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1984 Maryland Terrapins football
Sun Bowl Champions
ACC Champions
Sun Bowl, W, 28-27, vs. Tennessee
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1984 record 9-3-0 (6-0-0 ACC)
Head coach Bobby Ross

Home stadium

Byrd Stadium
« 1983 1985 »

The 1984 Maryland Terrapins football team represented University of Maryland in the 1984 NCAA Division I-A college football season. The Terrapins won the ACC for the second consecutive season.[1]


Regular season

The biggest highlight of the season was Frank Reich’s comeback against the University of Miami Hurricanes on November 10, 1984 at the Orange Bowl Stadium. Reich came off the bench to play for Stan Gelbaugh, who had previously replaced him as the starter after Reich separated his shoulder in the 4th week of the season against Wake Forest. Miami quarterback Bernie Kosar had led the 'Canes to a 31-0 lead at halftime. At the start of the third quarter, Reich led the Maryland Terrapins on a scoring drive after scoring drive. Three touchdowns in the third quarter and a fourth at the start of the final quarter turned what was a blowout into a close game. With the score 34-28 Miami, Reich hit Greg Hill with a 68-yard touchdown pass which deflected off the hands of Miami safety Darrell Fullington to take the lead. Maryland scored once more to cap an incredible 42-9 second half, and won the game 42-40, completing what was then the biggest comeback in NCAA history.



Game Date Opponent Result Terrapins points Opponents Record
1 Sept. 8 Syracuse Loss 7 23 0-1
2 Sept. 15 Vanderbilt Loss 14 23 0-2
3 Sept. 22 @ West Virginia Win 20 17 1-2
4 Sept. 29 Wake Forest Win 38 17 2-2
5 Oct. 6 @ Penn State Loss 24 25 2-3
6 Oct. 13 North Carolina State Win 44 21 3-3
7 Oct. 27 @ Duke Win 43 7 4-3
8 Nov. 3 @ North Carolina Win 34 23 5-3
9 Nov. 10 @ Miami, FL Win 42 40 6-3
10 Nov. 17 Clemson Win 41 23 7-3
11 Nov. 24 @ Virginia Win 45 34 8-3


Team Players in the NFL

Player Position Round Pick Team
Kevin Glover Center 2 34 Detroit Lions
Frank Reich Quarterback 3 57 Buffalo Bills
Eric Wilson Linebacker 7 171 Green Bay Packers


  • Stan Gelbaugh would play for the Buffalo Bills, Phoenix Cardinals, and Seattle Seahawks.[4]


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