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1948 Maryland Terrapins football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1948 record6–4 (4–2 SoCon)
Head coachJim Tatum
Offensive schemeSplit-T
CaptainGene Kinney
Home stadiumGriffith Stadium
Seasons
← 1947
1949 →
1948 Southern Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Clemson 5 0 0     11 0 0
North Carolina 4 0 1     9 1 1
VMI 5 1 0     6 3 0
William & Mary 5 1 1     7 2 2
Wake Forest 5 2 0     6 4 0
Maryland 4 2 0     6 4 0
Duke 3 2 1     4 3 2
Richmond 3 3 1     5 3 2
Washington & Lee 2 2 0     4 6 0
Furman 2 4 0     2 6 1
George Washington 2 4 0     4 6 0
Davidson 2 5 0     3 5 1
South Carolina 1 3 0     3 5 0
NC State 1 4 1     3 6 1
Virginia Tech 0 6 1     0 8 1
The Citadel 0 5 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1948 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) college football in its 28th season as a member of the Southern Conference. Jim Tatum served as the head coach for the second year of his nine-year tenure. The Terrapins compiled a 6–4 record, which proved to be the worst of Tatum's term at Maryland and the only one in which his team lost more than two games. Griffith Stadium was temporarily used as the home field, as an interim venue between the original Byrd Stadium and the much larger, newly constructed stadium of the same name.[1]

Coaching staffEdit

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
25 September 1948 at Richmond University of Richmond StadiumRichmond, VA W 19–0   12,000
2 October 1948* at Delaware Newark, DE W 21–0   12,000
9 October 1948 Virginia Tech Griffith StadiumWashington, D.C. W 28–0   N/A
16 October 1948† #18 Duke Griffith Stadium • Washington, D.C. (Duke–Maryland rivalry) L 12–13   22,000
23 October 1948 George Washington Griffith Stadium • Washington, D.C. W 47–0   N/A
29 October 1948* at Miami Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL W 27–13   35,000
6 November 1948 at South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC W 19–7   N/A
13 November 1948 #6 North Carolina Griffith Stadium • Washington, D.C. L 20–49   34,588
30 November 1948* at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN L 0–34   N/A
27 November 1948* at West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Maryland–West Virginia rivalry) L 14–16   18,000
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Year-by-Year Results (PDF), 2008 Maryland Football Media Guide, University of Maryland, 2008. Accessed 2009-06-15. Archived 2009-06-17.
  2. Terrapin, p. 195, University of Maryland, 1949.
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