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1978 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary

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Record: 41-39-0, .513 W-L% (2nd 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)

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 Completion Percentage

1. David Webber (Wake Forest) 55.5
2. Tim O'Hare (Maryland) 54.7
3. Steve Fuller* (Clemson) 54.0

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Steve Fuller* (Clemson) 8.1
2. Tim O'Hare (Maryland) 7.2
3. David Webber (Wake Forest) 5.9

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Steve Fuller* (Clemson) 7.9
2. Tim O'Hare (Maryland) 5.1
3. David Webber (Wake Forest) 3.1

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Steve Fuller* (Clemson) 130.1
2. Tim O'Hare (Maryland) 110.8
3. David Webber (Wake Forest) 95.3

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Dean Richards (Maryland) 16.4
2. Jerry Butler* (Clemson) 15.7
3. Mike Mullen (Wake Forest) 14.0
4. Bob Loomis (North Carolina) 13.9
5. Albert Kirby (Wake Forest) 10.9

Punt Return Yards Per Return

1. Woody Jordan* (Clemson) 12.8
2. George Gawdun (Duke) 7.5
3. Ricky Barden (North Carolina) 7.0
4. Curtis Rein (North Carolina State) 7.0
5. Lloyd Burruss (Maryland) 6.8
6. Pat Chester (Virginia) 6.1

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Sean McCall (Virginia) 26.9
2. Craig Hoskins (Duke) 22.4
3. Walter Sturdivant (North Carolina) 22.1
4. Kenny Duckett (Wake Forest) 19.8
5. Chuckie Canady (North Carolina State) 18.9