1979 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team

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1979 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football
Wake Forest University Athletic logo.svg
Tangerine Bowl, L 10–34 vs. LSU
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1979 record 8–4 (3–2 ACC)
Head coach John Mackovic (2nd year)
Home stadium Groves 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 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team was an American football team that represented Wake Forest University during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. In its second season under head coach John Mackovic, the team compiled an 8–4 record, finished in fourth place in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and lost to LSU in the 1979 Tangerine Bowl.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Result Attendance
09/08/1979 Appalachian State Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, NC W 30-23
26,500
09/15/1979 at #12 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 22-21
57,500
09/22/1979 East Carolina Groves Stadium • Winston-Salem, NC W 23-20
28,751
09/29/1979* at #16 North Carolina State Carter-Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC L 14-17
44,800
10/06/1979 at Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA W 19-14
36,600
10/13/1979* at #14 North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 24-19
50,720
10/20/1979* Maryland Groves Stadium • Winston-Salem, NC W 25-17
26,050
10/27/1979 #13 Auburn Groves Stadium • Winston-Salem, NC W 42-38
34,060
11/03/1979* at Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 0-31
59,000
11/10/1979* Duke Groves Stadium • Winston-Salem, NC W 17-14
28,300
11/17/1979 at South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC L 14-35
56,407
12/22/1979 LSU Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Tangerine Bowl) L 10-34
38,666

Team leaders[edit]

Category Team Leader Att/Cth Yds
Passing Jay Venuto 198/363 2,432
Rushing James McDougald 260 1,177
Receiving Wayne Baumgardner 55 1,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1979 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 24, 2015.