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1973 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary

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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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
North Carolina State 9 3 0 .750 6 0 0 1.000 33.0 20.9 16.29 6.79
Maryland 8 4 0 .667 5 1 0 .833 27.9 11.8 13.33 2.16
Clemson 5 6 0 .455 4 2 0 .667 21.0 23.9 -0.89 1.66
Virginia 4 7 0 .364 3 3 0 .500 18.1 27.3 -7.06 0.85
Duke 2 8 1 .227 1 4 1 .250 12.0 18.5 -4.26 2.83
North Carolina 4 7 0 .364 1 5 0 .167 22.0 24.2 -0.18 3.73
Wake Forest 1 9 1 .136 0 5 1 .083 6.6 29.6 -12.71 2.83

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 12/3 Final
North Carolina State 17 17 14 19             20 16 16 16 16
Maryland                         18 18 20
North Carolina 19 19                          

2 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1973-12-28 Peach Bowl Georgia 17 Maryland 16 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1973-12-17 Liberty Bowl North Carolina State 31 Kansas 18 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)

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

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

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

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. Dave Buckey (NCST) 7
  Nick Vidnovic (NC) 7
  Billy Paschall (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. Bruce Shaw (NCST) 5
  Ben Kinard (MD) 5
10. Bill Armstrong (WAKE) 4
  Hal Spears (DUKE) 4
  John Gargano (NCST) 4
  Bob Avellini (MD) 4

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. Charlie Young (NCST) 114
  Tony Benjamin (DUKE) 114
10. Smiley Sanders (CLEM) 113

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

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

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Louis Carter (MD) 14
2. Stan Fritts (NCST) 13
3. Smiley Sanders (CLEM) 9
4. Willie Burden (NCST) 8
5. Charlie Young (NCST) 7
  Sammy Johnson (NC) 7
7. Bruce Shaw (NCST) 6
  Ken Pengitore (CLEM) 6
9. Ben Kinard (MD) 5
  Scott Gardner (VA) 5

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. Gordy Bengel (CLEM) 21
  Charles Waddell (NC) 21
10. Ted Leverenz (NC) 20

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

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. Walter White (MD) 5
  Harrison Davis (VA) 5
3. Ted Leverenz (NC) 3
  Jimmy Jerome (NC) 3
  Charles Waddell (NC) 3
  Frank Russell (MD) 3
  John Gargano (NCST) 3
8. Pat Hovance (NCST) 2
  Don Buckey (NCST) 2
  Jim Lanzendoen (CLEM) 2
  Dick Oliver (NC) 2
  David Sasser (CLEM) 2
  Randy Cobb (DUKE) 2
  Jim Colleran (VA) 2
  Earle Bethea (NC) 2
  Gordy Bengel (CLEM) 2
  Troy Slade (DUKE) 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

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

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Louis Carter (MD) 14
2. Stan Fritts (NCST) 13
3. Smiley Sanders (CLEM) 10
4. Willie Burden (NCST) 8
5. Charlie Young (NCST) 7
  Sammy Johnson (NC) 7
7. Ken Pengitore (CLEM) 6
  Bruce Shaw (NCST) 6
9. Ben Kinard (MD) 5
  Walter White (MD) 5
  Harrison Davis (VA) 5
  Scott Gardner (VA) 5

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. Clayton Heath (WAKE) 180
  Dave Buckey (NCST) 180
10. Ben Kinard (MD) 151

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

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