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1983 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary

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Record: 44-45-1, .494 W-L% (10th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 4.37 (3rd of 11) ▪ SOS: 3.98 (3rd of 11)

Conference Champion: Maryland

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Clemson 9 1 1 .864 7 0 0 1.000 30.7 18.2 15.08 3.80
Maryland 8 4 0 .667 5 1 0 .833 26.3 21.1 12.65 7.40
North Carolina 8 4 0 .667 4 3 0 .571 28.1 18.0 11.03 3.11
Georgia Tech 3 8 0 .273 3 3 0 .500 20.2 28.5 -0.26 7.38
Virginia 6 5 0 .545 3 4 0 .429 22.9 25.5 0.32 1.23
Duke 3 8 0 .273 3 4 0 .429 22.4 31.8 -0.60 6.04
Wake Forest 4 7 0 .364 1 6 0 .143 23.4 25.5 -2.20 0.62
North Carolina State 3 8 0 .273 1 6 0 .143 21.5 22.4 -1.05 2.23

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28 12/5 Final
Clemson                     17 13 12 11 12 11
Maryland 17 17 17   19 16 16 15 13 7 11 20 17 16 16  
North Carolina 11 8 10 5 5 4 3 3 3 10 19          

2 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1983-12-30 Peach Bowl Florida State 28 North Carolina 3 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1983-12-17 Citrus Bowl Tennessee 30 Maryland 23 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 300
2. Tim Esposito (NCST) 190
3. Gary Schofield (WAKE) 187
4. Boomer Esiason (MD) 163
5. Scott Stankavage (NC) 147
6. Wayne Schuchts (VA) 129
7. Mike Eppley (CLEM) 99
8. John Dewberry (GATECH) 74
9. Stu Rogers (GATECH) 37
10. Frank Reich (MD) 22
Pass Attempts
1. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 469
2. Gary Schofield (WAKE) 333
3. Tim Esposito (NCST) 323
4. Boomer Esiason (MD) 294
5. Wayne Schuchts (VA) 261
6. Scott Stankavage (NC) 249
7. Mike Eppley (CLEM) 166
8. John Dewberry (GATECH) 134
9. Stu Rogers (GATECH) 63
10. Frank Reich (MD) 38
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 64.0
2. Mike Eppley (CLEM) 59.6
3. Scott Stankavage (NC) 59.0
4. Tim Esposito (NCST) 58.8
5. Gary Schofield (WAKE) 56.2
6. Boomer Esiason (MD) 55.4
7. Wayne Schuchts (VA) 49.4
Passing Yards
1. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 3086
2. Boomer Esiason (MD) 2322
3. Gary Schofield (WAKE) 2253
4. Tim Esposito (NCST) 2096
5. Wayne Schuchts (VA) 1881
6. Scott Stankavage (NC) 1721
7. Mike Eppley (CLEM) 1410
8. John Dewberry (GATECH) 790
9. Stu Rogers (GATECH) 391
10. Frank Reich (MD) 241
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Mike Eppley (CLEM) 8.5
2. Boomer Esiason (MD) 7.9
3. Wayne Schuchts (VA) 7.2
4. Scott Stankavage (NC) 6.9
5. Gary Schofield (WAKE) 6.8
6. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 6.6
7. Tim Esposito (NCST) 6.5
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Boomer Esiason (MD) 7.7
2. Mike Eppley (CLEM) 7.6
3. Scott Stankavage (NC) 6.8
4. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 6.2
5. Gary Schofield (WAKE) 5.7
6. Wayne Schuchts (VA) 5.6
7. Tim Esposito (NCST) 4.9
Passing Touchdowns
1. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 17
2. Gary Schofield (WAKE) 16
  Scott Stankavage (NC) 16
4. Boomer Esiason (MD) 15
5. Mike Eppley (CLEM) 13
6. Wayne Schuchts (VA) 11
7. Tim Esposito (NCST) 8
8. John Dewberry (GATECH) 6
Passing Interceptions
1. Tim Esposito (NCST) 15
  Gary Schofield (WAKE) 15
3. Wayne Schuchts (VA) 14
4. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 12
5. Mike Eppley (CLEM) 9
6. Scott Stankavage (NC) 8
  Boomer Esiason (MD) 8
  John Dewberry (GATECH) 8
9. Stu Rogers (GATECH) 4
10. Darrell Gast (GATECH) 3
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Mike Eppley (CLEM) 146.0
2. Boomer Esiason (MD) 133.2
3. Scott Stankavage (NC) 131.9
4. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 126.1
5. Gary Schofield (WAKE) 119.8
6. Wayne Schuchts (VA) 113.1
7. Tim Esposito (NCST) 112.2
Rush Attempts
1. Joe McIntosh (NCST) 217
2. Ethan Horton (NC) 200
3. Willie Joyner (MD) 198
4. Robert Lavette (GATECH) 186
5. Tyrone Anthony (NC) 184
6. Mike Grayson (DUKE) 181
7. Howard Petty (VA) 169
8. Kevin Mack (CLEM) 151
9. Stacey Driver (CLEM) 146
10. Topper Clemons (WAKE) 132
Rushing Yards
1. Ethan Horton (NC) 1107
2. Joe McIntosh (NCST) 1081
3. Tyrone Anthony (NC) 1063
4. Willie Joyner (MD) 908
5. Kevin Mack (CLEM) 862
6. Howard Petty (VA) 835
7. Robert Lavette (GATECH) 803
8. Mike Grayson (DUKE) 785
9. Stacey Driver (CLEM) 774
10. Rick Badanjek (MD) 635
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Derek Jenkins (VA) 5.9
2. Tyrone Anthony (NC) 5.8
3. Kevin Mack (CLEM) 5.7
4. Cory Collier (GATECH) 5.6
5. Ethan Horton (NC) 5.5
6. Julius Grantham (DUKE) 5.5
7. Eddie Colson (NC) 5.4
8. Stacey Driver (CLEM) 5.3
9. Michael Ramseur (WAKE) 5.0
10. Joe McIntosh (NCST) 5.0
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Mike Grayson (DUKE) 8
  Rick Badanjek (MD) 8
  Ethan Horton (NC) 8
  Kevin Mack (CLEM) 8
  Michael Ramseur (WAKE) 8
6. Howard Petty (VA) 7
  Tyrone Anthony (NC) 7
8. Topper Clemons (WAKE) 6
  Kenny Flowers (CLEM) 6
10. Derek Jenkins (VA) 5
  Robert Lavette (GATECH) 5
  John Dewberry (GATECH) 5
  Joe McIntosh (NCST) 5
  Stacey Driver (CLEM) 5
  Julius Grantham (DUKE) 5
  Dave D'Addio (MD) 5
Receptions
1. Mike Grayson (DUKE) 66
2. Mark Militello (DUKE) 63
3. Scott Russell (DUKE) 47
4. Duane Owens (WAKE) 46
5. Billy Smith (VA) 42
6. Jeff Brown (NCST) 41
7. Mark Smith (NC) 40
8. Tim Ryan (WAKE) 36
9. Russell Davis (MD) 29
10. Greg Hill (MD) 27
  Julius Grantham (DUKE) 27
  David Richmond (WAKE) 27
Receiving Yards
1. Billy Smith (VA) 777
2. Mark Militello (DUKE) 682
3. Mike Grayson (DUKE) 582
4. Mark Smith (NC) 580
5. Greg Hill (MD) 570
6. Tim Ryan (WAKE) 483
7. Scott Russell (DUKE) 471
8. Russell Davis (MD) 465
9. David Richmond (WAKE) 460
10. Duane Owens (WAKE) 447
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Greg Hill (MD) 21.1
2. Billy Smith (VA) 18.5
3. David Richmond (WAKE) 17.0
4. Russell Davis (MD) 16.0
5. Ricky Wall (NCST) 14.8
6. Mark Smith (NC) 14.5
7. Tim Ryan (WAKE) 13.4
8. Billy Griggs (VA) 13.0
9. Rick Badanjek (MD) 11.4
10. Arnold Franklin (NC) 10.8
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Mark Smith (NC) 8
2. Greg Hill (MD) 7
3. Sean Sullivan (MD) 5
  K.D. Dunn (CLEM) 5
  Gary Frederick (DUKE) 5
  Duane Owens (WAKE) 5
7. Larry Griffin (NC) 4
  Terrance Roulhac (CLEM) 4
  Billy Smith (VA) 4
  Billy Griggs (VA) 4
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Mike Grayson (DUKE) 247
2. Joe McIntosh (NCST) 238
3. Willie Joyner (MD) 221
4. Ethan Horton (NC) 209
5. Robert Lavette (GATECH) 207
6. Tyrone Anthony (NC) 200
7. Howard Petty (VA) 192
8. Kevin Mack (CLEM) 160
9. Rick Badanjek (MD) 157
10. Stacey Driver (CLEM) 155
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Mike Grayson (DUKE) 1367
2. Joe McIntosh (NCST) 1296
3. Tyrone Anthony (NC) 1201
4. Ethan Horton (NC) 1192
5. Willie Joyner (MD) 1150
6. Kevin Mack (CLEM) 978
7. Howard Petty (VA) 951
8. Rick Badanjek (MD) 931
9. Robert Lavette (GATECH) 926
10. Stacey Driver (CLEM) 824
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Mike Grayson (DUKE) 10
2. Rick Badanjek (MD) 9
3. Ethan Horton (NC) 8
  Kevin Mack (CLEM) 8
  Michael Ramseur (WAKE) 8
  Kenny Flowers (CLEM) 8
  Mark Smith (NC) 8
8. Tyrone Anthony (NC) 7
  Howard Petty (VA) 7
  Greg Hill (MD) 7
  Duane Owens (WAKE) 7
Total Plays
1. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 526
2. Gary Schofield (WAKE) 372
3. Tim Esposito (NCST) 371
4. Boomer Esiason (MD) 341
5. Wayne Schuchts (VA) 311
6. Scott Stankavage (NC) 288
7. Joe McIntosh (NCST) 217
8. Mike Eppley (CLEM) 213
9. John Dewberry (GATECH) 202
10. Ethan Horton (NC) 200
Total Yards
1. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 2950
2. Boomer Esiason (MD) 2290
3. Gary Schofield (WAKE) 2153
4. Tim Esposito (NCST) 2034
5. Wayne Schuchts (VA) 1808
6. Scott Stankavage (NC) 1700
7. Mike Eppley (CLEM) 1473
8. Ethan Horton (NC) 1107
9. Joe McIntosh (NCST) 1081
10. Tyrone Anthony (NC) 1076
Total Touchdowns
1. Scott Stankavage (NC) 20
2. Gary Schofield (WAKE) 17
  Boomer Esiason (MD) 17
  Mike Eppley (CLEM) 17
  Ben Bennett (DUKE) 17
6. Wayne Schuchts (VA) 13
7. Tim Esposito (NCST) 11
  John Dewberry (GATECH) 11
9. Rick Badanjek (MD) 8
  Mike Grayson (DUKE) 8
  Ethan Horton (NC) 8
  Kevin Mack (CLEM) 8
  Michael Ramseur (WAKE) 8