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1979 Maryland Terrapins football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
1979 record7–4 (4–2 ACC)
Head coachJerry Claiborne (8th season)
Home stadiumByrd Stadium
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →
1979 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
NC State 5 1 0     7 4 0
Clemson 4 2 0     8 4 0
Maryland 4 2 0     7 4 0
Wake Forest 3 2 0     8 4 0
#15 North Carolina 3 3 0     8 3 1
Virginia 1 4 0     6 5 0
Duke 0 6 0     2 8 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1979 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland in the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their eighth season under head coach Jerry Claiborne, the Terrapins compiled a 7–4 record (4–2 in conference), finished in a tie for second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and outscored their opponents 198 to 135.[1][2] The team's statistical leaders included Mike Tice with 897 passing yards, Charlie Wysocki with 1,140 rushing yards, and Joe Carinci with 375 receiving yards.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 8Villanova*W 24–20
September 15at ClemsonW 19–0
September 22Mississippi State*
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
W 35–14
September 29at Kentucky*L 7–14
October 6Penn State*
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD (rivalry)
L 7–27
October 13at No. 17 NC StateL 0–7
October 20at Wake ForestL 17–25
October 27at DukeW 27–0
November 3No. 18 North Carolina
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
W 17–14
November 17Louisville*
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
W 28–7
November 24Virginia
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD (rivalry)
W 17–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1979 Maryland Terrapins football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE 85 Sievers, EricEric Sievers Sr
TE 82 Tice, JohnJohn Tice Fr
QB 14 Tice, MikeMike Tice Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 68 Benson, ToddTodd Benson Jr
DB 25 Burruss, LloydLloyd Burruss Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

ReferencesEdit

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