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1979 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary

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Record: 46-32-2, .588 W-L% (1st of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 10.02 (2nd of 14) ▪ SOS: 7.00 (2nd of 14)

Conference Champion: North Carolina State

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(North Carolina)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
North Carolina State 7 4 0 .636 5 1 0 .833 23.5 19.4 13.89 9.70
Clemson 8 4 0 .667 4 2 0 .667 17.1 9.7 14.28 7.86
Maryland 7 4 0 .636 4 2 0 .667 18.0 12.3 12.55 6.46
Wake Forest 8 4 0 .667 3 2 0 .600 20.0 23.6 7.13 8.71
North Carolina 8 3 1 .708 3 3 0 .500 24.2 13.9 16.45 7.70
Virginia 6 5 0 .545 1 4 0 .200 23.5 12.2 9.10 2.28
Duke 2 8 1 .227 0 6 0 .000 13.8 24.0 -3.29 6.26

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         18 14 19 15 18           15
Clemson                   18 14 13 18 18  
North Carolina State   19 19 16 14 17 15                
Wake Forest               18 14 20 17        

3 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1979-12-31 Peach Bowl Baylor 24 Clemson 18 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1979-12-28 Gator Bowl North Carolina 17 Michigan 15 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1979-12-22 Tangerine Bowl Louisiana State 34 Wake Forest 10 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Jay Venuto (WAKE) 198
2. Matt Kupec (NC) 123
3. Billy Lott* (CLEM) 90
4. Todd Kirtley (VA) 88
5. Mike Tice (MD) 75
  Scott Smith (NCST) 75
7. Stanley Driskell (DUKE) 54
8. Craig Browning (DUKE) 26
9. Bob Milkovich (MD) 19
10. Brent Clinkscale (DUKE) 14

Pass Attempts

1. Jay Venuto (WAKE) 367
2. Matt Kupec (NC) 227
3. Todd Kirtley (VA) 178
4. Billy Lott* (CLEM) 174
5. Mike Tice (MD) 154
6. Stanley Driskell (DUKE) 145
7. Scott Smith (NCST) 138
8. Craig Browning (DUKE) 57
9. Bob Milkovich (MD) 52
10. Brent Clinkscale (DUKE) 32

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Matt Kupec (NC) 54.2
2. Jay Venuto (WAKE) 54.0
3. Billy Lott* (CLEM) 51.7
4. Todd Kirtley (VA) 49.4
5. Mike Tice (MD) 48.7

Passing Yards

1. Jay Venuto (WAKE) 2432
2. Matt Kupec (NC) 1587
3. Billy Lott* (CLEM) 1184
4. Todd Kirtley (VA) 1159
5. Scott Smith (NCST) 1093
6. Mike Tice (MD) 897
7. Stanley Driskell (DUKE) 721
8. Craig Browning (DUKE) 331
9. Bob Milkovich (MD) 248
10. Brent Clinkscale (DUKE) 131

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Matt Kupec (NC) 7.0
2. Billy Lott* (CLEM) 6.8
3. Jay Venuto (WAKE) 6.6
4. Todd Kirtley (VA) 6.5
5. Mike Tice (MD) 5.8

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Matt Kupec (NC) 6.8
2. Billy Lott* (CLEM) 5.5
3. Jay Venuto (WAKE) 5.4
4. Mike Tice (MD) 4.7
5. Todd Kirtley (VA) 3.9

Passing Touchdowns

1. Matt Kupec (NC) 18
2. Jay Venuto (WAKE) 16
3. Todd Kirtley (VA) 6
4. Scott Smith (NCST) 5
  Mike Tice (MD) 5
6. Stanley Driskell (DUKE) 4
  Billy Lott* (CLEM) 4
  Craig Browning (DUKE) 4

Passing Interceptions

1. Jay Venuto (WAKE) 17
2. Todd Kirtley (VA) 13
3. Stanley Driskell (DUKE) 11
4. Matt Kupec (NC) 9
5. Billy Lott* (CLEM) 7
6. Bob Milkovich (MD) 6
  Mike Tice (MD) 6
  Craig Browning (DUKE) 6
  Scott Smith (NCST) 6
10. Gordie Whitehead (VA) 4

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Matt Kupec (NC) 131.1
2. Jay Venuto (WAKE) 114.7
3. Billy Lott* (CLEM) 108.4
4. Todd Kirtley (VA) 100.6
5. Mike Tice (MD) 100.6

Rush Attempts

1. James McDougald (WAKE) 260
2. Charlie Wysocki (MD) 247
3. Amos Lawrence (NC) 225
4. Scott Smith (NCST) 189
5. Tom Vigorito (VA) 184
6. Doug Paschal (NC) 177
7. Greg Taylor (VA) 166
  Billy Lott* (CLEM) 166
9. Marvin Sims* (CLEM) 158
10. Lester Brown* (CLEM) 156

Rushing Yards

1. James McDougald (WAKE) 1177
2. Charlie Wysocki (MD) 1140
3. Tom Vigorito (VA) 1044
4. Amos Lawrence (NC) 1019
5. Greg Taylor (VA) 933
6. Doug Paschal (NC) 835
7. Marvin Sims* (CLEM) 743
8. Dwight Sullivan (NCST) 665
9. Billy Ray Vickers (NCST) 636
10. Lester Brown* (CLEM) 605

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Albert Kirby (WAKE) 5.7
2. Tom Vigorito (VA) 5.7
3. Greg Taylor (VA) 5.6
4. Doug Paschal (NC) 4.7
5. Chuck McSwain* (CLEM) 4.7
6. Marvin Sims* (CLEM) 4.7
7. Billy Johnson (NC) 4.7
8. Charlie Wysocki (MD) 4.6
9. Amos Lawrence (NC) 4.5
10. James McDougald (WAKE) 4.5

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Scott Smith (NCST) 13
2. James McDougald (WAKE) 11
3. Amos Lawrence (NC) 9
  Greg Taylor (VA) 9
5. Charlie Wysocki (MD) 8
6. Lester Brown* (CLEM) 6
  Chuck McSwain* (CLEM) 6
  Dwight Sullivan (NCST) 6
  Tom Vigorito (VA) 6
10. Doug Paschal (NC) 5

Receptions

1. Wayne Baumgardner (WAKE) 55
2. Albert Kirby (WAKE) 48
3. Perry Tuttle* (CLEM) 36
4. Mike Mullen (WAKE) 32
5. Mike Quick (NCST) 30
  Jan Carinci (MD) 30
7. Mike Chatham (NC) 29
8. Ron Frederick (DUKE) 28
9. James McDougald (WAKE) 27
10. Doug Paschal (NC) 24

Receiving Yards

1. Wayne Baumgardner (WAKE) 1000
2. Perry Tuttle* (CLEM) 544
3. Mike Quick (NCST) 524
4. Mike Chatham (NC) 448
5. Ron Frederick (DUKE) 395
6. Cedric Jones (DUKE) 382
7. Jan Carinci (MD) 375
8. Kenny Duckett (WAKE) 370
9. Mike Mullen (WAKE) 365
10. Albert Kirby (WAKE) 329

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Wayne Baumgardner (WAKE) 18.2
2. Mike Quick (NCST) 17.5
3. Mike Chatham (NC) 15.4
4. Perry Tuttle* (CLEM) 15.1
5. Ron Frederick (DUKE) 14.1
6. Jan Carinci (MD) 12.5
7. Mike Mullen (WAKE) 11.4
8. Doug Paschal (NC) 7.0
9. Albert Kirby (WAKE) 6.9
10. James McDougald (WAKE) 6.5

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Mike Chatham (NC) 8
  Wayne Baumgardner (WAKE) 8
3. Mike Quick (NCST) 4
  Phil Farris (NC) 4
  Perry Tuttle* (CLEM) 4
  Mike Mullen (WAKE) 4
  Wayne Tucker (NC) 4
8. Ron Frederick (DUKE) 3
  Cedric Jones (DUKE) 3
10. Ted Marchibroda (VA) 2
  James McDougald (WAKE) 2
  Greg Taylor (VA) 2
  Mike Lewis (MD) 2
  John Tice (MD) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. James McDougald (WAKE) 287
2. Charlie Wysocki (MD) 251
3. Amos Lawrence (NC) 237
4. Doug Paschal (NC) 201
5. Scott Smith (NCST) 189
  Tom Vigorito (VA) 189
7. Greg Taylor (VA) 175
8. Billy Lott* (CLEM) 166
9. Lester Brown* (CLEM) 163
10. Marvin Sims* (CLEM) 161

Yards From Scrimmage

1. James McDougald (WAKE) 1353
2. Amos Lawrence (NC) 1207
3. Charlie Wysocki (MD) 1166
4. Greg Taylor (VA) 1115
5. Tom Vigorito (VA) 1102
6. Doug Paschal (NC) 1003
7. Wayne Baumgardner (WAKE) 1000
8. Marvin Sims* (CLEM) 791
9. Albert Kirby (WAKE) 740
10. Billy Ray Vickers (NCST) 716
  Dwight Sullivan (NCST) 716

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Scott Smith (NCST) 13
  James McDougald (WAKE) 13
3. Greg Taylor (VA) 11
4. Amos Lawrence (NC) 10
5. Wayne Baumgardner (WAKE) 8
  Mike Chatham (NC) 8
  Charlie Wysocki (MD) 8
8. Tom Vigorito (VA) 7
9. Chuck McSwain* (CLEM) 6
  Lester Brown* (CLEM) 6
  Dwight Sullivan (NCST) 6

Total Plays

1. Jay Venuto (WAKE) 443
2. Billy Lott* (CLEM) 340
3. Scott Smith (NCST) 327
4. Matt Kupec (NC) 274
5. James McDougald (WAKE) 261
6. Stanley Driskell (DUKE) 256
7. Charlie Wysocki (MD) 247
8. Mike Tice (MD) 234
9. Amos Lawrence (NC) 227
10. Todd Kirtley (VA) 225

Total Yards

1. Jay Venuto (WAKE) 2485
2. Billy Lott* (CLEM) 1569
3. Matt Kupec (NC) 1564
4. Scott Smith (NCST) 1544
5. James McDougald (WAKE) 1189
6. Todd Kirtley (VA) 1185
7. Charlie Wysocki (MD) 1140
8. Tom Vigorito (VA) 1044
9. Amos Lawrence (NC) 1034
10. Mike Tice (MD) 946

Total Touchdowns

1. Matt Kupec (NC) 20
2. Scott Smith (NCST) 18
3. Jay Venuto (WAKE) 17
4. James McDougald (WAKE) 11
5. Amos Lawrence (NC) 9
  Greg Taylor (VA) 9
7. Stanley Driskell (DUKE) 8
  Charlie Wysocki (MD) 8
9. Billy Lott* (CLEM) 6
  Dwight Sullivan (NCST) 6
  Chuck McSwain* (CLEM) 6
  Lester Brown* (CLEM) 6
  Tom Vigorito (VA) 6
  Todd Kirtley (VA) 6
  Mike Tice (MD) 6