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1954 Maryland Terrapins football team

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1954 Maryland Terrapins football team

Main article: Maryland Terrapins football under Jim Tatum (1947–1955)
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Coaches #11
AP #8
1954 record 7–2–1 (4–0–1 ACC)
Head coach Jim Tatum
Offensive scheme Split-T
Home stadium Byrd Stadium

The 1954 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) college football in its second season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. .[1] Maryland, with its rout against Missouri, 74–13, set an ACC record-high for scoring that stood for 27 years.[2]


Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
18 September 1954 at Kentucky* #3 McLean StadiumLexington, KY W 20–0   36,000
1 October 1954 at #4 UCLA* #6 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 7–12   73,376
9 October 1954 at Wake Forest #13 Wake Forest, NC T 13–13   12,000
16 October 1954 North Carolina Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 33–0   26,000
22 October 1954 at #16 Miami* Orange BowlMiami, FL L 7–9   52,506
30 October 1954 at South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC W 20–0   24,000
6 November 1954 N.C. State Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD W 42–14   N/A
13 November 1954 Clemson #17 Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD W 16–0   21,000
20 November 1954 George Washington* #13 Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD W 48–6   N/A
25 November 1954 Missouri* #10 Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD (Thanksgiving) W 74–13   20,000
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.


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