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
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.
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