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1979 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary

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Record: 46-32-2, .588 W-L% (2nd 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 Completion Percentage

1. Matt Kupec (North Carolina) 54.2
2. Jay Venuto (Wake Forest) 54.0
3. Billy Lott* (Clemson) 51.7
4. Todd Kirtley (Virginia) 49.4
5. Mike Tice (Maryland) 48.7

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Matt Kupec (North Carolina) 7.0
2. Billy Lott* (Clemson) 6.8
3. Jay Venuto (Wake Forest) 6.6
4. Todd Kirtley (Virginia) 6.5
5. Mike Tice (Maryland) 5.8

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Matt Kupec (North Carolina) 6.8
2. Billy Lott* (Clemson) 5.5
3. Jay Venuto (Wake Forest) 5.4
4. Mike Tice (Maryland) 4.7
5. Todd Kirtley (Virginia) 3.9

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Matt Kupec (North Carolina) 131.1
2. Jay Venuto (Wake Forest) 114.7
3. Billy Lott* (Clemson) 108.4
4. Todd Kirtley (Virginia) 100.6
5. Mike Tice (Maryland) 100.6

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Pat Chester (Virginia) 2

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Cedric Jones (Duke) 27.1
2. Kenny Duckett (Wake Forest) 21.2
3. Sean McCall (Virginia) 20.6