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2003 Maryland Terrapins football
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Gator Bowl Champions
Gator Bowl, W, 41–7 vs. West Virginia
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #20
AP #17
2003 record 10–3 (6–2 ACC)
Head coach Ralph Friedgen
Offensive coordinator Charlie Taaffe
Defensive coordinator Gary Blackney
Home stadium Byrd Stadium
(Capacity: 51,500)
Seasons
« 2002 2004 »
2003 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#11 Florida State   7 1         10 3  
#17 Maryland   6 2         10 3  
#22 Clemson   5 3         9 4  
NC State   4 4         8 5  
Virginia   4 4         8 5  
Georgia Tech   4 4         7 6  
Wake Forest   3 5         5 7  
Duke   2 6         4 8  
North Carolina   1 7         2 10  
† – BCS representative as champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2003 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) college football season. It was the Terrapins' 51st season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Ralph Friedgen led the team for his third season as head coach, while Charlie Taaffe served as the third-year offensive coordinator and Gary Blackney as the third-year defensive coordinator. Maryland finished the season with a 10–3 record. The Terrapins received an invitation to the Gator Bowl, where they defeated West Virginia, 41–7, in what was a rematch of a regular season game.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 28* 7:30 PM at Northern Illinois #23 Huskie StadiumDeKalb, IL FSN L 13–20 OT  28,018[1]
September 6 7:15 PM at #13 Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL ESPN2 L 10–35   82,885[1]
September 13* 6:00 PM The Citadel Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 61–0   51,594[1]
September 20* 6:00 PM #23 West Virginia Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD (Rivalry) W 34–7   51,973[1]
September 27* 6:00 PM at Eastern Michigan Rynearson StadiumYpsilanti, MI W 37–13   19,628[1]
October 4 3:30 PM Clemson Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD ABC W 21–7   51,545[1]
October 11 6:00 PM Duke Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD W 33–20   50,084[1]
October 23 7:45 PM at Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA ESPN L 3–7   51,524[1]
November 1† 12:00 PM North Carolina Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD JPS W 59–21   51,195[1]
November 13 7:45 PM Virginia Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD (Rivalry) ESPN W 27–17   51,027[1]
November 22 3:30 PM at NC State Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC ABC W 26–24   53,800[1]
November 29 3:30 PM at Wake Forest Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, NC ESPN W 41–28   18,783[1]
January 1* 1:00 PM vs. #23 West Virginia #24 Alltel StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) NBC W 41–7   78,892[1]
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Team players in the NFLEdit

The following players were selected in the 2004 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Madieu WilliamsDefensive Back 256 Cincinnati Bengals
Randy StarksDefensive Tackle 371 Tennessee Titans
Leon JoeLinebacker 4112 Chicago Bears
Jeff DuganTight End 7220 Minnesota Vikings
Bruce PerryRunning Back 7242 Philadelphia Eagles

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