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1981 Maryland Terrapins football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
1981 record4–6–1 (4–2 ACC)
Head coachJerry Claiborne (10th season)
Home stadiumByrd Stadium
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Clemson 6 0 0     12 0 0
#9 North Carolina 5 1 0     10 2 0
Maryland 4 2 0     4 6 1
Duke 3 3 0     6 5 0
NC State 2 4 0     4 7 0
Wake Forest 1 5 0     4 7 0
Virginia 0 6 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland in the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their 10th and final season under head coach Jerry Claiborne, the Terrapins compiled a 4–6–1 record, finished in third place in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and outscored their opponents 232 to 194.[1][2] The team's statistical leaders included Boomer Esiason with 1,635 passing yards, Charlie Wysocki with 715 rushing yards, and Russell Davis with 498 receiving yards.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 12at Vanderbilt*L 17–23
September 19West Virginia*L 13–17
September 26at NC StateW 34–9
October 3Syracuse*
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
T 17–17
October 10at Florida*L 10–15
October 17at Wake ForestW 45–33
October 24Duke
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
W 24–21
October 31No. 9 North Carolina
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
L 10–17
November 7at Tulane*L 7–14
November 14at No. 2 ClemsonL 7–21
November 21Virginia
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD (rivalry)
W 48–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1981 Maryland Terrapins football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 7 Esiason, BoomerBoomer Esiason So
TE 82 Tice, JohnJohn Tice Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
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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