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1972 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary

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Record: 39-38-2, .506 W-L% (5th of 13) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 2.19 (6th of 13) ▪ SOS: 3.23 (6th of 13)

Conference Champion: North Carolina

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(North Carolina and North Carolina State)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
North Carolina 11 1 0 .917 6 0 0 1.000 27.0 17.5 14.38 3.72
North Carolina State 8 3 1 .708 4 1 1 .750 34.1 20.0 14.81 2.81
Maryland 5 5 1 .500 3 2 1 .583 22.1 19.7 2.45 0.18
Duke 5 6 0 .455 3 3 0 .500 12.0 14.2 3.96 6.14
Clemson 4 7 0 .364 2 4 0 .333 13.0 22.3 -2.25 4.66
Virginia 4 7 0 .364 1 5 0 .167 18.1 25.1 -5.77 0.87
Wake Forest 2 9 0 .182 1 5 0 .167 8.0 30.8 -12.23 4.22

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/11 9/18 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/27 12/4 Final
North Carolina                   18 16 15 14 16 12
North Carolina State                             17

2 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1972-12-30 Sun Bowl North Carolina 32 Texas Tech 28 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1972-12-29 Peach Bowl North Carolina State 49 West Virginia 13 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Bob Avellini (MD) 98
2. Bruce Shaw (NCST) 91
3. Nick Vidnovic (NC) 69
4. Al Neville (MD) 59
5. George Allen Jr. (VA) 55
  Ken Pengitore (CLEM) 55
7. Scott Gardner (VA) 48
  Harrison Davis (VA) 48
9. Dave Buckey (NCST) 36
10. Mark Johnson (DUKE) 30

Pass Attempts

1. Bruce Shaw (NCST) 175
2. Bob Avellini (MD) 170
3. Nick Vidnovic (NC) 143
4. Ken Pengitore (CLEM) 131
  Harrison Davis (VA) 131
6. Scott Gardner (VA) 115
  George Allen Jr. (VA) 115
8. Al Neville (MD) 106
9. Andy Carlton (WAKE) 70
10. Mark Johnson (DUKE) 69

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Bob Avellini (MD) 57.6
2. Bruce Shaw (NCST) 52.0

Passing Yards

1. Bruce Shaw (NCST) 1708
2. Bob Avellini (MD) 1251
3. Nick Vidnovic (NC) 1096
4. Ken Pengitore (CLEM) 831
5. Al Neville (MD) 664
6. George Allen Jr. (VA) 650
7. Scott Gardner (VA) 640
8. Harrison Davis (VA) 624
9. Dave Buckey (NCST) 532
10. Mark Johnson (DUKE) 380

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bruce Shaw (NCST) 9.8
2. Bob Avellini (MD) 7.4

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bruce Shaw (NCST) 7.4
2. Bob Avellini (MD) 4.2

Passing Touchdowns

1. Nick Vidnovic (NC) 10
2. Bruce Shaw (NCST) 9
3. Bob Avellini (MD) 7
4. Harrison Davis (VA) 6
5. George Allen Jr. (VA) 5
6. Scott Gardner (VA) 4
7. Bob Albright (DUKE) 3
  Al Neville (MD) 3
9. Hal Spears (DUKE) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Bob Avellini (MD) 15
2. Bruce Shaw (NCST) 13
  Scott Gardner (VA) 13
4. George Allen Jr. (VA) 12
5. Andy Carlton (WAKE) 9
6. Ken Pengitore (CLEM) 8
7. Harrison Davis (VA) 7
  Mark Johnson (DUKE) 7
9. Kit Basler (WAKE) 6
10. Nick Vidnovic (NC) 5
  Bob Albright (DUKE) 5
  Dave Buckey (NCST) 5

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Bruce Shaw (NCST) 136.1
2. Bob Avellini (MD) 115.4

Rush Attempts

1. Steve Jones (DUKE) 287
2. Wade Hughes (CLEM) 177
3. Frank Harsh (WAKE) 157
4. Ike Oglesby (NC) 148
5. Stan Fritts (NCST) 145
6. Louis Carter (MD) 119
7. Charlie Young (NCST) 118
  Billy Hite (NC) 118
  Kent Merritt (VA) 118
10. Smiley Sanders (CLEM) 117

Rushing Yards

1. Steve Jones (DUKE) 1236
2. Wade Hughes (CLEM) 761
3. Ike Oglesby (NC) 707
4. Stan Fritts (NCST) 689
5. Frank Harsh (WAKE) 663
6. Charlie Young (NCST) 611
7. Willie Burden (NCST) 605
8. Kent Merritt (VA) 575
9. Sammy Johnson (NC) 484
10. Louis Carter (MD) 474

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Willie Burden (NCST) 5.3
2. Charlie Young (NCST) 5.2
3. Kent Merritt (VA) 4.9
4. Ike Oglesby (NC) 4.8
5. Stan Fritts (NCST) 4.8
6. Jay Washington (CLEM) 4.7
7. Sammy Johnson (NC) 4.7
8. Steve Jones (DUKE) 4.3
9. Ken Garrett (WAKE) 4.3
10. Wade Hughes (CLEM) 4.3

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Stan Fritts (NCST) 16
2. Charlie Young (NCST) 7
3. Nick Vidnovic (NC) 6
  Steve Jones (DUKE) 6
  Willie Burden (NCST) 6
6. Heide Davis (CLEM) 5
  Art Seymore (MD) 5
  Louis Carter (MD) 5
  Sammy Johnson (NC) 5
10. Jamie Franklin (MD) 4
  Dick Oliver (NC) 4
  Bruce Shaw (NCST) 4
  Mark Johnson (DUKE) 4
  Clayton Heath (WAKE) 4
  Wade Hughes (CLEM) 4

Receptions

1. Dave Sullivan (VA) 51
2. Chuck Belic (VA) 39
3. Pat Kenney (NCST) 38
4. Don Ratliff (MD) 36
5. Frank Russell (MD) 30
6. Dan Bungori (MD) 24
7. Jimmy Jerome (NC) 22
8. Dennis Goss (CLEM) 21
9. Ken Taylor (NC) 19
10. Willie Burden (NCST) 18
  Don Buckey (NCST) 18

Receiving Yards

1. Pat Kenney (NCST) 832
2. Dave Sullivan (VA) 662
3. Chuck Belic (VA) 613
4. Don Ratliff (MD) 515
5. Frank Russell (MD) 472
6. Dennis Goss (CLEM) 385
7. Dan Bungori (MD) 339
8. Jimmy Jerome (NC) 326
9. Don Buckey (NCST) 293
10. Ken Taylor (NC) 286

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Pat Kenney (NCST) 21.9
2. Dennis Goss (CLEM) 18.3
3. Frank Russell (MD) 15.7
4. Chuck Belic (VA) 15.7
5. Don Ratliff (MD) 14.3
6. Dan Bungori (MD) 14.1
7. Dave Sullivan (VA) 13.0

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Dave Sullivan (VA) 7
2. Don Ratliff (MD) 6
3. Chuck Belic (VA) 5
  Pat Kenney (NCST) 5
5. Ken Taylor (NC) 4
  Jimmy Jerome (NC) 4
7. Rich Brienza (DUKE) 2
  Earle Bethea (NC) 2
  Steve Lester (NCST) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Steve Jones (DUKE) 291
2. Wade Hughes (CLEM) 181
3. Frank Harsh (WAKE) 161
4. Stan Fritts (NCST) 157
5. Ike Oglesby (NC) 148
6. Louis Carter (MD) 133
7. Willie Burden (NCST) 132
8. Smiley Sanders (CLEM) 123
9. Kent Merritt (VA) 122
10. Charlie Young (NCST) 119
  Billy Hite (NC) 119
  Art Seymore (MD) 119

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Steve Jones (DUKE) 1254
2. Stan Fritts (NCST) 898
3. Willie Burden (NCST) 872
4. Pat Kenney (NCST) 849
5. Wade Hughes (CLEM) 784
6. Ike Oglesby (NC) 707
7. Frank Harsh (WAKE) 678
8. Dave Sullivan (VA) 677
9. Chuck Belic (VA) 645
10. Charlie Young (NCST) 620

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Stan Fritts (NCST) 17
2. Charlie Young (NCST) 7
  Dave Sullivan (VA) 7
  Willie Burden (NCST) 7
5. Nick Vidnovic (NC) 6
  Don Ratliff (MD) 6
  Steve Jones (DUKE) 6
  Louis Carter (MD) 6
9. Heide Davis (CLEM) 5
  Pat Kenney (NCST) 5
  Wade Hughes (CLEM) 5
  Art Seymore (MD) 5
  Chuck Belic (VA) 5
  Sammy Johnson (NC) 5

Total Plays

1. Steve Jones (DUKE) 289
2. Bruce Shaw (NCST) 251
3. Ken Pengitore (CLEM) 247
4. Nick Vidnovic (NC) 226
5. Bob Avellini (MD) 215
6. Mark Johnson (DUKE) 183
7. Wade Hughes (CLEM) 177
8. Al Neville (MD) 163
9. Harrison Davis (VA) 161
10. Frank Harsh (WAKE) 157

Total Yards

1. Bruce Shaw (NCST) 1763
2. Bob Avellini (MD) 1257
3. Nick Vidnovic (NC) 1245
4. Steve Jones (DUKE) 1236
5. Ken Pengitore (CLEM) 1040
6. Al Neville (MD) 861
7. Mark Johnson (DUKE) 842
8. Scott Gardner (VA) 770
9. Wade Hughes (CLEM) 761
10. Harrison Davis (VA) 760

Total Touchdowns

1. Nick Vidnovic (NC) 16
  Stan Fritts (NCST) 16
3. Bruce Shaw (NCST) 13
4. Bob Avellini (MD) 8
  George Allen Jr. (VA) 8
6. Charlie Young (NCST) 7
  Harrison Davis (VA) 7
8. Steve Jones (DUKE) 6
  Scott Gardner (VA) 6
  Willie Burden (NCST) 6
  Sammy Johnson (NC) 6