|1978 Maryland Terrapins football|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|1978 record||9–3 (5–1 ACC)|
|Head coach||Jerry Claiborne (7th season)|
|Home stadium||Byrd Stadium|
|1978 ACC football standings|
|No. 6 Clemson $||6||–||0||–||0||11||–||1||–||0|
|No. 20 Maryland||5||–||1||–||0||9||–||3||–||0|
|No. 18 NC State||4||–||2||–||0||9||–||3||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1978 Maryland Terrapins football team represented the University of Maryland in the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their seventh season under head coach Jerry Claiborne, the Terrapins compiled a 9–3 record (5–1 in conference), finished in second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and outscored their opponents 261 to 167. The team ended its season with a 42-0 loss to Texas in the 1978 Sun Bowl. The team's statistical leaders included Tim O'Hare with 1,388 passing yards, Steve Atkins with 1,261 rushing yards, and Dean Richards with 575 receiving yards.
|September 9||Tulane*||W 31–7|
|September 16||at Louisville*||No. 20||W 24–17|
|September 23||at North Carolina||No. 18||W 21–20|
|September 30||Kentucky*||No. 15||W 20–3|
|October 7||No. 20 NC State||No. 12||W 31–7|
|October 14||at Syracuse*||No. 10||W 24–9|
|October 21||Wake Forest||No. 6||W 39–0|
|October 28||at Duke||No. 5||W 27–0|
|November 4||at No. 2 Penn State*||No. 5||L 3–27|
|November 11||at Virginia||No. 13||W 17–7|
|November 18||No. 12 Clemson||No. 11||L 24–28|
|December 23||vs. No. 14 Texas*||No. 13||L 0–42|
- "1978 Maryland Terrapins Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
- "Maryland Yearly Results (1975-1979)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
- "1978 Maryland Terrapins Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
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