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1979 North Carolina Tar Heels Stats

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Record: 8-3-1, .708 W-L% (27th of 140) ▪ Rank: 15th in Final AP Poll
Conference: ACC  ▪ Conference Record: 3-3 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dick Crum (8-3-1)

PS/G: 24.2 (34th of 140) ▪ PA/G: 13.9 (27th of 140)
SRS: 16.45 (11th of 140) ▪ SOS: 7.70 (24th of 140)

Bowl Game: Won Gator Bowl 17-15 versus Michigan

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 10.6 19.8 53.4 137.2 1.5 50.8 205.2 4.0 1.5
Defense 12 10.9 23.1 47.3 140.2 0.8 46.1 138.0 3.0 0.8
Difference -0.3 -3.3 +6.1 -3.0 +0.7 +4.7 +67.2 +1.0 +0.7

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Matt Kupec 123 227 54.2 1587 7.0 6.8 18 9 131.1
2 Chuck Sharpe 3 7 42.9 44 6.3 6.3 0 0 95.7
3 Amos Lawrence 1 2 50.0 15 7.5 7.5 0 0 113.0
4 P.J. Gay 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0 1 -100.0

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Amos Lawrence 225 1019 4.5 9 12 188 15.7 1 237 1207 5.1 10
2 Doug Paschal 177 835 4.7 5 24 168 7.0 0 201 1003 5.0 5
3 Billy Johnson 78 365 4.7 1 3 26 8.7 0 81 391 4.8 1
4 Matt Kupec 47 -23 -0.5 2 1 15 15.0 0 48 -8 -0.2 2
5 Kelvin Bryant 42 149 3.5 1 42 149 3.5 1
6 Walter Sturdivant 14 47 3.4 0 2 15 7.5 0 16 62 3.9 0
7 Chuck Sharpe 14 20 1.4 0 14 20 1.4 0
8 Ron DeMarco 9 33 3.7 0 9 33 3.7 0
9 Victor Harrison 1 12 12.0 0 1 12 12.0 0
10 Phil Farris 1 3 3.0 0 7 153 21.9 4 8 156 19.5 4
11 Rod Elkins 1 2 2.0 0 1 2 2.0 0
12 Mike Chatham 29 448 15.4 8 29 448 15.4 8
13 Jeff Grey 17 230 13.5 1 17 230 13.5 1
14 Wayne Tucker 16 219 13.7 4 16 219 13.7 4
15 P.J. Gay 9 87 9.7 0 9 87 9.7 0
16 Jon Richardson 5 78 15.6 0 5 78 15.6 0
17 Shelton Robinson 2 19 9.5 0 2 19 9.5 0

Defense & Fumbles

Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Buddy Curry 5 27 5.4 0
2 Steve Streater 5 66 13.2 0
3 Ricky Barden 2 28 14.0 0
4 Calvin Daniels 2 0 0.0 0
5 Darrell Nicholson 2 21 10.5 0
6 Larry Winters 2 51 25.5 0
7 Lawrence Taylor 1 8 8.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Walter Sturdivant 7 102 14.6 0
2 Phil Farris 5 134 26.8 0
3 Wayne Tucker 5 96 19.2 0
4 Larry Winters 2 50 25.0 0 5 25 5.0 0
5 Victor Harrison 2 44 22.0 0
6 Amos Lawrence 1 36 36.0 0
7 Sammy Johnson 1 16 16.0 0
8 Ricky Barden 24 119 5.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Jeff Hayes 35 35 100.0 6 12 50.0 53 1 34 34.0
2 Steve Streater 75 3092 41.2