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Game 2: Maryland

September 13
Doak Campbell Stadium
Tallahassee, FL

General Information

Location: College Park, MD
Stadium: Byrd (48,010)
Surface: Natural Grass
Enrollment: 30,371
Founded: 1859
Colors: Red, White, Black & Gold
Nickname: Terrapins
Conference: Atlantic Coast
Offensive System: Multiple
Defensive System: Multiple
1996 Record: 5-6
1996 Conference Record/Finish: 3-5/T-6th
President: Dr. William E. Kirwan
Athletic Director: Deborah Yow
Sports Publicist: Chuck Walsh
Assistant Publicist: Tricia Harris
SID Mailing Address: P.O. Box 295, College Park, MD 20742-0295

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Ron Vanderlindin (Albion '78)
Record at UM: First Year
Overall Record: First Year
Assistant Coaches: Wally Ake (Defensive Coordinator); Rubin Carter (Defensive Line); Chris Cosh (Outside Linebackers); Steve Greatwood (Offensive Line); Bob Heffner (Tight Ends); Craig Johnson (Offensive Coordinator); Mike Locksley (Running Backs); Mike Gundy (Wide Receivers)

Player Information

Lettermen Returning: (O) 18, (D) 22
Lettermen Lost: (O) 7, (D) 7
Starters Returning: (O) 6, (D) 4
Starters Lost: (O) 5, (D) 6
Specialists Returning/Lost: 1/1
Offensive Starters Returning: Brian Cummings (QB); Darryl Gilliam (OL); John Feugill (OT); Pat Ward (OL); Buddy Rodgers (RB); Mitch Watkins (OL)
Defensive Starters Returning: Eric Barton (LB); Kendall Ogle (OLB); Johnnie Hicks (DL); Eric Obogu (DE)
Specialists Returning: Russell Edwards (P)

Game Notes

Florida State leads the all-time series with Maryland 7-0, 5-0 since joining the ACC in 1992...Bowden also holds a 7-0 record against the Terrapins, including a 2-0 mark at West Virginia...last year the Seminoles defeated Maryland 48-10 in the Restore Automotive Classic at Pro Player Stadium in Miami... former Seminole Warrick Dunn made history when he rushed for 110 yards and eclipsed the 1,000 yard rushing mark for the season, making it three seasons straight...Thad Busby sprained his knee in the second quarter of that game...E.G. Green had three catches for 88 yards and one touchdown...first-year head coach Ron Vanderlinden was defensive line coach with Colorado when they won a national championship and recently served as the defensive coordinator with North-western's Rose Bowl squad...Vanderlinden is the only first-year head coach on the Seminole schedule ...Maryland is one of six former national champions on FSU's 1997 schedule ...the Maryland roster has seven players from Florida...assistant SID Amy Farnum is a Maryland graduate.

Terrapin Schedule & Results

1997 Schedule
September   6    OHIO
September   13   at Florida State
September   20   NORTH CAROLINA
September   27   at Temple
October      4   DUKE
October     11   WEST VIRGINIA
October     18   at Wake Forest
October     25   CLEMSON
November     1   VIRGINIA
November     8   at NC State November
November    22   at Georgia State

1996 Results (5-6)

                                   UM-OPP
NORTHERN ILLINOIS                    30-6
ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM                  39-15
at Virginia                          3-21
at West Virginia                     0-13
NORTH CAROLINA STATE                 8-34
at North Carolina                    7-38
WAKE FOREST                          52-0
at Duke                             22-19
at Clemson                           3-35
GEORGIA TECH                        13-10
FLORIDA STATE (at Ft. Lauderdale)   10-48

All-Time Series

(W-7, L-0)
Year    Site             Score
1966    Tallahassee      45-21
1968    College Park     24-14
1992    Tallahassee      69-21
1993    College Park     49-20
1994    College Park     52-20
1995    Tallahassee      59-17
1996    Ft. Lauderdale   48-10

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