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1974 Maryland Terrapins football team


1974 Maryland Terrapins football team

ACC Champions
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1974 record 8-4 (6-0 ACC)
Head coach Jerry Claiborne
Home stadium Byrd Stadium

The 1974 Maryland Terrapins football team represented University of Maryland in the 1974 NCAA Division I-A college football season. The Terrapins offense scored 316 points while the defense allowed 104 points. Led by head coach Jerry Claiborne, the Terrapins appeared in the Liberty Bowl.

Regular season

  • In the Maryland–Virginia rivalry, the Terrapins beat the Cavaliers.
  • In the Duke–Maryland rivalry, the Terrapins beat the Blue Devils.


Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 14 #3 Alabama* #14 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD L 16–21   54,412
September 21 at Florida* #14 Tampa StadiumTampa, FL L 10–17   41,140
September 28 North Carolina Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD W 24–12   17,800
October 5 at Syracuse* Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY W 31–0   19,130
October 12 Clemson Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD W 41–0   32,644
October 19 Wake Forest #18 Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD W 47–0   31,136
October 26 #17 North Carolina State #15 Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD W 20–10   49,647
November 2 at #10 Penn State* #15 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA L 17–24   60,125
November 9 Villanova* #14 Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD W 41–0   42,331
November 16 vs. Duke #13 Foreman FieldNorfolk, VA (Oyster Bowl) W 56–13   24,000
November 23 at Virginia #11 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA W 10–0   22,100
December 16 vs. #20 Tennessee* #10 Memphis Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) L 3–7   51,284
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team Players in the NFL

The following players were selected in the 1975 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Randy White Defensive Tackle 1 2 Dallas Cowboys
Steve Mike-Mayer Kicker 3 72 San Francisco 49ers
Louis Carter Running Back 3 76 Oakland Raiders
Walter White Tight End 3 78 Pittsburgh Steelers
Stan Rogers Tackle 5 107 Denver Broncos
Bob Avellini Quarterback 6 135 Chicago Bears
Phil Waganheim Punter 10 236 Baltimore Colts
Ken Schroy Defensive Back 10 248 Philadelphia Eagles
Harry Walters Linebacker 12 303 Denver Broncos
Robert Smith Defensive Back 16 416 Baltimore Colts
Frank Russell Wide Receiver 17 440 Baltimore Colts

Awards and honors

  • Randy White, Lombardi Award[3]
  • Randy White, Outland Trophy[4]


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