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2015 Maryland Terrapins football team

2015 Maryland Terrapins football
Conference Big Ten Conference
East Division
2015 record 2–6 (0–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Randy Edsall (fired after 6 games),
Mike Locksley (interim) (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Mike Locksley (4th year)
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Keith Dudzinski (1st as dc; 4th Overall year)
Base defense 4-3
Home stadium Byrd Stadium
(Capacity: 51,802)
2015 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
#6 Michigan State   4 0         8 0  
#1 Ohio State   4 0         8 0  
Penn State   4 1         7 2  
#16 Michigan   3 1         6 2  
Rutgers   1 4         3 5  
Indiana   0 4         4 4  
Maryland   0 4         2 6  
West Division
#10 Iowa   4 0         8 0  
Wisconsin   4 1         7 2  
Northwestern   2 2         6 2  
Illinois   1 3         4 4  
Minnesota   1 3         4 4  
Purdue   1 3         2 6  
Nebraska   1 4         3 6  
Championship: December 5, 2015
As of November 1, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2015 Maryland Terrapins football team represents the University of Maryland, College Park in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Terrapins were led by fifth-year head coach Randy Edsall, who was fired after starting the season 2–4. Offensive Coordinator Mike Locksley was promoted to head coach for the rest of the season.[1] They play their home games at Byrd Stadium. Maryland competes in the East Division of the Big Ten Conference.

Contents

  • Previous season 1
  • Schedule 2
  • Game summaries 3
    • Richmond 3.1
    • Bowling Green 3.2
    • South Florida 3.3
    • at West Virginia 3.4
    • Michigan 3.5
    • at Ohio State 3.6
    • vs Penn State 3.7
    • at Iowa 3.8
    • Wisconsin 3.9
    • at Michigan State 3.10
    • Indiana 3.11
    • at Rutgers 3.12
  • References 4

Previous season

The 2014 Maryland Terrapins football team finished the regular season 7-5, with a highlight win against Indiana the team's first Big Ten Conference win. After defeating the Penn State Nittany Lions the Terrapins become bowl eligible and was invited to play in the 2014 Foster Farms Bowl against the Stanford Cardinal of the Pacific-12 Conference. Maryland lost to the Cardinals in Santa Clara, California 21–45 finishing their 2014 Season at 7-6.

Schedule

Maryland announced their 2015 football schedule on June 3, 2013. The 2015 schedule consist of 6 home, 5 away, and 1 neutral site games in the regular season. The Terrapins will host Big Ten foes Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin and will travel to Iowa, Michigan State, the defending champions Ohio State, and Rutgers. Maryland will play Penn State in Baltimore at the M&T Bank Stadium for the 39th meeting of their rivalry[2]

The Terrapins will host three of their four non conference games against rival West Virginia of the Big 12 Conference on September 26.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 12:00 PM #18 (FCS) Richmond* Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD ESPNU W 50–21   38,117
September 12 12:00 PM Bowling Green* Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD BTN L 27–48   36,332
September 19 12:00 PM South Florida* Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD ESPNU W 35–17   36,827
September 26 3:00 PM at West Virginia* Rivalry) FS1 L 6–45   61,174
October 3 12:00 PM #22 Michigan Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD BTN L 0–28   51,802
October 10 12:00 PM at #1 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH BTN L 28–49   107,869
October 24 3:30 PM vs. Penn State M&T Bank StadiumBaltimore, MD (Rivalry) ESPN L 30–31   68,948
October 31 3:30 PM at #10 Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ABC/ESPN2 L 15–31   62.667
November 7 3:30 PM Wisconsin Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD BTN      
November 14 at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI      
November 21 Indiana Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD      
November 28 at Rutgers High Point Solutions StadiumPiscataway, NJ      
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time Zone.
Schedule Source:[3]

Game summaries

Richmond

1 2 3 4 Total
Spiders 7 7 0 7 21
Terrapins 10 12 7 21 50
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–5–2 1977 Maryland, 27–24

Bowling Green

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 6 14 28 48
Terrapins 10 3 7 7 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

South Florida

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 7 3 7 0 17
Terrapins 14 7 7 7 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2014 Maryland, 24–17

at West Virginia

1 2 3 4 Total
Terrapins 0 0 0 6 6
Mountaineers 21 17 0 7 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
22–27–2 2014 West Virginia, 40–37

Michigan

1 2 3 4 Total
#22 Wolverines 0 6 15 7 28
Terrapins 0 0 0 0 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–3 2014 Maryland, 23–16

at Ohio State

1 2 3 4 Total
Terrapins 7 7 7 7 28
#1 Buckeyes 7 14 14 14 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2014 Ohio State, 52–24

vs Penn State

1 2 3 4 Total
Nittany Lions 7 10 7 7 31
Terrapins 7 6 14 3 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–35–1 2014 Maryland, 20–19

at Iowa

1 2 3 4 Total
Terrapins 0
Hawkeyes 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2014 Maryland, 38–31

Wisconsin

1 2 3 4 Total
Badgers 0
Terrapins 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2014 Wisconsin, 52–7

at Michigan State

1 2 3 4 Total
Terrapins 0
#4 Spartans 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–5 2014 Michigan State, 37–15

Indiana

1 2 3 4 Total
Hoosiers 0
Terrapins 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 2014 Maryland, 37–15

at Rutgers

1 2 3 4 Total
Terrapins 0
Scarlet Knights 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–5 2014 Rutgers, 41–38

References

  1. ^ Stubbs, Roman (October 11, 2015). "Maryland Fires Football Coach Randy Edsall".  
  2. ^ "2015 Big Ten Football Schedule Announced" (Press release). University of Maryland Department of Athletics. June 3, 2013. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  3. ^ "2015 Maryland Terrapins Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
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