1981 Maryland Terrapins football team
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. 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.
|1981 Maryland Terrapins football|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|1981 record||4–6–1 (4–2 ACC)|
|Head coach||Jerry Claiborne (10th season)|
|Home stadium||Byrd Stadium|
|1981 Atlantic Coast Conference football standings|
|No. 1 Clemson $||6||–||0||–||0||12||–||0||–||0|
|No. 9 North Carolina||5||–||1||–||0||10||–||2||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
|September 12||at Vanderbilt*||L 17–23|
|September 19||West Virginia*||L 13–17|
|September 26||at NC State||W 34–9|
|October 3||Syracuse*||T 17–17|
|October 10||at Florida*||L 10–15|
|October 17||at Wake Forest||W 45–33|
|October 24||Duke||W 24–21|
|October 31||No. 9 North Carolina||L 10–17|
|November 7||at Tulane*||L 7–14|
|November 14||at No. 2 Clemson||L 7–21|
|November 21||Virginia||W 48–7|
|1981 Maryland Terrapins football team roster|
- "1981 Maryland Terrapins Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
- "Maryland Yearly Results (1980-1984)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
- "1981 Maryland Terrapins Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
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