1958 North Carolina Tar Heels football team

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1958 North Carolina Tar Heels football
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1958 record 6–4 (4–3 ACC)
Head coach Jim Tatum (4th season)
Home stadium Kenan Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1957
1959 →
1958 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 12 Clemson $ 5 1 0     8 3 0
No. 15 South Carolina 5 2 0     8 3 0
Duke 3 2 0     5 5 0
North Carolina 4 3 0     6 4 0
Maryland 3 3 0     4 6 0
Wake Forest 2 4 0     3 7 0
NC State 2 5 0     2 7 1
Virginia 1 5 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 1958 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1958 college football season. The Tar Heels were led by fourth-year head coach Jim Tatum and played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium. The team competed as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, finishing in fourth.

Two-way end Al Goldstein was named a first-team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America and the NEA.[2]

This was Tatum's last year as head coach, as he unexpectedly died at age 46 of a typhus-like illness in July 1959.[3][4] He had a record of 19–17–3 at UNC.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 20 NC State No. 10 Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC (Rivalry) L 14–21  
September 27 at Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 21–26  
October 3 at USC* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 8–7  
October 11 South Carolina Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC (Rivalry) W 6–0  
October 18 Maryland Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC W 27–0  
October 25 Wake Forest Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC (Rivalry) W 26–7  
November 1 at Tennessee* No. 17 Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN W 21–7  
November 8 at Virginia No. 15 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA (South's Oldest Rivalry) W 42–0  
November 15 at Notre Dame* No. 11 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN L 24–34  
November 22 Duke No. 17 Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC (Victory Bell) L 6–7  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time.

Source:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1958 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 17, 2013.
  2. ^ "2016 North Carolina football media guide" (PDF). North Carolina Athletic Communications Office. p. 120.
  3. ^ Jim Tatum Dies at 46 from Virus; N. Carolina Coach Succumbs after 10 Day Illness, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 24, 1959.
  4. ^ "Jim Tatum's Disease Likened To Typhus", The Baltimore Sun, March 31, 1960.
  5. ^ "2016 North Carolina football media guide" (PDF). North Carolina Athletic Communications Office. p. 158.
  6. ^ "1958 North Carolina Tar Heels Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 13, 2018.