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.
|1983 Maryland Terrapins football|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|1983 record||8–4 (5–0 ACC)|
|Head coach||Bobby Ross|
|Home stadium||Byrd Stadium|
|1983 ACC football standings|
|No. 11 Clemson||0||–||0||–||0*||9||–||1||–||1|
Rankings from AP Poll
|September 10||at Vanderbilt*||No. 17||W 21–14||40,856|
|September 17||No. 20 West Virginia*||No. 17||L 21–31||54,715|
|September 24||No. 17 Pittsburgh*||W 13–7||48,500|
|October 1||Virginia||No. 19||W 23–13||40,200|
|October 8||Syracuse*||No. 16||W 34–13||43,700|
|October 15||at Wake Forest||No. 16||W 36–33||22,300|
|October 22||Duke||No. 15||W 38–3||40,100|
|October 29||No. 3 North Carolina||No. 13||W 28–26||51,200|
|November 5||at No. 3 Auburn*||No. 7||L 23–35||75,600|
|November 12||at No. 17 Clemson*A||No. 11||L 27–52||80,615|
|November 19||at NC State||No. 20||W 29–6||32,300|
|December 17||vs. Tennessee*||No. 16||L 23–30||50,185|
1984 NFL DraftEdit
The following players were selected in the 1984 NFL Draft.
|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|
- Williams, Larry (2012). The Danny Ford Years at Clemson.
- 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.
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