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2003 Maryland Terrapins football team

 

2003 Maryland Terrapins football team

The 2003 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) college 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

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 28 7:30 PM at Northern Illinois* #23 Huskie StadiumDeKalb, IL FSN L 13–20 OT  28,018[1]
September 6 7:15 PM at #13 Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL ESPN2 L 10–35   82,885[1]
September 13 6:00 PM The Citadel* Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 61–0   51,594[1]
September 20 6:00 PM #23 West Virginia* Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD (Rivalry) W 34–7   51,973[1]
September 27 6:00 PM at Eastern Michigan* Rynearson StadiumYpsilanti, MI W 37–13   19,628[1]
October 4 3:30 PM Clemson Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD ABC W 21–7   51,545[1]
October 11 6:00 PM Duke Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD W 33–20   50,084[1]
October 23 7:45 PM at Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA ESPN L 3–7   51,524[1]
November 1 12:00 PM North Carolina Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD JPS W 59–21   51,195[1]
November 13 7:45 PM Virginia Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD (Rivalry) ESPN W 27–17   51,027[1]
November 22 3:30 PM at NC State Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC ABC W 26–24   53,800[1]
November 29 3:30 PM at Wake Forest Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, NC ESPN W 41–28   18,783[1]
January 1 1:00 PM vs. #23 West Virginia* #24 Alltel StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) NBC W 41–7   78,892[1]
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Team players in the NFL

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

References

  • 2003-2004 Archive, Univ. of Maryland Terrapins Football official website, accessed November 21, 2008.
  • Maryland 2003 Schedule/Results, ESPN, accessed November 21, 2008.


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