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1949 Maryland Terrapins football
Gator Bowl Champions
Gator Bowl vs. Missouri, W, 20–7
ConferenceSouthern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 14
1949 record9–1 (4–0 SoCon)
Head coachJim Tatum
Offensive schemeSplit-T
CaptainFred Davis
Home stadiumByrd Stadium (original)
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →
1949 Southern Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
North Carolina 5 0 0     7 4 0
Maryland 4 0 0     9 1 0
Washington & Lee 3 1 1     3 5 1
Duke 4 2 0     6 3 0
William & Mary 4 2 0     6 4 0
VMI 3 2 1     3 5 1
The Citadel 2 2 0     4 5 0
Clemson 2 2 0     4 4 2
Furman 3 3 0     3 6 0
South Carolina 3 3 0     4 6 0
Wake Forest 3 3 0     4 6 0
George Washington 2 3 0     4 5 0
NC State 3 6 0     3 7 0
Virginia Tech 1 5 2     1 7 2
Richmond 2 6 0     3 7 0
Davidson 1 5 0     2 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1949 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) college football in its 29th season as a member of the Southern Conference. Jim Tatum served as the head coach for the third season of his nine-year tenure. The team compiled a 9–1 record and received a bid to the 1950 Gator Bowl, where they defeated 20th-ranked Missouri, which was coached by Don Faurot, Tatum's former boss and the inventor of the split-T offense.[1]

Coaching staffEdit

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
24 September 1949 at Virginia Tech Miles StadiumBlacksburg, Virginia W 34–7   12,000
30 September 1949* Georgetown Byrd Stadium (original)College Park, Maryland W 40–14   18,227
8 October 1949* at #13 Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, Michigan L 7–14   35,000
22 October 1949 at N.C. State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina W 14–6   15,000
29 October 1949† South Carolina Byrd Stadium (original)College Park, Maryland W 44–7   17,762
5 November 1949 George Washington Byrd Stadium (original)College Park, Maryland W 40–14   N/A
12 November 1949* at #15 Boston Nickerson FieldWeston, Massachusetts W 14–13   N/A
24 November 1949* West Virginia #15 Byrd Stadium (original)College Park, Maryland (Maryland–West Virginia rivalry, Thanksgiving) W 47–7   16,117
2 December 1949* at Miami #14 Miami Orange BowlMiami, Florida W 13–0   35,000
2 January 1950* vs. #20 Missouri #14 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida (1950 Gator Bowl) W 20–7   18,409
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

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. 307, University of Maryland, 1950.
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