1979 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football
Tangerine Bowl, Lost to LSU
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
1979 record8-4-0 (3-2-0 ACC)
Head coachJohn Mackovic
Home stadiumGroves Stadium
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →
1979 ACC football standings
v · d · e 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

Schedule[edit | edit source]

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
01/01/1980 LSU Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Tangerine Bowl) L 10-34
38,666

Team Leaders[edit | edit source]

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

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