Bowl Champions
Gator Bowl vs. Missouri, W, 20–7
Conference Southern Conference
Ranking
AP #14
1949 record 9–1 (4–0 SoCon)
Head coach Jim Tatum
Offensive scheme Split-T
Captain Fred Davis
Home stadium Byrd Stadium (original)

The 1949 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) college football in its 29th season as a member of the Southern Conference. Jim Tatum served as the head coach for the third season of his nine-year tenure. The team compiled a 9–1 record and received a bid to the 1950 Gator Bowl, where they defeated 20th-ranked Missouri, which was coached by Don Faurot, Tatum's former boss and the inventor of the split-T offense.[1]

Coaching staff

Schedule

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
24 September 1949 at Virginia Tech Miles StadiumBlacksburg, Virginia W 34–7   12,000
30 September 1949 Georgetown* Byrd Stadium (original)College Park, Maryland W 40–14   18,227
8 October 1949 at #13 Michigan State* Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, Michigan L 7–14   35,000
22 October 1949 at N.C. State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina W 14–6   15,000
29 October 1949 South Carolina Byrd Stadium (original)College Park, Maryland W 44–7   17,762
5 November 1949 George Washington Byrd Stadium (original)College Park, Maryland W 40–14   N/A
12 November 1949 at #15 Boston* Nickerson FieldWeston, Massachusetts W 14–13   N/A
24 November 1949 West Virginia* #15 Byrd Stadium (original)College Park, Maryland (Maryland–West Virginia rivalry, Thanksgiving) W 47–7   16,117
2 December 1949 at Miami* #14 Miami Orange BowlMiami, Florida W 13–0   35,000
2 January 1950 vs. #20 Missouri* #14 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida (1950 Gator Bowl) W 20–7   18,409
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

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