1972 North Carolina Tar Heels football team

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1972 North Carolina Tar Heels football
ACC champion
Sun Bowl, W 32–28 vs. Texas Tech
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 14
AP No. 12
1972 record 11–1 (6–0 ACC)
Head coach Bill Dooley (6th season)
Offensive coordinator Bobby Collins (6th season)
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
1972 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 12 North Carolina $ 6 0 0     11 1 0
No. 17 NC State 4 1 1     8 3 1
Maryland 3 2 1     5 5 1
Duke 3 3 0     5 6 0
Clemson 2 4 0     4 7 0
Virginia 1 5 0     4 7 0
Wake Forest 1 5 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 1972 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the North Carolina Tar Heels of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1972 college football season.[2] The team won its second consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) championship, going 6–0 in conference play, and played in the 1972 Sun Bowl, defeating Texas Tech by a score of 32–28. The Tar Heels ended the year ranked 12th in the AP Poll with an 11-1 record, it's lone loss coming at Ohio State in their 4th game.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 9 Richmond* Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 28–18    
September 16 Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 31–26    
September 23 North Carolina State Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC (Rivalry) W 34–33    
September 30 at No. 5 Ohio State* Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 14–29   86,180
October 14 Kentucky* Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC W 31–20    
October 21 at Wake Forest Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, NC (Rivalry) W 21–0   27,000
November 4 at Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 26–10   41,000
November 11 Virginia No. 18 Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC (South's Oldest Rivalry) W 23–3    
November 18 Duke No. 16 Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC (Victory Bell) W 14–0    
November 25 East Carolina* No. 15 Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC W 42–19    
December 9 vs. Florida* No. 16 Gator BowlJacksonville, FL W 28–24    
December 30 vs. Texas Tech* No. 16 Sun BowlEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) CBS W 32–28   27,877
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1972 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ "1972 North Carolina Tar Heels". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. 
  3. ^ "1972 Final AP Football Poll".