American Football Database
1952 Maryland Terrapins football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
APNo. 13
1952 record7–2 (N/A[nb 1] SoCon)
Head coachJim Tatum
Offensive schemeSplit-T
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The 1952 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) college football in its 32nd season as a member of the Southern Conference. However, during the 1952 season, Maryland underwent sanctions by the Southern Conference that disallowed the team from playing any conference opponents. This was in response to Maryland's violation of a newly instituted ban on postseason play the year prior by its participation in the 1952 Sugar Bowl.[1] Jim Tatum served as the head coach for the sixth season of his nine-year tenure. The team compiled a 7–2 record The loss against 14th-ranked Mississippi ended Maryland's school-record 22-game winning streak.[2] After the season, Maryland left the Southern Conference in order to become a founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).[1]


Coaching staff


Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
20 September 1952* at Missouri #2 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO W 13–10   18,000
27 September 1952* at Auburn #2 Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 13–7   27,000
4 October 1952* Clemson #3 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 28–0   32,000
11 October 1952* at #19 Georgia #4 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 37–0   34,000
18 October 1952* #20 Navy #2 Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD (Crab Bowl Classic) W 38–7   44,746
25 October 1952*† LSU #2 Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD W 34–6   30,000
1 November 1952* at [[{{{school}}}|Boston]] #2 Nickerson FieldWeston, MA W 34–7   32,568
15 November 1952* at #11 Ole Miss #3 Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS L 14–21   32,500
22 November 1952* at #14 Alabama #8 Ladd StadiumMobile, AL L 7–27   33,178
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.


  1. 1.0 1.1 K. Adam Powell and Woody Durham, Border Wars: The First Fifty Years of Atlantic Coast Conference Football, p. xvi, Scarecrow Press, ISBN 0-8108-4839-2, 2004.
  2. Year-by-Year Results (PDF), 2008 Maryland Football Media Guide, University of Maryland, 2008. Accessed 2009-06-15. Archived 2009-06-17.


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