ABC’s of UMD: Letter F

F is for FOOTBALL!

Maryland Agricultural College students first took to the gridiron in 1892. Unfortunately that first season was a disastrous one; the squad lost all three of its games by a combined score of 128 to 0. They rebounded the following fall, however, and ended that year as DC Champions. Sixty years later, the Terps won the national college football championship in 1953 with a 10-1-0 record.Over the last 123 seasons since the team’s founding, the Terps have been to 26 bowl games and have won 11 conference championships.

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First MAC football team, 1892

Come out and support the team during their 7 home games this fall, including this weekend when we take on the University of South Florida at Byrd Stadium!

This is the sixth post in our series on Terrapin Tales called ABC’s of UMD! Posts will come out twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays, throughout the semester. If you want to learn more about campus history, check back weekly to see what we’ve picked to highlight, and you can also visit our encyclopedia University of Maryland A to Z: MAC to Millennium for more UMD facts.

Do you have other ABC’s about campus? Let us know in the comments below!

Take a quick guess before you click here for the Letter G!


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