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1978 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary

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Record: 41-39-0, .513 W-L% (8th 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. Eric Sievers (Maryland) 12.3
6. Jan Carinci (Maryland) 10.9
  Albert Kirby (Wake Forest) 10.9