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1972 NC State Wolfpack football
Peach Bowl champion
Peach Bowl, W 49–13 vs. West Virginia
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
APNo. 17
1972 record8–3–1 (4–1–1 ACC)
Head coachLou Holtz (1st season)
Home stadiumCarter Stadium
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
1972 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#12 North Carolina 6 0 0     11 1 0
#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 NC State Wolfpack football team represented North Carolina State University during the 1972 NCAA University Division football season. The Wolfpack were led by first-year head coach Lou Holtz and played their home games at Carter Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina. They competed as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, finishing in second. NC State was invited to the 1972 Peach Bowl in Atlanta, where they defeated West Virginia.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 9MarylandT 24–24
September 16Syracuse*
  • Carter Stadium
  • Raleigh, NC
W 43–20
September 23at North CarolinaL 33–34
September 30at Georgia*L 22–28
October 7Duke
  • Carter Stadium
  • Raleigh, NC
W 17–0
October 14at Wake ForestW 42–13
October 21East Carolina*
  • Carter Stadium
  • Raleigh, NC (Rivalry)
W 38–16
October 28South Carolina*
  • Carter Stadium
  • Raleigh, NC (Rivalry)
W 42–24
November 4at VirginiaW 35–14
November 11at No. 10 Penn State*L 22–37
November 18Clemson
W 42–17
December 29vs. No. 18 West Virginia*W 49–13
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

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