Clemson @ Maryland Football Gameday Information
By: Clemson Athletic Communications
Information for Tiger Fans Attending the Game:
Maryland Series Notes
The Final Meeting as ACC Foes
- Clemson holds a 33-26-2 advantage in the series with Maryland. The first game of the series was played in 1952, one year before both teams became charter members of the ACC. The two schools have played every year since 1952, the longest active continuous rivalry for the Tigers against an ACC school. It is the longest continuous rivalry for Maryland as well. That streak will come to an end in 2014 as Maryland moves to the Big 10.
- The Terps won each of the first four games in the series before the Tigers got a tie in 1956 and a win in 1957.
- The visiting team won four straight games between 2005-08. The home team pulled off an upset in 2009 and 2010. Maryland won just two games all year in 2009, but defeated a Clemson team that won nine games and played for the ACC Championship. In 2010, Clemson finished with a 6-7 record, but defeated a nine-win Maryland team that finished in the final top 25 by a 31-7 score.
- Clemson had won eight in a row and 13 of 14 prior to Ralph Friedgen's return to his alma mater for the 2001 season. Friedgen finished 6-4 against Clemson, including a 3-2 record at Death Valley and 3-2 in Byrd Stadium.
- Clemson won the first meeting of the Randy Edsall era in 2011 by a 56-45 score at Maryland. Clemson defeated an injury riddled Maryland team last year at Clemson's homecoming 45-10.
- The three meetings between 2004-06 were decided within the last three minutes of the game and the average victory margin in those three games was just 2.7 points.
- Clemson held Maryland to just 12 total points in winning every game between 1993-98. Clemson recorded four shutouts, including three in a row during that time period. During Clemson's eight-game winning streak in the series from 1993-2000, Clemson held Maryland to an average of 7.0 points per game, while scoring 26.8 points per game themselves.
- In 2002, Maryland defeated Clemson in Death Valley, its first win at Memorial Stadium since 1985. It was Ralph Friedgen's first game as Maryland head coach against Clemson in Death Valley. Clemson has won 11 of the last 14 between the two teams in Death Valley. Maryland won at Clemson in an upset in 2006 by a 13-12 score. Had Clemson won that 2006 game it would have played in the ACC Championship game.