1972 Peach Bowl

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1972 Peach Bowl
1234 Total
West Virginia 13000 13
NC State 772114 49
DateDecember 29, 1972
Season1972
StadiumAtlanta–Fulton County Stadium
LocationAtlanta, Georgia
MVPQB Dave Buckey
DT George Bell
Attendance52,671
Peach Bowl
 < 1971  1973

The 1972 Peach Bowl was a college football postseason bowl game between the NC State Wolfpack and the West Virginia Mountaineers.

Background[edit]

The Wolfpack finished 2nd in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Holtz's first year with the team. This was their first bowl game since 1967. West Virginia made their first bowl since the 1969 Peach Bowl in the 3rd year of Bobby Bowden as coach.[1][2]

Game summary[edit]

  • West Virginia - Frank Nester 27 field goal
  • West Virginia - Nester 39 field goal
  • NC State - Don Buckey 37 pass from Dave Buckey (Ron Sewell kick)
  • West Virginia - Danny Buggs 4 pass from Bernie Galiffa (Nester kick)
  • NC State - Stan Fritts 1 run (Sewell kick)
  • NC State - Don Buckey 2 run (Sewell kick)
  • NC State - Fritts 1 run (Sewell kick)
  • NC State - Fritts 4 run (Sewell kick)
  • NC State - Pat Hovance 14 pass from Dave Buckey (Sewell kick)
  • NC State - Willie Burden 7 run (Sewell kick)

Aftermath[edit]

The Wolfpack made five more bowl games in the decade, including the Peach Bowl in 1975, which also had the Mountaineers as the opponent.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "~jholmes20/1972game" (PDF). home.comcast.net. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
  2. ^ University Relations | News (December 10, 2010). "Peach Bowl 35th Anniversary". wvutoday.wvu.edu. Retrieved 2015-08-11.