1972 Maryland Terrapins football team

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1972 Maryland Terrapins football
Maryland terrapins logo.png
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1972 record 5–5–1 (3–2–1 ACC)
Head coach Jerry Claiborne (1st season)
Home stadium Byrd Stadium
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
1972 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 12 North Carolina $ 6 0 0     11 1 0
No. 17 NC State 4 1 1     8 3 1
Maryland 3 2 1     5 5 1
Duke 3 3 0     5 6 0
Clemson 2 4 0     4 7 0
Virginia 1 5 0     4 7 0
Wake Forest 1 5 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 1972 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland in the 1972 college football season. In their first season under head coach Jerry Claiborne, the Terrapins compiled a 5–5–1 record (3–2–1 in conference), finished in third place in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and outscored their opponents 243 to 217.[2][3] The team's statistical leaders included Bob Avellini with 1,251 passing yards, Louis Carter with 474 rushing yards, and Don Ratliff with 515 receiving yards.[4]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 9at NC StateT 24–24 
September 16North CarolinaL 26–31 
September 23VMI*
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
W 28–16 
September 30at Syracuse*L 12–16 
October 7Wake Forest
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
W 23–0 
October 14Villanova*
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
W 37–7 
October 21at DukeL 14–20 
October 28at VirginiaW 24–23 
November 4at No. 10 Penn State*L 16–46 
November 11Clemson
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
W 31–6 
November 25at Miami (FL)*L 8–28 
  • *Non-conference game
  • #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1972 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ "1972 Maryland Terrapins Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 17, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Maryland Yearly Results (1970-1974)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved June 17, 2016. 
  4. ^ "1972 Maryland Terrapins Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 17, 2016.