For the second time in three seasons, the Maryland football program will wear throwback uniforms that harken back to the 1980s. This time, though, the Terrapins will don the road version for their nationally televised game against West Virginia on Sept. 4.
The white Under Armour Airvent ArmourGrid jerseys feature a diamond-shaped mesh pattern in the block numbers and classic black, white and gold stripes on the sleeves. There’s also a circular tag just below the back collar that includes Maryland’s iconic Script Terps workmark, 1981 and the phrase “We Started This Thing,” presumably as a nod to Maryland alum and Under Armour founder Kevin Plank.
The uniform is complete with a red helmets featuring the Script Terps on both sides – mimicking what the program wore from 1982-91 and 2001-2010 – as well as red pants. Both the helmet and pants include black and white Brashier stripes, an interesting decision given Maryland only wore that stripe on its helmets for the 1991 season.
“I was raised on the Terps script,” head coach Michael Locksley said in 2019. “I fell in love with the teams that donned those uniforms. I remember watching guys like Boomer (Esiason) and Frank Reich guiding the Terps in those uniforms. I know our team will be excited to bring that back for homecoming.”
Unfortunately for Maryland, the throwback uniforms did not bring any success, as the Terrapins were blown out by Michigan, 38-7. Perhaps they’ll have better luck against the Mountaineers.
Photos courtesy of @TerpsFootball on Twitter.