1979 North Carolina Tar Heels football team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1979 North Carolina Tar Heels football
University of North Carolina Tarheels Interlocking NC logo.svg
Gator Bowl Champions
Gator Bowl vs. Michigan, W 17–15
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #14
AP #15
1979 record 8–3–1 (3–3 ACC)
Head coach Dick Crum (2nd year)
Home stadium Kenan Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1978 1980 »
1979 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
NC State 5 1 0     7 4 0
Clemson 4 2 0     8 4 0
Maryland 4 2 0     7 4 0
Wake Forest 3 2 0     8 4 0
#15 North Carolina 3 3 0     8 3 1
Virginia 1 4 0     6 5 0
Duke 0 6 0     2 8 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1979 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 8 South Carolina* Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 28–0  
September 22 Pittsburgh* Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC W 17–7  
September 29 at Army* Michie StadiumWest Point, NY W 41–3  
October 6 Cincinnati* Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC W 35–14  
October 13 Wake Forest Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC L 19–24  
October 20 at NC State Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC W 35–21  
October 27 East Carolina* Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC T 24–24  
November 3 at Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD L 14–17  
November 10 Clemson* Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC L 10–19  
November 17 at Virginia Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA W 13–7  
November 24 at Duke Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC W 37–16  
December 28 vs. Michigan* Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL W 17–15  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

1979 team players in the NFL[edit]

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Buddy Curry Linebacker 2 36 Atlanta Falcons
Doug Paschal Running Back 5 121 Minnesota Vikings
Phil Farris Wide Receiver 11 297 Denver Broncos
  • Reference:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – 1979". College Football Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ "1980 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 21, 2012.