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1978 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary

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Record: 41-39-0, .513 W-L% (6th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 4.32 (6th of 14) ▪ SOS: 4.69 (6th of 14)

Conference Champion: Clemson

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

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Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Clemson 11 1 0 .917 6 0 0 1.000 30.7 10.9 17.69 2.52
Maryland 9 3 0 .750 5 1 0 .833 21.8 13.9 13.55 5.46
North Carolina State 9 3 0 .750 4 2 0 .667 23.3 17.3 10.69 4.61
North Carolina 5 6 0 .455 3 3 0 .500 18.1 19.8 2.60 3.96
Duke 4 7 0 .364 2 4 0 .333 9.8 22.5 -1.25 7.57
Wake Forest 1 10 0 .091 1 5 0 .167 9.5 24.9 -6.10 7.09
Virginia 2 9 0 .182 0 6 0 .000 12.6 21.5 -6.95 1.60

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
Clemson 18             20 16 15 12 10 7 7 6
North Carolina State         20                   18
Maryland   20 18 15 12 10 6 5 5 13 11 13 13 13 20
North Carolina 19                            

3 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1978-12-29 Gator Bowl Clemson 17 Ohio State 15 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1978-12-23 Sun Bowl Texas 42 Maryland 0 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1978-12-23 Tangerine Bowl North Carolina State 30 Pittsburgh 17 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Tim O'Hare (MD) 105
2. Steve Fuller* (CLEM) 101
  David Webber (WAKE) 101
4. Matt Kupec (NC) 71
5. Mike Dunn (DUKE) 65
6. Chuck Sharpe (NC) 57
7. Ken Daly (WAKE) 51
8. Scott Smith (NCST) 50
9. Stanley Driskell (DUKE) 46
10. Chip Mark (VA) 37

Pass Attempts

1. Tim O'Hare (MD) 192
2. Steve Fuller* (CLEM) 187
3. David Webber (WAKE) 182
4. Mike Dunn (DUKE) 144
5. Ken Daly (WAKE) 128
6. Matt Kupec (NC) 121
  Chuck Sharpe (NC) 121
8. Scott Smith (NCST) 101
9. Stanley Driskell (DUKE) 96
10. Chip Mark (VA) 71

Pass Completion Percentage

1. David Webber (WAKE) 55.5
2. Tim O'Hare (MD) 54.7
3. Steve Fuller* (CLEM) 54.0

Passing Yards

1. Steve Fuller* (CLEM) 1515
2. Tim O'Hare (MD) 1388
3. David Webber (WAKE) 1070
4. Matt Kupec (NC) 787
5. Scott Smith (NCST) 741
6. Chuck Sharpe (NC) 691
7. Mike Dunn (DUKE) 668
8. Ken Daly (WAKE) 647
9. Stanley Driskell (DUKE) 584
10. Chip Mark (VA) 458

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Steve Fuller* (CLEM) 8.1
2. Tim O'Hare (MD) 7.2
3. David Webber (WAKE) 5.9

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Steve Fuller* (CLEM) 7.9
2. Tim O'Hare (MD) 5.1
3. David Webber (WAKE) 3.1

Passing Touchdowns

1. Steve Fuller* (CLEM) 7
2. Matt Kupec (NC) 6
3. Chuck Sharpe (NC) 5
4. Tim O'Hare (MD) 4
5. Chip Mark (VA) 2
  Clyde Christensen (NC) 2
  Mike Dunn (DUKE) 2
  Todd Kirtley (VA) 2
  Stanley Driskell (DUKE) 2
  David Webber (WAKE) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. David Webber (WAKE) 12
2. Scott Smith (NCST) 11
  Tim O'Hare (MD) 11
4. Chuck Sharpe (NC) 9
  Stanley Driskell (DUKE) 9
6. Mike Dunn (DUKE) 8
  Ken Daly (WAKE) 8
8. Chip Mark (VA) 5
  Matt Kupec (NC) 5
10. Mickey Spady (VA) 4
  Todd Kirtley (VA) 4
  Steve Fuller* (CLEM) 4

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Steve Fuller* (CLEM) 130.1
2. Tim O'Hare (MD) 110.8
3. David Webber (WAKE) 95.3

Rush Attempts

1. Ted Brown (NCST) 302
2. Steve Atkins (MD) 283
3. Amos Lawrence (NC) 234
4. Lester Brown* (CLEM) 202
5. Tom Vigorito (VA) 168
6. Steve Fuller* (CLEM) 153
7. James McDougald (WAKE) 146
8. Billy Ray Vickers (NCST) 144
9. Greg Taylor (VA) 138
10. Marvin Sims* (CLEM) 132

Rushing Yards

1. Ted Brown (NCST) 1350
2. Steve Atkins (MD) 1261
3. Amos Lawrence (NC) 1043
4. Lester Brown* (CLEM) 1022
5. Tom Vigorito (VA) 800
6. Marvin Sims* (CLEM) 685
7. Steve Fuller* (CLEM) 649
8. James McDougald (WAKE) 629
9. Billy Ray Vickers (NCST) 600
10. Greg Taylor (VA) 551

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Marvin Sims* (CLEM) 5.2
2. Lester Brown* (CLEM) 5.1
3. Greg Rhett (DUKE) 4.8
4. Tom Vigorito (VA) 4.8
5. Doug Paschal (NC) 4.8
6. Ted Brown (NCST) 4.5
7. Amos Lawrence (NC) 4.5
8. Steve Atkins (MD) 4.5
9. Alvin Maddox (MD) 4.4
10. James McDougald (WAKE) 4.3

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Lester Brown* (CLEM) 17
2. Ted Brown (NCST) 11
3. Steve Atkins (MD) 10
  Steve Fuller* (CLEM) 10
5. Billy Ray Vickers (NCST) 8
6. Alvin Maddox (MD) 7
7. Greg Rhett (DUKE) 5
8. Scott Smith (NCST) 4
  James McDougald (WAKE) 4
  Cliff Austin* (CLEM) 4
  Chuck Sharpe (NC) 4
  Tom Vigorito (VA) 4
  Dan Hottowe (VA) 4

Receptions

1. Jerry Butler* (CLEM) 58
2. Dean Richards (MD) 35
3. Bob Loomis (NC) 31
4. Mike Mullen (WAKE) 22
5. Albert Kirby (WAKE) 21
  Eric Sievers (MD) 21
  Jan Carinci (MD) 21
8. Derrick Lewis (DUKE) 20
  Wayne Baumgardner (WAKE) 20
  Jim Rouse (NC) 20
  Jeff Grey (NC) 20

Receiving Yards

1. Jerry Butler* (CLEM) 908
2. Dean Richards (MD) 575
3. Bob Loomis (NC) 432
4. Derrick Lewis (DUKE) 365
5. Mike Mullen (WAKE) 307
6. Jeff Grey (NC) 291
7. Jim Rouse (NC) 279
8. Wayne Baumgardner (WAKE) 272
9. Mike Quick (NCST) 270
10. Andre Grier (VA) 262

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Dean Richards (MD) 16.4
2. Jerry Butler* (CLEM) 15.7
3. Mike Mullen (WAKE) 14.0
4. Bob Loomis (NC) 13.9
5. Albert Kirby (WAKE) 10.9

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Bob Loomis (NC) 7
2. Jerry Butler* (CLEM) 3
3. Cedric Jones (DUKE) 2
  Alvin Maddox (MD) 2
  Ed Wright (WAKE) 2
  Dwight Clark* (CLEM) 2
  Doug Paschal (NC) 2
  Wayne Tucker (NC) 2
  Andre Grier (VA) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Ted Brown (NCST) 319
2. Steve Atkins (MD) 289
3. Amos Lawrence (NC) 248
4. Lester Brown* (CLEM) 209
5. Tom Vigorito (VA) 181
6. James McDougald (WAKE) 165
7. Billy Ray Vickers (NCST) 153
  Steve Fuller* (CLEM) 153
9. Greg Taylor (VA) 148
10. Marvin Sims* (CLEM) 134

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Ted Brown (NCST) 1547
2. Steve Atkins (MD) 1334
3. Amos Lawrence (NC) 1168
4. Lester Brown* (CLEM) 1077
5. Jerry Butler* (CLEM) 908
6. Tom Vigorito (VA) 853
7. James McDougald (WAKE) 758
8. Marvin Sims* (CLEM) 695
9. Billy Ray Vickers (NCST) 660
10. Doug Paschal (NC) 650

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Lester Brown* (CLEM) 17
2. Ted Brown (NCST) 11
3. Steve Atkins (MD) 10
  Steve Fuller* (CLEM) 10
5. Alvin Maddox (MD) 9
6. Billy Ray Vickers (NCST) 8
7. Bob Loomis (NC) 7
8. Greg Rhett (DUKE) 5
9. Scott Smith (NCST) 4
  Doug Paschal (NC) 4
  James McDougald (WAKE) 4
  Cliff Austin* (CLEM) 4
  Chuck Sharpe (NC) 4
  Tom Vigorito (VA) 4
  Dan Hottowe (VA) 4

Total Plays

1. Steve Fuller* (CLEM) 340
2. Ted Brown (NCST) 313
3. Steve Atkins (MD) 283
4. Tim O'Hare (MD) 272
5. Mike Dunn (DUKE) 269
6. David Webber (WAKE) 250
7. Amos Lawrence (NC) 235
8. Scott Smith (NCST) 231
9. Lester Brown* (CLEM) 202
10. Chuck Sharpe (NC) 185

Total Yards

1. Steve Fuller* (CLEM) 2164
2. Ted Brown (NCST) 1490
3. Tim O'Hare (MD) 1421
4. Steve Atkins (MD) 1261
5. Scott Smith (NCST) 1045
6. Amos Lawrence (NC) 1043
7. Lester Brown* (CLEM) 1022
8. David Webber (WAKE) 1000
9. Mike Dunn (DUKE) 861
10. Chuck Sharpe (NC) 822

Total Touchdowns

1. Lester Brown* (CLEM) 17
  Steve Fuller* (CLEM) 17
3. Ted Brown (NCST) 12
4. Steve Atkins (MD) 10
5. Chuck Sharpe (NC) 9
6. Billy Ray Vickers (NCST) 8
7. Alvin Maddox (MD) 7
8. Matt Kupec (NC) 6
9. Greg Rhett (DUKE) 5
  Dan Hottowe (VA) 5