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1973 Atlantic Coast Conference Leaders

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Record: 33-44-2, .430 W-L% (12th of 13) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 0.64 (7th of 13) ▪ SOS: 2.98 (6th of 13)

Conference Champion: North Carolina State

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Scott Gardner (VA) 99
2. Ken Pengitore (CLEM) 82
3. Billy Paschall (NC) 65
4. Dave Buckey (NCST) 53
5. Al Neville (MD) 51
  Andy Carlton (WAKE) 51
7. Nick Vidnovic (NC) 50
8. Bruce Shaw (NCST) 40
9. Ben Kinard (MD) 39
10. Mark Johnson (DUKE) 38
11. Hal Spears (DUKE) 29
12. Bob Avellini (MD) 21
13. Roger Neighborgall (DUKE) 16
14. Bill Armstrong (WAKE) 11
15. Mark Fellers (CLEM) 7
16. John Gargano (NCST) 6
Pass Attempts
1. Scott Gardner (VA) 234
2. Ken Pengitore (CLEM) 188
3. Andy Carlton (WAKE) 141
4. Billy Paschall (NC) 116
5. Dave Buckey (NCST) 101
6. Bruce Shaw (NCST) 94
  Nick Vidnovic (NC) 94
8. Al Neville (MD) 92
9. Mark Johnson (DUKE) 91
10. Ben Kinard (MD) 63
11. Hal Spears (DUKE) 56
12. Bob Avellini (MD) 35
13. Bill Armstrong (WAKE) 34
  Roger Neighborgall (DUKE) 34
15. John Gargano (NCST) 18
16. Mark Fellers (CLEM) 12
17. Kit Basler (WAKE) 9
18. Chuck Jakubchak (WAKE) 8
19. Lawson Holland (CLEM) 5
20. Sammy Johnson (NC) 3
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Ken Pengitore (CLEM) 43.6
2. Scott Gardner (VA) 42.3
Passing Yards
1. Scott Gardner (VA) 1687
2. Ken Pengitore (CLEM) 1370
3. Billy Paschall (NC) 837
4. Dave Buckey (NCST) 762
5. Bruce Shaw (NCST) 610
6. Andy Carlton (WAKE) 605
7. Nick Vidnovic (NC) 596
8. Al Neville (MD) 554
9. Mark Johnson (DUKE) 497
10. Ben Kinard (MD) 483
11. Hal Spears (DUKE) 335
12. Bob Avellini (MD) 323
13. Roger Neighborgall (DUKE) 304
14. Bill Armstrong (WAKE) 158
15. John Gargano (NCST) 142
16. Mark Fellers (CLEM) 121
17. Lawson Holland (CLEM) 21
18. Bob Grupp (DUKE) 11
19. Chris Kupec (NC) 5
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Ken Pengitore (CLEM) 7.3
2. Scott Gardner (VA) 7.2
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Ken Pengitore (CLEM) 6.2
2. Scott Gardner (VA) 5.0
Passing Touchdowns
1. Scott Gardner (VA) 10
2. Ken Pengitore (CLEM) 8
3. Billy Paschall (NC) 7
  Dave Buckey (NCST) 7
  Nick Vidnovic (NC) 7
6. Al Neville (MD) 4
7. Mark Johnson (DUKE) 3
  Bruce Shaw (NCST) 3
9. Andy Carlton (WAKE) 2
  Roger Neighborgall (DUKE) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Scott Gardner (VA) 16
2. Mark Johnson (DUKE) 11
3. Andy Carlton (WAKE) 10
4. Ken Pengitore (CLEM) 8
5. Al Neville (MD) 7
6. Nick Vidnovic (NC) 6
  Billy Paschall (NC) 6
8. Ben Kinard (MD) 5
  Bruce Shaw (NCST) 5
10. Bill Armstrong (WAKE) 4
  John Gargano (NCST) 4
  Bob Avellini (MD) 4
  Hal Spears (DUKE) 4
14. Dave Buckey (NCST) 3
  Roger Neighborgall (DUKE) 3
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Ken Pengitore (CLEM) 110.4
2. Scott Gardner (VA) 103.3
Rush Attempts
1. Louis Carter (MD) 218
2. Sammy Johnson (NC) 183
3. Ken Pengitore (CLEM) 182
4. Clayton Heath (WAKE) 178
5. Willie Burden (NCST) 150
6. Stan Fritts (NCST) 144
7. Bill Copeland (VA) 130
8. Tony Benjamin (DUKE) 114
  Charlie Young (NCST) 114
10. Smiley Sanders (CLEM) 113
11. Richard Jennings (MD) 109
12. Scott Gardner (VA) 108
  Mike Bomgardner (DUKE) 108
14. Kent Merritt (VA) 105
15. Ken Callicutt (CLEM) 101
16. Mark Johnson (DUKE) 96
17. Ben Kinard (MD) 88
18. Jay Washington (CLEM) 84
19. James Betterson (NC) 83
20. Billy Paschall (NC) 79
  Dave Buckey (NCST) 79
Rushing Yards
1. Willie Burden (NCST) 1014
2. Sammy Johnson (NC) 1006
3. Louis Carter (MD) 801
4. Bill Copeland (VA) 700
5. Stan Fritts (NCST) 684
6. Charlie Young (NCST) 661
7. Smiley Sanders (CLEM) 627
8. Clayton Heath (WAKE) 616
9. Tony Benjamin (DUKE) 572
10. Ken Pengitore (CLEM) 571
11. Ken Callicutt (CLEM) 505
12. Kent Merritt (VA) 502
13. Scott Gardner (VA) 433
14. Jay Washington (CLEM) 428
15. Mike Bomgardner (DUKE) 419
16. James Betterson (NC) 414
17. Richard Jennings (MD) 397
18. Ben Kinard (MD) 366
19. Frank Harsh (WAKE) 312
20. Mike Dowe (VA) 306
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Willie Burden (NCST) 6.8
2. Charlie Young (NCST) 5.8
3. Smiley Sanders (CLEM) 5.5
4. Sammy Johnson (NC) 5.5
5. Bill Copeland (VA) 5.4
6. Jay Washington (CLEM) 5.1
7. Tony Benjamin (DUKE) 5.0
8. Ken Callicutt (CLEM) 5.0
9. James Betterson (NC) 5.0
10. Kent Merritt (VA) 4.8
11. Stan Fritts (NCST) 4.8
12. Alan Bloomingdale (MD) 4.3
13. Frank Harsh (WAKE) 4.2
14. Ben Kinard (MD) 4.2
15. Scott Gardner (VA) 4.0
16. Mike Bomgardner (DUKE) 3.9
17. Louis Carter (MD) 3.7
18. Richard Jennings (MD) 3.6
19. Clayton Heath (WAKE) 3.5
20. Ken Pengitore (CLEM) 3.1
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Louis Carter (MD) 14
2. Stan Fritts (NCST) 13
3. Smiley Sanders (CLEM) 9
4. Willie Burden (NCST) 8
5. Sammy Johnson (NC) 7
  Charlie Young (NCST) 7
7. Bruce Shaw (NCST) 6
  Ken Pengitore (CLEM) 6
9. Ben Kinard (MD) 5
  Scott Gardner (VA) 5
11. Dave Buckey (NCST) 4
  Bill Copeland (VA) 4
  Jay Washington (CLEM) 4
14. Billy Paschall (NC) 3
  James Betterson (NC) 3
  Tony Mathews (CLEM) 3
  Mike Dowe (VA) 3
18. Alan Bloomingdale (MD) 2
  Richard Jennings (MD) 2
  Mike Voight (NC) 2
  Raymond Keys (VA) 2
  Mike Bomgardner (DUKE) 2
  Mark Johnson (DUKE) 2
  Hal Spears (DUKE) 2
Receptions
1. Harrison Davis (VA) 44
2. Frank Russell (MD) 39
3. Ben Fordham (DUKE) 30
4. Walter White (MD) 27
5. Don Buckey (NCST) 24
  Jimmy Jerome (NC) 24
7. Bennie Cunningham (CLEM) 22
8. Charles Waddell (NC) 21
  Gordy Bengel (CLEM) 21
10. Ted Leverenz (NC) 20
11. Jim Colleran (VA) 19
  Jim Lanzendoen (CLEM) 19
  Earle Bethea (NC) 19
14. Mike Bennett (VA) 17
15. Willie Burden (NCST) 15
16. Randy Cobb (DUKE) 13
17. Louis Carter (MD) 12
  Walter Sims (WAKE) 12
19. George Gantt (NCST) 11
  Pat Norton (NC) 11
  John Gargano (NCST) 11
  Pat Hovance (NCST) 11
  Bill Millner (WAKE) 11
Receiving Yards
1. Harrison Davis (VA) 773
2. Frank Russell (MD) 468
3. Don Buckey (NCST) 439
4. Ben Fordham (DUKE) 438
5. Walter White (MD) 422
6. Gordy Bengel (CLEM) 358
7. Bennie Cunningham (CLEM) 341
8. Jim Colleran (VA) 336
9. Jimmy Jerome (NC) 309
10. Mike Bennett (VA) 289
11. Jim Lanzendoen (CLEM) 265
12. Earle Bethea (NC) 263
13. Ted Leverenz (NC) 252
14. John Gargano (NCST) 250
15. Charles Waddell (NC) 242
16. Randy Cobb (DUKE) 203
17. Troy Slade (DUKE) 191
18. Bill Millner (WAKE) 169
19. Pat Hovance (NCST) 163
20. Willie Burden (NCST) 157
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Don Buckey (NCST) 18.3
2. Harrison Davis (VA) 17.6
3. Gordy Bengel (CLEM) 17.0
4. Walter White (MD) 15.6
5. Bennie Cunningham (CLEM) 15.5
6. Ben Fordham (DUKE) 14.6
7. Jimmy Jerome (NC) 12.9
8. Frank Russell (MD) 12.0
9. Charles Waddell (NC) 11.5
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Harrison Davis (VA) 5
  Walter White (MD) 5
3. Jimmy Jerome (NC) 3
  Charles Waddell (NC) 3
  Frank Russell (MD) 3
  Ted Leverenz (NC) 3
  John Gargano (NCST) 3
8. Jim Colleran (VA) 2
  Dick Oliver (NC) 2
  Jim Lanzendoen (CLEM) 2
  Earle Bethea (NC) 2
  Gordy Bengel (CLEM) 2
  Troy Slade (DUKE) 2
  Pat Hovance (NCST) 2
  Don Buckey (NCST) 2
  Randy Cobb (DUKE) 2
  David Sasser (CLEM) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Louis Carter (MD) 230
2. Sammy Johnson (NC) 187
3. Ken Pengitore (CLEM) 182
  Clayton Heath (WAKE) 182
5. Willie Burden (NCST) 165
6. Stan Fritts (NCST) 149
7. Bill Copeland (VA) 133
8. Tony Benjamin (DUKE) 119
9. Smiley Sanders (CLEM) 116
10. Charlie Young (NCST) 115
11. Kent Merritt (VA) 113
  Richard Jennings (MD) 113
13. Mike Bomgardner (DUKE) 109
14. Scott Gardner (VA) 108
15. Ken Callicutt (CLEM) 105
16. Mark Johnson (DUKE) 96
17. Ben Kinard (MD) 88
18. Jay Washington (CLEM) 86
19. James Betterson (NC) 83
20. Billy Paschall (NC) 79
  Dave Buckey (NCST) 79
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Willie Burden (NCST) 1171
2. Sammy Johnson (NC) 1053
3. Louis Carter (MD) 900
4. Harrison Davis (VA) 778
5. Bill Copeland (VA) 730
6. Stan Fritts (NCST) 718
7. Smiley Sanders (CLEM) 713
8. Charlie Young (NCST) 666
9. Clayton Heath (WAKE) 660
10. Kent Merritt (VA) 634
11. Tony Benjamin (DUKE) 597
12. Ken Pengitore (CLEM) 571
  Ken Callicutt (CLEM) 571
14. Frank Russell (MD) 468
15. Jay Washington (CLEM) 456
16. Richard Jennings (MD) 446
17. Walter White (MD) 444
18. Don Buckey (NCST) 439
19. Ben Fordham (DUKE) 438
20. Scott Gardner (VA) 433
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Louis Carter (MD) 14
2. Stan Fritts (NCST) 13
3. Smiley Sanders (CLEM) 10
4. Willie Burden (NCST) 8
5. Sammy Johnson (NC) 7
  Charlie Young (NCST) 7
7. Bruce Shaw (NCST) 6
  Ken Pengitore (CLEM) 6
9. Ben Kinard (MD) 5
  Scott Gardner (VA) 5
  Harrison Davis (VA) 5
  Walter White (MD) 5
13. Dave Buckey (NCST) 4
  Bill Copeland (VA) 4
  Jay Washington (CLEM) 4
  Ted Leverenz (NC) 4
17. Tony Mathews (CLEM) 3
  John Gargano (NCST) 3
  Frank Russell (MD) 3
  James Betterson (NC) 3
  Jimmy Jerome (NC) 3
  Charles Waddell (NC) 3
  Billy Paschall (NC) 3
  Mike Dowe (VA) 3
Total Plays
1. Ken Pengitore (CLEM) 370
2. Scott Gardner (VA) 342
3. Louis Carter (MD) 218
4. Andy Carlton (WAKE) 199
5. Billy Paschall (NC) 195
6. Mark Johnson (DUKE) 187
7. Sammy Johnson (NC) 186
8. Dave Buckey (NCST) 180
  Clayton Heath (WAKE) 180
10. Ben Kinard (MD) 151
11. Willie Burden (NCST) 150
12. Stan Fritts (NCST) 144
13. Bruce Shaw (NCST) 133
14. Bill Copeland (VA) 130
15. Hal Spears (DUKE) 121
16. Nick Vidnovic (NC) 119
17. Al Neville (MD) 117
18. Charlie Young (NCST) 114
  Tony Benjamin (DUKE) 114
20. Smiley Sanders (CLEM) 113
Total Yards
1. Scott Gardner (VA) 2120
2. Ken Pengitore (CLEM) 1941
3. Willie Burden (NCST) 1014
4. Sammy Johnson (NC) 1006
5. Dave Buckey (NCST) 979
6. Billy Paschall (NC) 904
7. Ben Kinard (MD) 849
8. Louis Carter (MD) 801
9. Mark Johnson (DUKE) 750
10. Bill Copeland (VA) 700
11. Stan Fritts (NCST) 684
12. Bruce Shaw (NCST) 668
13. Charlie Young (NCST) 661
14. Andy Carlton (WAKE) 649
15. Smiley Sanders (CLEM) 627
16. Clayton Heath (WAKE) 616
17. Al Neville (MD) 608
18. Nick Vidnovic (NC) 584
19. Tony Benjamin (DUKE) 572
20. Ken Callicutt (CLEM) 505
Total Touchdowns
1. Scott Gardner (VA) 15
2. Ken Pengitore (CLEM) 14
  Louis Carter (MD) 14
4. Stan Fritts (NCST) 13
5. Dave Buckey (NCST) 11
6. Billy Paschall (NC) 10
7. Smiley Sanders (CLEM) 9
  Bruce Shaw (NCST) 9
9. Willie Burden (NCST) 8
10. Sammy Johnson (NC) 7
  Charlie Young (NCST) 7
  Nick Vidnovic (NC) 7
13. Ben Kinard (MD) 6
14. Mark Johnson (DUKE) 5
15. Jay Washington (CLEM) 4
  Al Neville (MD) 4
  Bill Copeland (VA) 4
18. James Betterson (NC) 3
  Tony Mathews (CLEM) 3
  Mike Dowe (VA) 3