1923 Maryland Aggies football team

The 1923 Maryland Aggies football team was an American football team that represented the University of Maryland in the Southern Conference during the 1923 college football season. In their 13th season under head coach Curley Byrd, the Aggies compiled a 7–2–1 record (2–1 in conference), finished seventh in the conference, and outscored opponents by a total of 214 to 56. The team shutout five of its opponents and held Johns Hopkins and Catholic to just six points apiece.[1][2]

1923 Maryland Aggies football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
Record7–2–1 (2–1 SoCon)
Head coach
Home stadiumByrd Stadium (original)
Seasons
← 1922
1924 →
1923 Southern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Washington & Lee + 4 0 1 6 3 1
Vanderbilt * + 3 0 1 5 2 1
VPI 4 1 0 6 3 0
Alabama 4 1 1 7 2 1
Maryland 2 1 0 7 2 1
Florida 1 0 2 6 1 2
North Carolina 2 1 1 5 3 1
Georgia 3 2 0 5 3 1
Mississippi A&M 2 1 2 5 2 2
Tennessee 4 3 0 5 4 1
Tulane 2 2 1 6 3 1
Clemson 1 1 1 5 2 1
Georgia Tech 0 0 4 3 2 4
NC State 1 4 0 3 7 0
Auburn 0 1 3 3 3 3
Kentucky 0 2 2 4 3 2
Virginia 0 3 1 3 5 1
LSU 0 3 0 3 5 1
Ole Miss 0 4 0 4 6 0
South Carolina 0 4 0 4 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • * co-member of SIAA

In 1923, the original Byrd Stadium, for which coach Byrd had petitioned for funding, was completed at a cost of $60,000 with a maximum capacity of 10,000. Burton Shipley, former quarterback and future basketball coach, was an assistant coach. The only losses came at Yale and against Virginia Tech. Maryland led Yale, 14–12, at halftime, but a referee ruled incomplete a drop kick that Byrd claimed was good by a "country mile". Yale won the game, 16–14. Mainly for his performance against Yale and Penn, end Bill "Zeke" Supplee was named an All-American by the Associated Press. He was the first Maryland player honored as such.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 29Randolph–MaconW 53–0[4]
October 6at PennW 3–040,000[5]
October 13 Richmond
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
W 23–0[6]
October 20vs. VPIL 7–16[7]
October 27 North Carolina
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
W 14–0[8]
November 3Johns Hopkins
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
W 28–0[9]
November 10at YaleL 14–1620,000[10]
November 17 at NC StateW 26–12[11]
November 24Catholic University
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
W 40–6> 5,000[12]
November 29Johns HopkinsT 6–620,000[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1923 Maryland Terrapins Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  2. ^ "Maryland Yearly Results (1920-1924)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Archived from the original on 2015-09-05. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  3. ^ David Ungrady, Tales from the Maryland Terrapins, 2003, p. 26, Sports Publishing LLC.
  4. ^ "Maryland Shows Class In Opening Game: Byrd's Eleven Rolls Up Score". The Baltimore Sun. September 30, 1923. p. 19 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Gordon Mackay (October 7, 1923). "Maryland Stuns Penn By Winning 3-0 Game". The Philadelphia Inquirer. p. 19 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Maryland Beats Richmond, Keeping 1923 Slate Clean". The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, Maryland. October 14, 1923. p. 17. Retrieved August 6, 2021 – via Newspapers.com  .
  7. ^ H.C. Byrd (October 21, 1923). "Virginia Poly Defeats Maryland, 16 to 7". The Sunday Star. p. IV-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ H.C. Byrd (October 28, 1923). "Maryland Defeats North Carolina". The Sunday Star – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Maryland Blanks St. John's Eleven". The Baltimore Sun. November 4, 1923. p. 18 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Maryland Throws Big Scare Into Bulldog Camp, Score 16-14". The Hartford Courant. November 11, 1923. p. IV-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ R.E. Williams (November 18, 1923). "State Changes Swamping Into Respectable Defeat". The News and Observer. Raleigh, North Carolina. p. 14 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Stadium Dedicated By Maryland Fans". The Baltimore Sun. November 25, 1923. p. 19 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "Hopkins-U. of M. Battle To 6-6 Tie In Stadium". The Baltimore Sun. November 23, 1923. pp. 1, 12 – via Newspapers.com.