MARYLAND FOOTBALL THREE-PEATS THE ACC CHAMPIONSHIP
Terps wins conference titles in 1974, 1975 and 1976
The powerful Terrapins swept through the regular season undefeated and became only the second team in ACC history to win three consecutive league titles outright. Coach Jerry Claiborne's club ran its conference victory string to a record 20 straight. The Terps appeared in a bowl for the fourth straight year, losing to Southwest Conference champion Houston, 30-21, in the Cotton Bowl. Maryland tackle Joe Campbell was a consensus All-American. Maryland's No. 8 ranking in the final AP poll was the first Top 10 finish by an ACC team since 1960.