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1978 Maryland Terrapins football
Sun Bowl, L 0–42 vs. Texas
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
APNo. 20
1978 record9–3 (5–1 ACC)
Head coachJerry Claiborne (7th season)
Home stadiumByrd Stadium
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Clemson 6 0 0     11 1 0
#20 Maryland 5 1 0     9 3 0
#18 NC State 4 2 0     9 3 0
North Carolina 3 3 0     5 6 0
Duke 2 4 0     4 7 0
Wake Forest 1 5 0     1 10 0
Virginia 0 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland in the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their seventh season under head coach Jerry Claiborne, the Terrapins compiled a 9–3 record (5–1 in conference), finished in second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and outscored their opponents 261 to 167. The team ended its season with a 42-0 loss to Texas in the 1978 Sun Bowl.[1][2] The team's statistical leaders included Tim O'Hare with 1,388 passing yards, Steve Atkins with 1,261 rushing yards, and Dean Richards with 575 receiving yards.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 9Tulane*W 31–7
September 16at Louisville*No. 20W 24–17
September 23at North CarolinaNo. 18W 21–20
September 30Kentucky*No. 15
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
W 20–3
October 7No. 20 NC StateNo. 12
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
W 31–7
October 14at Syracuse*No. 10W 24–9
October 21Wake ForestNo. 6
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
W 39–0
October 28at DukeNo. 5W 27–0
November 4at No. 2 Penn State*No. 5L 3–27
November 11at VirginiaNo. 13W 17–7
November 18No. 12 ClemsonNo. 11
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
L 24–28
December 23vs. No. 14 Texas*No. 13L 0–42
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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