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2003 Maryland Terrapins football team

2003 Maryland Terrapins football
Maryland terrapins logo.png
Gator Bowl champion
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 20
APNo. 17
2003 record10–3 (6–2 ACC)
Head coachRalph Friedgen
Offensive coordinatorCharlie Taaffe
Defensive coordinatorGary Blackney
Home stadiumByrd Stadium
(Capacity: 51,500)
Seasons
← 2002
2004 →
2003 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 11 Florida State $   7 1         10 3  
No. 17 Maryland   6 2         10 3  
No. 22 Clemson   5 3         9 4  
NC State   4 4         8 5  
Virginia   4 4         8 5  
Georgia Tech   4 4         7 6  
Wake Forest   3 5         5 7  
Duke   2 6         4 8  
North Carolina   1 7         2 10  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2003 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland in the 2003 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was the Terrapins' 51st season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Ralph Friedgen led the team for his third season as head coach, while Charlie Taaffe served as the third-year offensive coordinator and Gary Blackney as the third-year defensive coordinator. Maryland finished the season with a 10–3 record. The Terrapins received an invitation to the Gator Bowl, where they defeated West Virginia, 41–7, in what was a rematch of a regular season game.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 287:30 PMat Northern Illinois*No. 23FSNL 13–20 OT28,018[1]
September 67:15 PMat No. 13 Florida StateESPN2L 10–3582,885[1]
September 136:00 PMThe Citadel*W 61–051,594[1]
September 206:00 PMNo. 23 West Virginia*
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, Maryland (Rivalry)
W 34–751,973[1]
September 276:00 PMat Eastern Michigan*W 37–1319,628[1]
October 43:30 PMClemson
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, Maryland
ABCW 21–751,545[1]
October 116:00 PMDuke
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, Maryland
W 33–2050,084[1]
October 237:45 PMat Georgia TechESPNL 3–751,524[1]
November 112:00 PMNorth Carolinadagger
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, Maryland
JPSW 59–2151,195[1]
November 137:45 PMVirginia
  • Byrd Stadium
  • College Park, Maryland (Rivalry)
ESPNW 27–1751,027[1]
November 223:30 PMat NC StateABCW 26–2453,800[1]
November 293:30 PMat Wake ForestESPNW 41–2818,783[1]
January 11:00 PMvs. No. 23 West Virginia*No. 24NBCW 41–778,892[1]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

2003 Terrapins in professional football

The following players were selected in the 2004 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Madieu Williams Defensive back 2 56 Cincinnati Bengals
Randy Starks Defensive tackle 3 71 Tennessee Titans
Leon Joe Linebacker 4 112 Chicago Bears
Jeff Dugan Tight end 7 220 Minnesota Vikings
Bruce Perry Running back 7 242 Philadelphia Eagles

This squad would be loaded with future NFL players on top of the prior names whom were drafted including[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Year-By-Year Results 1960-Present". University of Maryland Department of Athletics. Archived from the original on 2011-10-27. Retrieved October 2, 2011.
  2. ^ [www.umterps.com]