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1959 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary

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Record: 36-45-0, .444 W-L% (10th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -0.46 (6th of 12) ▪ SOS: 1.60 (6th of 12)

Conference Champion: Clemson

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Clemson, North Carolina and South Carolina)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Clemson)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Clemson 9 2 0 .818 6 1 0 .857 25.9 9.4 11.88 -0.30
North Carolina 5 5 0 .500 5 2 0 .714 19.8 14.2 3.33 2.03
Maryland 5 5 0 .500 4 2 0 .667 18.4 18.8 1.97 3.37
South Carolina 6 4 0 .600 4 3 0 .571 17.0 16.9 0.72 0.52
Wake Forest 6 4 0 .600 4 3 0 .571 21.8 17.8 3.08 -1.12
Duke 4 6 0 .400 2 3 0 .400 10.4 15.9 1.38 4.28
North Carolina State 1 9 0 .100 0 6 0 .000 11.7 20.1 -7.34 1.86
Virginia 0 10 0 .000 0 5 0 .000 8.0 39.3 -18.74 2.16

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 Final
Clemson 18 5 6   15 17 12 10 11 19 14 10 11
North Carolina 12                        
South Carolina 14 20 16 11                  

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1959-12-19 Bluebonnet Bowl Clemson 23 Texas Christian 7 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Jack Cummings (North Carolina) 43.8
2. Norm Snead (Wake Forest) 42.9

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Norm Snead (Wake Forest) 7.1
2. Jack Cummings (North Carolina) 6.2

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Norm Snead (Wake Forest) 4.6
2. Jack Cummings (North Carolina) 4.5

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Norm Snead (Wake Forest) 106.8
2. Jack Cummings (North Carolina) 95.1

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Bill Mathis* (Clemson) 764
2. Wade Smith (North Carolina) 595
3. Jim Joyce (Maryland) 581
4. Joel Arrington (Duke) 568
5. Ron Podwika (North Carolina State) 560
6. Tom Gravins (Virginia) 549
7. Phil Lavoie (South Carolina) 522
8. Doug Cline* (Clemson) 491
9. Jack Wilson (Duke) 482
10. George Usry* (Clemson) 480