2006 Maryland Terrapins football
Champs Sports Bowl Champions
Champs Sports Bowl, W, 24–7 vs. Purdue
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionAtlantic
2006 record9–4 (5–3 ACC)
Head coachRalph Friedgen
Offensive coordinatorRalph Friedgen
Defensive coordinatorChris Cosh
Home stadiumByrd Stadium
(Capacity: 51,500)
Seasons
← 2005
2007 →
2006 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic
#18 Wake Forest x   6 2         11 3  
#20 Boston College   5 3         10 3  
Maryland   5 3         9 4  
Clemson   5 3         8 5  
Florida State   3 5         7 6  
NC State   2 6         3 9  
Coastal
Georgia Tech x   7 1         9 5  
#19 Virginia Tech   6 2         10 3  
Virginia   4 4         5 7  
Miami   3 5         7 6  
North Carolina   2 6         3 9  
Duke   0 8         0 12  

Championship: Wake Forest 9, Georgia Tech 6
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2006 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' 54th season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and its second within the framework of the ACC Atlantic Division. Ralph Friedgen led the team for his sixth season as head coach, and he also served as the team's offensive play-caller. Chris Cosh served as the defensive coordinator. The Terrapins completed the season with a 9–4 record and an ACC record of 5–3.

Preseason[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2* 6:00 PM William & Mary Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 27–14   49,763[1]
September 9* 6:00 PM Middle Tennessee Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD W 24–10   47,704[1]
September 14* 7:45 PM at #5 West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Rivalry) ESPN L 24–45   60,513[1]
September 23* 6:00 PM Florida International Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD W 14–10   45,317[1]
October 7 3:30 PM at #20 Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA ESPNU L 23–27   51,686[1]
October 14 3:30 PM Virginia Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA (Rivalry) ESPN360 W 28–26   59,367[1]
October 21† 12:00 PM NC State Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD Raycom/LFS W 26–20   50,230[1]
October 28 7:00 PM Florida State Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD ESPN2 W 27–24   50,517[1]
November 4 12:00 PM at #19 Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, SC ESPN2 W 13–12   80,556[1]
November 11 3:30 PM Miami #24 Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD ABC W 14–13   50,721[1]
November 18 12:00 PM at #20 Boston College #21 Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA ESPN L 16–38   44,500[1]
November 25 7:45 PM #20 Wake Forest Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD ESPN L 24–38   51,500[1]
December 29* 8:00 PM vs. Purdue Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Champs Sports Bowl) ESPN W 24–7   40,168[1]
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Roster[edit | edit source]

Game notes[edit | edit source]

William & Mary[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
William & Mary 0 7 0 7 14
Maryland 14 10 3 0 27





Middle Tennessee[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Middle Tennessee 3 0 7 0 10
Maryland 10 7 7 0 24





West Virginia[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Maryland 0 10 7 7 24
#5 West Virginia 28 10 7 0 45





Florida International[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Florida International 0 7 0 3 10
Maryland 7 7 0 0 14





Georgia Tech[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Maryland 10 10 3 0 23
#20 Georgia Tech 7 7 0 13 27



File:GT Choicedive.jpg

Georgia Tech tailback Tashard Choice (#22) dives into the end zone against the Terps.


Virginia[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Maryland 0 0 7 21 28
Virginia 10 10 0 6 26





NC State[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
NC State 0 0 6 14 20
Maryland 0 6 17 3 26





Florida State[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Florida State 7 7 7 3 24
Maryland 10 10 7 0 27





Clemson[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Maryland 0 7 3 3 13
#19 Clemson 3 3 0 6 12




Miami[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Miami 0 10 0 3 13
#24 Maryland 7 7 0 0 14





Boston College[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
#21 Maryland 0 6 10 0 16
#20 Boston College 14 14 7 3 38





Wake Forest[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
#20 Wake Forest 7 14 10 7 38
Maryland 7 7 3 7 24





Champs Sports Bowl - Purdue[edit | edit source]

File:2006 Champs Sports Bowl.jpg

Maryland defeated the Purdue Boilermakers 24-7 in the 2006 Champs Sports Bowl

1 2 3 4 Total
Purdue 0 7 0 0 7
Maryland 7 14 3 0 24





Team Players in the NFL[edit | edit source]

The following players were selected in the 2007 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Josh Wilson Defensive Back 2 55 Seattle Seahawks
Adam Podlesh Punter 4 101 Jacksonville Jaguars

References[edit | edit source]

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