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1981 Atlantic Coast Conference Leaders

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Record: 41-37-1, .525 W-L% (5th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 6.87 (4th of 14) ▪ SOS: 6.16 (2nd of 14)

Conference Champion: Clemson

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Gary Schofield (WAKE) 241
2. Boomer Esiason (MD) 122
3. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 110
4. Homer Jordan* (CLEM) 107
5. Gordie Whitehead (VA) 95
6. Tol Avery (NCST) 70
7. Rod Elkins (NC) 69
8. Ron Sally (DUKE) 61
9. David Webber (WAKE) 45
  Scott Stankavage (NC) 45
11. Todd Kirtley (VA) 43
12. Ron Laraway (NCST) 25
  Bob Milkovich (MD) 25
14. Mike Eck (VA) 16
15. Mike Gasque* (CLEM) 5
16. Cedric Jones (DUKE) 3
17. Tyrone Anthony (NC) 2
Pass Attempts
1. Gary Schofield (WAKE) 404
2. Boomer Esiason (MD) 242
3. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 202
4. Homer Jordan* (CLEM) 196
5. Gordie Whitehead (VA) 178
6. Tol Avery (NCST) 139
7. Rod Elkins (NC) 136
8. Ron Sally (DUKE) 131
9. Todd Kirtley (VA) 95
10. Scott Stankavage (NC) 85
11. Ron Laraway (NCST) 70
12. David Webber (WAKE) 68
13. Bob Milkovich (MD) 52
14. Mike Eck (VA) 49
15. Mike Gasque* (CLEM) 8
16. Brent Dewitz (MD) 4
17. Cedric Jones (DUKE) 3
  Ron Frederick (DUKE) 3
  Joe McIntosh (NCST) 3
  Tyrone Anthony (NC) 3
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Gary Schofield (WAKE) 59.7
2. Homer Jordan* (CLEM) 54.6
3. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 54.5
4. Gordie Whitehead (VA) 53.4
5. Boomer Esiason (MD) 50.4
Passing Yards
1. Gary Schofield (WAKE) 2572
2. Boomer Esiason (MD) 1635
3. Homer Jordan* (CLEM) 1630
4. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 1445
5. Gordie Whitehead (VA) 1116
6. Rod Elkins (NC) 994
7. Ron Sally (DUKE) 888
8. Tol Avery (NCST) 825
9. Scott Stankavage (NC) 495
10. Todd Kirtley (VA) 477
11. David Webber (WAKE) 414
12. Ron Laraway (NCST) 297
13. Bob Milkovich (MD) 287
14. Mike Eck (VA) 185
15. Mike Gasque* (CLEM) 91
16. Darren Goode (VA) 36
  Tyrone Anthony (NC) 36
18. Bobby Ratliff (NC) 18
19. Ron Frederick (DUKE) 17
20. Stan Gelbaugh (MD) 13
  Mike Grayson (DUKE) 13
  Brent Dewitz (MD) 13
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Homer Jordan* (CLEM) 8.3
2. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 7.2
3. Boomer Esiason (MD) 6.8
4. Gary Schofield (WAKE) 6.4
5. Gordie Whitehead (VA) 6.3
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Homer Jordan* (CLEM) 7.2
2. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 6.1
3. Boomer Esiason (MD) 5.8
4. Gary Schofield (WAKE) 4.8
5. Gordie Whitehead (VA) 4.8
Passing Touchdowns
1. Gary Schofield (WAKE) 18
2. Boomer Esiason (MD) 9
  Homer Jordan* (CLEM) 9
  Rod Elkins (NC) 9
  Gordie Whitehead (VA) 9
6. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 7
7. Ron Sally (DUKE) 6
8. Tol Avery (NCST) 3
  Scott Stankavage (NC) 3
10. Todd Kirtley (VA) 2
  Ron Laraway (NCST) 2
  Bob Milkovich (MD) 2
  David Webber (WAKE) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Gary Schofield (WAKE) 22
2. Ron Sally (DUKE) 11
3. Todd Kirtley (VA) 10
  Tol Avery (NCST) 10
  Gordie Whitehead (VA) 10
6. Boomer Esiason (MD) 9
  Homer Jordan* (CLEM) 9
  Rod Elkins (NC) 9
9. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 8
10. Ron Laraway (NCST) 5
11. Mike Eck (VA) 4
12. Scott Stankavage (NC) 3
13. Ron Frederick (DUKE) 2
  David Webber (WAKE) 2
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Homer Jordan* (CLEM) 130.4
2. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 118.1
3. Gary Schofield (WAKE) 116.9
4. Boomer Esiason (MD) 112.0
5. Gordie Whitehead (VA) 111.5
Rush Attempts
1. Joe McIntosh (NCST) 222
2. Mike Grayson (DUKE) 179
3. Homer Jordan* (CLEM) 168
4. Cliff Austin* (CLEM) 163
5. Charlie Wysocki (MD) 159
6. Kelvin Bryant (NC) 152
7. Tyrone Anthony (NC) 146
8. Chuck McSwain* (CLEM) 144
9. Derek Jenkins (VA) 118
10. John Nash (MD) 115
11. Larmount Lawson (NCST) 104
12. Alan Burrus (NC) 98
13. Jeff McCall* (CLEM) 96
14. Wayne McMillan (WAKE) 90
15. Duane Owens (WAKE) 84
16. Greg Boone (DUKE) 80
17. Darren Goode (VA) 78
18. Kevin Mack* (CLEM) 76
19. Joel Blunk (DUKE) 69
20. Bobby Ratliff (NC) 66
Rushing Yards
1. Joe McIntosh (NCST) 1190
2. Kelvin Bryant (NC) 1015
3. Cliff Austin* (CLEM) 824
4. Mike Grayson (DUKE) 744
5. Charlie Wysocki (MD) 715
6. Tyrone Anthony (NC) 699
7. Chuck McSwain* (CLEM) 692
8. Greg Boone (DUKE) 502
9. Homer Jordan* (CLEM) 486
10. Alan Burrus (NC) 463
11. John Nash (MD) 459
12. Jeff McCall* (CLEM) 457
13. Derek Jenkins (VA) 412
14. Wayne McMillan (WAKE) 407
15. Larmount Lawson (NCST) 406
16. Bobby Ratliff (NC) 335
17. Dwight Sullivan (NCST) 334
18. Duane Owens (WAKE) 303
19. Kevin Mack* (CLEM) 287
20. Joel Blunk (DUKE) 282
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Kelvin Bryant (NC) 6.7
2. Greg Boone (DUKE) 6.3
3. Joe McIntosh (NCST) 5.4
4. Cliff Austin* (CLEM) 5.1
5. Chuck McSwain* (CLEM) 4.8
6. Tyrone Anthony (NC) 4.8
7. Jeff McCall* (CLEM) 4.8
8. Alan Burrus (NC) 4.7
9. Wayne McMillan (WAKE) 4.5
10. Charlie Wysocki (MD) 4.5
11. Mike Grayson (DUKE) 4.2
12. Joel Blunk (DUKE) 4.1
13. John Nash (MD) 4.0
14. Larmount Lawson (NCST) 3.9
15. Kevin Mack* (CLEM) 3.8
16. Duane Owens (WAKE) 3.6
17. Darren Goode (VA) 3.5
18. Derek Jenkins (VA) 3.5
19. Homer Jordan* (CLEM) 2.9
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Kelvin Bryant (NC) 17
2. Cliff Austin* (CLEM) 9
3. Chuck McSwain* (CLEM) 7
  Charlie Wysocki (MD) 7
5. Homer Jordan* (CLEM) 6
  Tyrone Anthony (NC) 6
7. Joe McIntosh (NCST) 5
  Jeff McCall* (CLEM) 5
9. Wayne McMillan (WAKE) 4
10. Mike Atkinson (DUKE) 3
  Alan Burrus (NC) 3
  Carlos Cunningham (WAKE) 3
13. John Nash (MD) 2
  Derek Jenkins (VA) 2
  Greg Boone (DUKE) 2
  Kevin Mack* (CLEM) 2
  Bobby Ratliff (NC) 2
  Mike Lewis (MD) 2
  Tol Avery (NCST) 2
  Dwight Sullivan (NCST) 2
  Vince Evans (NCST) 2
Receptions
1. Perry Tuttle* (CLEM) 52
2. Phil Denfeld (WAKE) 51
3. Cedric Jones (DUKE) 42
4. Ron Frederick (DUKE) 37
  Kenny Duckett (WAKE) 37
6. Kevin Riccio (VA) 32
  Dan Dougherty (WAKE) 32
  Mike Quick (NCST) 32
9. John Tice (MD) 31
10. Tim Ryan (WAKE) 29
11. Jon Richardson (NC) 28
12. Henry Johnson (VA) 27
13. Russell Davis (MD) 26
14. Bill Ruffner (WAKE) 25
  Wayne Baumgardner (WAKE) 25
  Greg Taylor (VA) 25
17. Mike Lewis (MD) 24
18. Mike Grayson (DUKE) 21
  Carl Franks (DUKE) 21
20. Mark Smith (NC) 19
  Joe Brkovich (MD) 19
  Jerry Gaillard* (CLEM) 19
Receiving Yards
1. Perry Tuttle* (CLEM) 883
2. Cedric Jones (DUKE) 832
3. Ron Frederick (DUKE) 565
4. Mike Quick (NCST) 508
5. Russell Davis (MD) 498
6. Phil Denfeld (WAKE) 461
7. Kenny Duckett (WAKE) 457
8. Henry Johnson (VA) 427
9. Greg Taylor (VA) 418
10. Tim Ryan (WAKE) 397
11. Wayne Baumgardner (WAKE) 395
12. Jon Richardson (NC) 373
13. Mark Smith (NC) 368
14. John Tice (MD) 353
15. Kevin Riccio (VA) 351
16. Frank Magwood* (CLEM) 345
17. Mike Lewis (MD) 320
18. Tommy Gregg (WAKE) 283
19. John Nash (MD) 247
20. Carl Franks (DUKE) 235
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Cedric Jones (DUKE) 19.8
2. Russell Davis (MD) 19.2
3. Perry Tuttle* (CLEM) 17.0
4. Greg Taylor (VA) 16.7
5. Mike Quick (NCST) 15.9
6. Henry Johnson (VA) 15.8
7. Wayne Baumgardner (WAKE) 15.8
8. Ron Frederick (DUKE) 15.3
9. Tim Ryan (WAKE) 13.7
10. Mike Lewis (MD) 13.3
11. Jon Richardson (NC) 13.3
12. Kenny Duckett (WAKE) 12.4
13. John Tice (MD) 11.4
14. Carl Franks (DUKE) 11.2
15. Kevin Riccio (VA) 11.0
16. Phil Denfeld (WAKE) 9.0
17. Bill Ruffner (WAKE) 8.7
18. Mike Grayson (DUKE) 7.4
19. Dan Dougherty (WAKE) 5.1
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Cedric Jones (DUKE) 10
2. Perry Tuttle* (CLEM) 8
3. Kenny Duckett (WAKE) 7
4. Kevin Riccio (VA) 5
5. John Tice (MD) 4
6. Tim Ryan (WAKE) 3
  Mike Lewis (MD) 3
  Mike Quick (NCST) 3
  Bill Ruffner (WAKE) 3
  Ron Frederick (DUKE) 3
  Greg Taylor (VA) 3
  Larry Griffin (NC) 3
13. Shelton Robinson (NC) 2
  Russell Davis (MD) 2
  Henry Johnson (VA) 2
  Victor Harrison (NC) 2
  Tyrone Anthony (NC) 2
  Tommy Gregg (WAKE) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Joe McIntosh (NCST) 233
2. Mike Grayson (DUKE) 200
3. Homer Jordan* (CLEM) 168
4. Cliff Austin* (CLEM) 165
5. Charlie Wysocki (MD) 163
6. Kelvin Bryant (NC) 160
  Tyrone Anthony (NC) 160
8. Chuck McSwain* (CLEM) 146
9. Derek Jenkins (VA) 134
10. John Nash (MD) 131
11. Larmount Lawson (NCST) 112
12. Alan Burrus (NC) 110
13. Duane Owens (WAKE) 100
14. Jeff McCall* (CLEM) 96
  Wayne McMillan (WAKE) 96
16. Greg Boone (DUKE) 89
17. Dan Dougherty (WAKE) 84
18. Joel Blunk (DUKE) 81
19. Darren Goode (VA) 79
  Kevin Mack* (CLEM) 79
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Joe McIntosh (NCST) 1287
2. Kelvin Bryant (NC) 1075
3. Perry Tuttle* (CLEM) 904
4. Mike Grayson (DUKE) 900
5. Tyrone Anthony (NC) 864
6. Cliff Austin* (CLEM) 842
7. Cedric Jones (DUKE) 832
8. Charlie Wysocki (MD) 771
9. Chuck McSwain* (CLEM) 706
  John Nash (MD) 706
11. Alan Burrus (NC) 597
12. Russell Davis (MD) 565
  Ron Frederick (DUKE) 565
14. Greg Boone (DUKE) 551
15. Mike Quick (NCST) 523
16. Greg Taylor (VA) 520
17. Derek Jenkins (VA) 512
18. Homer Jordan* (CLEM) 486
19. Larmount Lawson (NCST) 473
20. Kenny Duckett (WAKE) 463
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Kelvin Bryant (NC) 18
2. Cedric Jones (DUKE) 10
3. Cliff Austin* (CLEM) 9
4. Tyrone Anthony (NC) 8
  Perry Tuttle* (CLEM) 8
6. Chuck McSwain* (CLEM) 7
  Charlie Wysocki (MD) 7
  Kenny Duckett (WAKE) 7
9. Homer Jordan* (CLEM) 6
10. Jeff McCall* (CLEM) 5
  Mike Lewis (MD) 5
  Joe McIntosh (NCST) 5
  Kevin Riccio (VA) 5
14. Wayne McMillan (WAKE) 4
  John Tice (MD) 4
16. Larry Griffin (NC) 3
  Carlos Cunningham (WAKE) 3
  Greg Taylor (VA) 3
  Ron Frederick (DUKE) 3
  Alan Burrus (NC) 3
  Bill Ruffner (WAKE) 3
  Russell Davis (MD) 3
  Mike Quick (NCST) 3
  Tol Avery (NCST) 3
  Tim Ryan (WAKE) 3
  Mike Atkinson (DUKE) 3
  John Nash (MD) 3
Total Plays
1. Gary Schofield (WAKE) 461
2. Homer Jordan* (CLEM) 364
3. Boomer Esiason (MD) 296
4. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 249
5. Gordie Whitehead (VA) 228
6. Joe McIntosh (NCST) 225
7. Tol Avery (NCST) 196
8. Mike Grayson (DUKE) 181
9. Rod Elkins (NC) 172
10. Ron Sally (DUKE) 170
11. Cliff Austin* (CLEM) 164
12. Charlie Wysocki (MD) 159
13. Kelvin Bryant (NC) 152
14. Tyrone Anthony (NC) 149
15. Chuck McSwain* (CLEM) 144
16. Scott Stankavage (NC) 121
17. Derek Jenkins (VA) 118
18. John Nash (MD) 116
19. Todd Kirtley (VA) 107
20. Larmount Lawson (NCST) 105
Total Yards
1. Gary Schofield (WAKE) 2428
2. Homer Jordan* (CLEM) 2116
3. Boomer Esiason (MD) 1560
4. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 1386
5. Joe McIntosh (NCST) 1197
6. Gordie Whitehead (VA) 1078
7. Rod Elkins (NC) 1032
8. Kelvin Bryant (NC) 1015
9. Ron Sally (DUKE) 918
10. Tol Avery (NCST) 828
11. Cliff Austin* (CLEM) 824
12. Mike Grayson (DUKE) 757
13. Tyrone Anthony (NC) 735
14. Charlie Wysocki (MD) 715
15. Chuck McSwain* (CLEM) 692
16. Scott Stankavage (NC) 524
17. Greg Boone (DUKE) 502
18. Alan Burrus (NC) 463
19. John Nash (MD) 459
20. Jeff McCall* (CLEM) 457
Total Touchdowns
1. Gary Schofield (WAKE) 19
2. Kelvin Bryant (NC) 17
3. Homer Jordan* (CLEM) 15
4. Rod Elkins (NC) 10
5. Gordie Whitehead (VA) 9
  Boomer Esiason (MD) 9
  Cliff Austin* (CLEM) 9
8. Chuck McSwain* (CLEM) 7
  Ben Bennett (DUKE) 7
  Charlie Wysocki (MD) 7
  Ron Sally (DUKE) 7
12. Joe McIntosh (NCST) 6
  Tyrone Anthony (NC) 6
14. Tol Avery (NCST) 5
  Jeff McCall* (CLEM) 5
16. Wayne McMillan (WAKE) 4
17. Mike Atkinson (DUKE) 3
  Alan Burrus (NC) 3
  Scott Stankavage (NC) 3
  Carlos Cunningham (WAKE) 3