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1959 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary

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Record: 36-45-0, .444 W-L% (11th 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 Completions
1. Norm Snead (WAKE) 82
2. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 81
3. Jack Cummings (NC) 63
4. Stanford Fischer (VA) 58
5. Harvey White* (CLEM) 56
6. Dale Betty (MD) 39
  Arnold Dempsey (VA) 39
8. Dick Novak (MD) 32
9. George Harris (DUKE) 27
10. Ray Farris (NC) 24
Pass Attempts
1. Norm Snead (WAKE) 191
2. Jack Cummings (NC) 144
3. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 134
4. Stanford Fischer (VA) 119
5. Harvey White* (CLEM) 107
6. Arnold Dempsey (VA) 79
7. Dale Betty (MD) 76
8. Dick Novak (MD) 72
9. George Harris (DUKE) 65
10. Ray Farris (NC) 54
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Jack Cummings (NC) 43.8
2. Norm Snead (WAKE) 42.9
Passing Yards
1. Norm Snead (WAKE) 1361
2. Jack Cummings (NC) 889
3. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 832
4. Harvey White* (CLEM) 770
5. Stanford Fischer (VA) 603
6. Dale Betty (MD) 552
7. Dick Novak (MD) 486
8. Arnold Dempsey (VA) 407
9. George Harris (DUKE) 381
10. Lowndes Shingler* (CLEM) 379
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Norm Snead (WAKE) 7.1
2. Jack Cummings (NC) 6.2
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Norm Snead (WAKE) 4.6
2. Jack Cummings (NC) 4.5
Passing Touchdowns
1. Norm Snead (WAKE) 12
2. Dale Betty (MD) 9
3. Harvey White* (CLEM) 6
  Lowndes Shingler* (CLEM) 6
5. Dick Novak (MD) 4
  Jack Cummings (NC) 4
7. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 3
8. Steve Satterfield (SC) 2
  George Harris (DUKE) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Norm Snead (WAKE) 16
2. Stanford Fischer (VA) 13
3. Arnold Dempsey (VA) 8
4. Jack Cummings (NC) 7
  Roman Gabriel (NCST) 7
  Dale Betty (MD) 7
7. Lowndes Shingler* (CLEM) 6
8. George Harris (DUKE) 5
  Ron Wojcicki (NCST) 5
10. Harvey White* (CLEM) 4
  Dick Novak (MD) 4
  Gerry Mancini (NCST) 4
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Norm Snead (WAKE) 106.8
2. Jack Cummings (NC) 95.1
Rush Attempts
1. Jim Joyce (MD) 137
2. Phil Lavoie (SC) 122
3. Doug Cline* (CLEM) 119
4. Neil MacLean (WAKE) 105
5. Bill Mathis* (CLEM) 104
6. Jack Wilson (DUKE) 97
7. Ron Podwika (NCST) 96
8. Joel Arrington (DUKE) 92
9. Wade Smith (NC) 87
10. Tom Gravins (VA) 86
Rushing Yards
1. Jim Joyce (MD) 567
2. Phil Lavoie (SC) 522
3. Doug Cline* (CLEM) 485
4. Bill Mathis* (CLEM) 445
5. Joel Arrington (DUKE) 444
6. Wade Smith (NC) 414
7. Ken Norton (SC) 396
8. Ron Podwika (NCST) 379
9. Jack Wilson (DUKE) 376
10. Neil MacLean (WAKE) 373
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Ken Norton (SC) 5.0
2. Joel Arrington (DUKE) 4.8
3. Dwayne Fletcher (MD) 4.8
4. Wade Smith (NC) 4.8
5. Joe Bonecutter (WAKE) 4.4
6. Bill Mathis* (CLEM) 4.3
7. Phil Lavoie (SC) 4.3
8. George Usry* (CLEM) 4.2
9. Jim Joyce (MD) 4.1
10. Tom Gravins (VA) 4.1
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Jim Joyce (MD) 8
2. Ron Podwika (NCST) 5
3. Tom Gravins (VA) 4
  Roman Gabriel (NCST) 4
  Neil MacLean (WAKE) 4
  Don Klochak (NC) 4
7. Bob Elliott (NC) 3
  Joel Arrington (DUKE) 3
  Wade Smith (NC) 3
10. Fred Shepherd (VA) 2
  Ray Farris (NC) 2
  Dale Betty (MD) 2
  Chuck Reiley (WAKE) 2
  Jack Cummings (NC) 2
  Jerry Ball (WAKE) 2
  Winston Futch (WAKE) 2
  Jack Wilson (DUKE) 2
  Bobby Robinson (WAKE) 2
  Joe Bonecutter (WAKE) 2
  Milam Wall (NC) 2
Receptions
1. Bobby Allen (WAKE) 25
2. Ron Podwika (NCST) 23
3. Pete Manning (WAKE) 21
4. Al Goldstein (NC) 20
  Brerry Jones (VA) 20
6. Claude Gibson (NCST) 19
7. Bill Mathis* (CLEM) 18
8. Gary Collins (MD) 14
  Ted Denby (VA) 14
10. George Usry* (CLEM) 13
  Jim Tapp (NCST) 13
  Sam Anderson* (CLEM) 13
  Fred Trainor (VA) 13
  Joel Arrington (DUKE) 13
  Tom Gravins (VA) 13
Receiving Yards
1. Bobby Allen (WAKE) 462
2. Pete Manning (WAKE) 363
3. Gary Collins (MD) 350
4. Al Goldstein (NC) 328
5. Bill Mathis* (CLEM) 319
6. Claude Gibson (NCST) 224
7. Gary Barnes* (CLEM) 216
8. Brerry Jones (VA) 207
9. Tom Gravins (VA) 195
10. Wade Smith (NC) 181
  Ron Podwika (NCST) 181
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Bobby Allen (WAKE) 18.5
2. Pete Manning (WAKE) 17.3
3. Al Goldstein (NC) 16.4
4. Claude Gibson (NCST) 11.8
5. Brerry Jones (VA) 10.3
6. Ron Podwika (NCST) 7.9
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Bobby Allen (WAKE) 4
  Gary Collins (MD) 4
3. Bill Mathis* (CLEM) 3
  Gary Barnes* (CLEM) 3
  Ed Bost* (CLEM) 3
  Bill Hull (WAKE) 3
7. Pete Manning (WAKE) 2
  Jack Pitt (SC) 2
  Jerry Ball (WAKE) 2
  Jim Tapp (NCST) 2
  Henry Poniatowski (MD) 2
  Bernie Latusick (NCST) 2
  Tommy King* (CLEM) 2
  Vincent Scott (MD) 2
  Milam Wall (NC) 2
  Al Goldstein (NC) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Jim Joyce (MD) 141
2. Doug Cline* (CLEM) 123
3. Bill Mathis* (CLEM) 122
  Phil Lavoie (SC) 122
5. Ron Podwika (NCST) 119
6. Neil MacLean (WAKE) 106
7. Joel Arrington (DUKE) 105
8. Jack Wilson (DUKE) 102
9. Wade Smith (NC) 99
  Tom Gravins (VA) 99
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Bill Mathis* (CLEM) 764
2. Wade Smith (NC) 595
3. Jim Joyce (MD) 581
4. Joel Arrington (DUKE) 568
5. Ron Podwika (NCST) 560
6. Tom Gravins (VA) 549
7. Phil Lavoie (SC) 522
8. Doug Cline* (CLEM) 491
9. Jack Wilson (DUKE) 482
10. George Usry* (CLEM) 480
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Jim Joyce (MD) 8
2. Tom Gravins (VA) 5
  Ron Podwika (NCST) 5
4. Bobby Allen (WAKE) 4
  Don Klochak (NC) 4
  Joel Arrington (DUKE) 4
  Jerry Ball (WAKE) 4
  Gary Collins (MD) 4
  Roman Gabriel (NCST) 4
  Neil MacLean (WAKE) 4
  Milam Wall (NC) 4
Total Plays
1. Norm Snead (WAKE) 218
2. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 188
3. Jack Cummings (NC) 169
4. Stanford Fischer (VA) 154
5. Harvey White* (CLEM) 149
6. Jim Joyce (MD) 137
7. Phil Lavoie (SC) 122
8. George Harris (DUKE) 120
9. Doug Cline* (CLEM) 119
10. Dick Novak (MD) 111
Total Yards
1. Norm Snead (WAKE) 1365
2. Jack Cummings (NC) 957
3. Harvey White* (CLEM) 794
4. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 788
5. Dale Betty (MD) 640
6. Dick Novak (MD) 636
7. Stanford Fischer (VA) 579
8. Jim Joyce (MD) 567
9. Phil Lavoie (SC) 522
10. Lowndes Shingler* (CLEM) 521
Total Touchdowns
1. Norm Snead (WAKE) 13
2. Dale Betty (MD) 11
3. Jim Joyce (MD) 8
4. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 7
5. Harvey White* (CLEM) 6
  Jack Cummings (NC) 6
  Lowndes Shingler* (CLEM) 6
8. Ron Podwika (NCST) 5
9. Don Klochak (NC) 4
  Dick Novak (MD) 4
  Tom Gravins (VA) 4
  Neil MacLean (WAKE) 4