1981 Maryland Terrapins football team

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1981 Maryland Terrapins football
Maryland terrapins logo.png
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1981 record 4–6–1 (4–2 ACC)
Head coach Jerry Claiborne (10th season)
Home stadium Byrd Stadium
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Clemson $ 6 0 0     12 0 0
No. 9 North Carolina 5 1 0     10 2 0
Maryland 4 2 0     4 6 1
Duke 3 3 0     6 5 0
NC State 2 4 0     4 7 0
Wake Forest 1 5 0     4 7 0
Virginia 0 6 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland in the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their 10th and final season under head coach Jerry Claiborne, the Terrapins compiled a 4–6–1 record, finished in third place in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and outscored their opponents 232 to 194,[1][2] the team's statistical leaders included Boomer Esiason with 1,635 passing yards, Charlie Wysocki with 715 rushing yards, and Russell Davis with 498 receiving yards.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 12 at Vanderbilt* L 17–23 
September 19 West Virginia* L 13–17 
September 26 at NC State W 34–9 
October 3 Syracuse*
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
T 17–17 
October 10 at Florida* L 10–15 
October 17 at Wake Forest W 45–33 
October 24 Duke
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
W 24–21 
October 31 No. 9 North Carolina
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
L 10–17 
November 7 at Tulane* L 7–14 
November 14 at No. 2 Clemson L 7–21 
November 21 Virginia
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD (rivalry)
W 48–7 
  • *Non-conference game
  • #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster[edit]

1981 Maryland Terrapins football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 7 Esiason, BoomerBoomer Esiason So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1981 Maryland Terrapins Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 15, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Maryland Yearly Results (1980-1984)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved June 15, 2016. 
  3. ^ "1981 Maryland Terrapins Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 15, 2016.