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1983 Maryland Terrapins football team

The 1983 Maryland Terrapins football team represented University of Maryland in the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Terrapins offense scored 316 points while the defense allowed 253 points. Led by head coach Bobby Ross, the Terrapins appeared in the Florida Citrus Bowl.[2]

1983 Maryland Terrapins football
ACC champion
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
1983 record8–4 (5–0 ACC)
Head coachBobby Ross
Home stadiumByrd Stadium
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →
1983 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Maryland $ 5 0 0     8 4 0
North Carolina 4 2 0     8 4 0
Georgia Tech 3 2 0     3 8 0
Virginia 3 3 0     6 5 0
Duke 3 3 0     3 8 0
Wake Forest 1 5 0     4 7 0
NC State 1 5 0     3 8 0
No. 11 Clemson 0 0 0*     9 1 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • *Clemson was under NCAA and ACC probation and was ineligible for the ACC title. As a result, their ACC games did not count in the league standings.[1]
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 10at Vanderbilt*No. 17W 21–1440,856
September 17No. 20 West Virginia*No. 17L 21–3154,715
September 24No. 17 Pittsburgh*
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, Maryland
W 13–748,500
October 1VirginiaNo. 19
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, Maryland
W 23–1340,200
October 8Syracuse*No. 16
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, Maryland
W 34–1343,700
October 15at Wake ForestNo. 16W 36–3322,300
October 22Duke No. 15
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, Maryland
W 38–340,100
October 29No. 3 North CarolinaNo. 13
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, Maryland
W 28–2651,200
November 5at No. 3 Auburn*No. 7L 23–3575,600
November 12at No. 17 Clemson*ANo. 11L 27–5280,615
November 19at NC StateNo. 20W 29–632,300
December 17vs. Tennessee*No. 16L 23–3050,185
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

^ Clemson was under NCAA probation and was ineligible for the ACC title. Therefore, this game did not count in the league standings.[3][1]

1984 NFL DraftEdit

The following players were selected in the 1984 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Pete Koch Defensive end 1 16 Cincinnati Bengals
Ron Solt Guard 1 19 Indianapolis Colts
Boomer Esiason Quarterback 2 38 Cincinnati Bengals
Dave D'Addio Running back 4 106 Detroit Lions
Willie Joyner Running back 7 170 Houston Oilers
Russell Davis Running back 12 323 Buffalo Bills

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Williams, Larry (2012). The Danny Ford Years at Clemson.
  2. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/maryland/1983-schedule.html
  3. ^ Wilbon, Michael (November 13, 1983). "Terrapins Lose, 52-27, But Win ACC". The Washington Post. p. D1. Clemson, ranked 17th, improved to 8-1-1, including 7-0 against teams in the ACC, but it is going nowhere. Because the Tigers are on probation, Maryland (7-3, 4-0) is the league champion, no matter what the Terrapins do in the season finale next week at North Carolina State.
  4. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1984.htm