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Austin R. Vaughn | NCAA.com | October 22, 2015

Throwback Thursday: 1961 Maryland Terrapins

Welcome back, sports fans, to Throwback Thursday, a time to look upon our past with equal parts nostalgia, pride and a healthy dose of shame. For as casual style goes through awkward changes and redesigns so do football uniforms and logos.

This week we take a look at the 1961 Maryland Terrapins.

Earlier this week, Maryland unveiled some stylish throwbacks for their tilt with Penn State this weekend. Its been rough going for the Terps so far this season, having only two victories to their name, but bowl eligibility can still be a possibility. Although they've still got to face Big Ten West leader No. 19 Iowa, perennial power Wisconsin and 7th-ranked Michigan State, and they'd need to win at least one of those as well as sweeping the rest of their schedule, which is no easy task.

But, the 1961 edition of the Terrapins were a more hopeful, and successful, bunch. That year, Maryland became the first college football team to put names on the back of jerseys and head coach Tom Nugent led Maryland to a 7-3 record and an incredible 22-21 upset of No. 7 Syracuse.

Oh, and Maryland defeated Penn State that season, 21-17.

We'll just have to see if those threads can create a repeat.

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