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1954 Maryland Terrapins football team

The 1954 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) college football in its second season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. .[2] Maryland, with its rout against Missouri, 74–13, set an ACC record-high for scoring that stood for 27 years.[3]

1954 Maryland Terrapins football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 11
APNo. 8
1954 record7–2–1 (4–0–1 ACC)
Head coachJim Tatum (8th season)
Offensive schemeSplit-T
Home stadiumByrd Stadium
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
1954 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 14 Duke $ 4 0 0     8 2 1
No. 8 Maryland 4 0 1     7 2 1
North Carolina 4 2 0     4 5 1
South Carolina 3 3 0     6 4 0
Clemson 1 2 0     5 5 0
Wake Forest 1 4 1     2 7 1
Virginia 0 2 0     3 6 0
NC State 0 4 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 18at Kentucky*No. 3W 20–036,000
October 1at No. 4 UCLA*No. 6L 7–1273,376
October 9at Wake ForestNo. 13Wake Forest, NCT 13–1312,000
October 16North CarolinaW 33–026,000
October 22at No. 16 Miami (FL)*L 7–952,506
October 30at South CarolinaW 20–024,000
November 6NC State 
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
W 42–14N/A
November 13ClemsonNo. 17
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
W 16–021,000
November 20George Washington*No. 13
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
W 48–6N/A
November 25Missouri*No. 10
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, MD
W 74–1320,000
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1954 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 16, 2013.
  2. ^ Year-by-Year Results (PDF), 2008 Maryland Football Media Guide, University of Maryland, 2008. Accessed 2009-06-15. Archived 2009-06-17.
  3. ^ K. Adam Powell and Woody Durham, Border Wars: The First Fifty Years of Atlantic Coast Conference Football, p. 167, Scarecrow Press, ISBN 0-8108-4839-2, 2004.