1976 Maryland Terrapins football
ACC Champions
Cotton Bowl Classic, Loss, 21-30, vs. Houston
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 11
APNo. 8
1976 record11-1 (5-0 ACC)
Head coachJerry Claiborne
Home stadiumByrd Stadium
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 Maryland 5 0 0     11 1 0
North Carolina 4 1 0     9 3 0
Wake Forest 3 3 0     5 6 0
Duke 2 3 1     5 5 1
NC State 2 3 0     3 7 1
Virginia 1 3 0     2 9 0
Clemson 0 4 1     3 6 2
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 1976 Maryland Terrapins football team represented University of Maryland in the 1976 NCAA Division I-A college football season. The Terrapins offense scored 294 points while the defense allowed 115 points. Led by head coach Jerry Claiborne, the Terrapins appeared in the Cotton Bowl Classic.

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 11* Richmond #12 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 31–7   41,088
September 18* at West Virginia #10 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 24–3   35,107
September 25* at Syracuse #8 Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY W 42–28   21,109
October 2* Villanova #7 Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD W 20–9   38,131
October 9 at North Carolina State #7 Carter StadiumRaleigh, NC W 16–6   38,500
October 16 Wake Forest #5 Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD W 17–15   46,321
October 23 at Duke #6 Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC W 30–3   20,200
October 30* Kentucky #5 Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD W 24–14   43,013
November 6* Cincinnati #6 Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD W 21–0   45,315
November 13† Clemson #6 Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD W 20–0   40,288
November 20 at Virginia #6 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA W 28–0   23,100
January 1* vs. #6 Houston #4 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) L 21–30   58,500
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Team Players in the NFL[edit | edit source]

The following players were selected in the 1977 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Joe Campbell Defensive Tackle 1 7 New Orleans Saints
Tim Wilson Fullback 3 66 Houston Oilers
Ed Fulton Guard 3 68 Los Angeles Rams
Tom Schick Guard 6 162 New Orleans Saints
Dave Conrad Tackle 12 313 New York Jets

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