2015 Maryland Terrapins football team
The 2015 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland, College Park in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Terrapins were led by fifth-year head coach Randy Edsall, who was fired after starting the season 2–4. Offensive Coordinator Mike Locksley was promoted to interim head coach for the remainder of the season. They played their home games at Byrd Stadium. They finished the season 3–9, 1–7 in Big Ten play to finish in last place in the East Division.
|2015 Maryland Terrapins football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|2015 record||3–9 (1–7 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Randy Edsall (fired after 6 games), |
Mike Locksley (interim) (1st season)
|Offensive coordinator||Mike Locksley (4th season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Keith Dudzinski (1st as DC, 4th overall season)|
|Home stadium||Byrd Stadium|
|2015 Big Ten football standings|
|No. 6 Michigan State xy$^||7||–||1||12||–||2|
|No. 4 Ohio State x||7||–||1||12||–||1|
|No. 12 Michigan||6||–||2||10||–||3|
|No. 9 Iowa xy||8||–||0||12||–||2|
|No. 23 Northwestern||6||–||2||10||–||3|
|No. 21 Wisconsin||6||–||2||10||–||3|
|Championship: Michigan State 16, Iowa 13|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 2014 Maryland Terrapins football team finished the regular season 7-5, with a highlight win against Indiana the team's first Big Ten Conference win. After defeating the Penn State Nittany Lions the Terrapins become bowl eligible and was invited to play in the 2014 Foster Farms Bowl against the Stanford Cardinal of the Pac-12 Conference. Maryland lost to the Cardinal in Santa Clara, California 21–45 finishing their 2014 Season at 7-6.
Maryland announced their 2015 football schedule on June 3, 2013. The 2015 schedule consisted of 6 home, 5 away, and 1 neutral site games in the regular season. The Terrapins hosted Big Ten foes Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin and traveled to Iowa, Michigan State, the defending champions Ohio State, and Rutgers. Maryland played Penn State in Baltimore at the M&T Bank Stadium for the 39th meeting of their rivalry
The Terrapins hosted three of their four non conference games against Bowling Green, Richmond and South Florida (USF). Maryland traveled to Morgantown, West Virginia to face rival West Virginia of the Big 12 Conference on September 26.
|September 5||12:00 PM||No. 18 (FCS) Richmond*||ESPNU||W 50–21||38,117|
|September 12||12:00 PM||Bowling Green*||BTN||L 27–48||36,332|
|September 19||12:00 PM||South Florida*||ESPNU||W 35–17||36,827|
|September 26||3:00 PM||at West Virginia*||FS1||L 6–45||61,174|
|October 3||12:00 PM||No. 22 Michigan||BTN||L 0–28||51,802|
|October 10||12:00 PM||at No. 1 Ohio State||BTN||L 28–49||107,869|
|October 24||3:30 PM||vs. Penn State||ESPN||L 30–31||68,948|
|October 31||3:30 PM||at No. 10 Iowa||ABC/ESPN2||L 15–31||62,667|
|November 7||3:30 PM||Wisconsin||BTN||L 24–31||44,678|
|November 14||12:00 PM||at No. 14 Michigan State||ESPN2||L 7–24||73,406|
|November 21||12:00 PM||Indiana||BTN||L 28–47||33,685|
|November 28||12:00 PM||at Rutgers||BTN||W 46–41||44,846|
- Schedule Source:
|2015 Maryland Terrapins football team roster|
- Stubbs, Roman (October 11, 2015). "Maryland Fires Football Coach Randy Edsall". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 26, 2015.
- "2015 Big Ten Football Schedule Announced" (Press release). University of Maryland Department of Athletics. June 3, 2013. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
- "2015 Maryland Terrapins Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved January 16, 2015.