Maryland is getting set to enter Year 3 under head coach Mike Locksley with many fans hoping for a jump forward in 2021.

Since Locksley took over prior to 2019, the Terrapins have gone a disappointing 5-12. Though in the shortened 2020 season, Maryland was 2-3 with some highs and lows throughout.

As conference realignment begins to kick off once again, it provides a nice chance to look back at Maryland’s history since the B1G expanded to 14 teams. With just two bowl appearances in seven seasons, there have not been a lot of great moments to enjoy.

Best Season – 2014 (7-6 record, Foster Farms Bowl bid)

Maryland’s best season in the B1G, and the only season in which the Terrapins finished with a winning record since expansion, came in 2014. During their inaugural season in the conference, the Terrapins took their share of lumps but also pulled off some nice wins.

In conference play, Maryland knocked off Iowa, Michigan, and Penn State. Unfortunately, Randy Edsall’s squad also lost to Rutgers and was blown out in games against Wisconsin and Ohio State. The season ended with a blowout loss to Stanford in the bowl game.

The offensive stars were led by dual-threat quarterback C.J. Brown. He threw for over 2,200 yards and 13 touchdowns while leading the team in rushing with 539 yards and eight scores. The leading receiver for that Terps squad was a junior by the name of Stefon Diggs, finishing with 62 catches for 792 yards and five scores.

On the defensive side of the ball, Maryland’s front was bolstered by stars in Andre Monroe and Yannick Ngakoue. Combined, the duo finished with 27.5 TFL and 16.5 sacks. Maryland also had two 100-tackle performers in Cole Farrand and Sean Davis.

Worst Season – 2019 (3-9 record)

The choices for the worst season since 2014 come down to a pair of 3-9 records. Those seasons are 2015 (Randy Edsall’s last) or 2019 (Mike Locksley’s first). In the end, that 2015 squad was a bit more competitive in losses compared to what happened in 2019.

During the 2019 season, the Terrapins started strong with blowout wins over Howard and Syracuse. Then, a close loss to Temple exposed some issues that would plague the team the rest of the way.

Despite another blowout win – this time over Rutgers – Maryland was non-competitive in big losses to Penn State, Purdue, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio State, and Nebraska. That left the team with just one win in the conference and nine overall losses for the second time since joining the B1G.

Offensively, the team completed just north of 50% of passes with time split between Virginia Tech transfer Josh Jackson and Tyrell Pigrome. The stars on that side of the ball were running backs Anthony McFarland and Javon Leake with both rushing for more than 600 yards. Dontay Demus also starred with 625 yards receiving and six touchdowns.

Defensively, Keandre Jones led the team with 14.5 TFL and seven sacks. Antoine Brooks led the team with 87 tackles overall.

Overall record since 2014: 30-49 (16-41 B1G)

Average record since 2014: 4.3-7 (2.3-5.9)