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1980 Maryland Terrapins football
Tangerine Bowl, L 20–35 vs. Florida
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
1980 record8–4 (5–1 ACC)
Head coachJerry Claiborne (9th season)
Home stadiumByrd Stadium
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 North Carolina 6 0 0     11 1 0
Maryland 5 1 0     8 4 0
NC State 3 3 0     6 5 0
Clemson 2 4 0     6 5 0
Wake Forest 2 4 0     5 6 0
Virginia 2 4 0     4 7 0
Duke 1 5 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland in the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their ninth season under head coach Jerry Claiborne, the Terrapins compiled an 8–4 record (5–1 in conference), finished in second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and outscored their opponents 211 to 165. The team finished its season with a 35-20 loss to Florida in the 1980 Tangerine Bowl.[1][2] The team's statistical leaders included Mike Tice with 928 passing yards, Charlie Wysocki with 1,359 rushing yards, and Chris Havener with 436 receiving yards.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 6Villanova*W 7–3
September 13Vanderbilt*
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
W 31–6
September 20at West Virginia*W 14–11
September 27at No. 14 North CarolinaNo. 19L 3–17
October 4at No. 6 Pittsburgh*L 9–38
October 11No. 14 Penn State*
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD (rivalry)
L 10–24
October 18Wake Forest
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
W 11–10
October 25at DukeW 17–14
November 1NC State
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
W 24–0
November 15Clemson
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
W 34–7
November 22at VirginiaW 31–0
December 20vs. Florida*L 20–35
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1980 Maryland Terrapins football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 7 Esiason, BoomerBoomer Esiason Fr
TE 85 Sievers, EricEric Sievers Sr
TE 82 Tice, JohnJohn Tice So
QB 14 Tice, MikeMike Tice Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 68 Benson, ToddTodd Benson Sr
DB 25 Burruss, LloydLloyd Burruss Sr
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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