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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. Arnold Dempsey (VA) 39
  Dale Betty (MD) 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. Lowndes Shingler* (CLEM) 6
  Harvey White* (CLEM) 6
5. Dick Novak (MD) 4
  Jack Cummings (NC) 4
7. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 3
8. George Harris (DUKE) 2
  Steve Satterfield (SC) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Norm Snead (WAKE) 16
2. Stanford Fischer (VA) 13
3. Arnold Dempsey (VA) 8
4. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 7
  Dale Betty (MD) 7
  Jack Cummings (NC) 7
7. Lowndes Shingler* (CLEM) 6
8. George Harris (DUKE) 5
  Ron Wojcicki (NCST) 5
10. Gerry Mancini (NCST) 4
  Harvey White* (CLEM) 4
  Dick Novak (MD) 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. Don Klochak (NC) 4
  Neil MacLean (WAKE) 4
  Roman Gabriel (NCST) 4
  Tom Gravins (VA) 4
7. Bob Elliott (NC) 3
  Joel Arrington (DUKE) 3
  Wade Smith (NC) 3
10. Milam Wall (NC) 2
  Fred Shepherd (VA) 2
  Chuck Reiley (WAKE) 2
  Jack Cummings (NC) 2
  Winston Futch (WAKE) 2
  Jack Wilson (DUKE) 2
  Jerry Ball (WAKE) 2
  Bobby Robinson (WAKE) 2
  Joe Bonecutter (WAKE) 2
  Ray Farris (NC) 2
  Dale Betty (MD) 2

Receptions

1. Bobby Allen (WAKE) 25
2. Ron Podwika (NCST) 23
3. Pete Manning (WAKE) 21
4. Brerry Jones (VA) 20
  Al Goldstein (NC) 20
6. Claude Gibson (NCST) 19
7. Bill Mathis* (CLEM) 18
8. Ted Denby (VA) 14
  Gary Collins (MD) 14
10. George Usry* (CLEM) 13
  Sam Anderson* (CLEM) 13
  Fred Trainor (VA) 13
  Joel Arrington (DUKE) 13
  Jim Tapp (NCST) 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. Ron Podwika (NCST) 181
  Wade Smith (NC) 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 Hull (WAKE) 3
  Gary Barnes* (CLEM) 3
  Bill Mathis* (CLEM) 3
  Ed Bost* (CLEM) 3
7. Milam Wall (NC) 2
  Vincent Scott (MD) 2
  Jim Tapp (NCST) 2
  Jerry Ball (WAKE) 2
  Pete Manning (WAKE) 2
  Henry Poniatowski (MD) 2
  Jack Pitt (SC) 2
  Tommy King* (CLEM) 2
  Bernie Latusick (NCST) 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. Tom Gravins (VA) 99
  Wade Smith (NC) 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. Milam Wall (NC) 4
  Bobby Allen (WAKE) 4
  Don Klochak (NC) 4
  Joel Arrington (DUKE) 4
  Jerry Ball (WAKE) 4
  Roman Gabriel (NCST) 4
  Gary Collins (MD) 4
  Neil MacLean (WAKE) 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. Lowndes Shingler* (CLEM) 6
  Harvey White* (CLEM) 6
  Jack Cummings (NC) 6
8. Ron Podwika (NCST) 5
9. Don Klochak (NC) 4
  Dick Novak (MD) 4
  Tom Gravins (VA) 4
  Neil MacLean (WAKE) 4