1955 Maryland Terrapins football team

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1955 Maryland Terrapins football
ACC co-champion
Orange Bowl, L 6–20 vs. Oklahoma
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 3
AP No. 3
1955 record 10–1 (4–0 ACC)
Head coach Jim Tatum
Offensive scheme Split-T
Home stadium Byrd Stadium
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Maryland + 4 0 0     10 1 0
Duke + 4 0 0     7 2 1
Clemson 3 1 0     7 3 0
Wake Forest 3 3 1     5 4 1
North Carolina 3 3 0     3 7 0
NC State 0 2 1     4 5 1
South Carolina 1 5 0     3 6 0
Virginia 0 4 0     1 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 1955 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland, College Park in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) college football in its third season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Their perfect 10–0 regular season culminated with a bid to the 1956 Orange Bowl, where they faced first-ranked Oklahoma. Maryland lost, 6–20.[2] Maryland's 25-12 victory over Clemson on November 12th was referenced in the 1989 film Back to the Future Part II, which primarily took place on the same day.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
17 September 1955 at Missouri* No. 8 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO W 13–12   18,000
24 September 1955 No. 1 UCLA* No. 5 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD (Best of the East vs. Best of the West) W 7–0   46,000
1 October 1955 at No. 20 Baylor* No. 1 Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX W 20–6   39,000
8 October 1955 Wake Forest No. 1 Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD W 28–7   16,000
15 October 1955 at North Carolina No. 2 Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 25–7   30,000
22 October 1955 at Syracuse* No. 2 Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY W 34–13   32,500
29 October 1955 South Carolinadagger No. 1 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC W 27–0   25,000
5 November 1955 Louisiana State* No. 1 Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD W 13–0   28,000
12 November 1955 at Clemson No. 2 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 25–12   30,000
19 November 1955 George Washington* No. 2 Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD W 19–0   20,000
2 January 1956 vs. No. 1 Oklahoma* No. 3 Orange BowlMiami, FL (1956 Orange Bowl) L 6–20   76,561
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1955 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ Year-by-Year Results (PDF), 2008 Maryland Football Media Guide, University of Maryland, 2008. Accessed 2009-06-15. Archived 2009-06-17.