1972 Peach Bowl

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1972 Peach Bowl
1234 Total
West Virginia 13000 13
NC State 772114 49
DateDecember 29, 1972
Season
Referee
B.W. Hackney (ACC;
split crew: ACC, ECAC)
Attendance52,671
Peach Bowl
 < 1971  1973

The 1972 Peach Bowl was a college football postseason bowl game between the West Virginia Mountaineers and the NC State Wolfpack.

Background

West Virginia made their first bowl since the 1969 Peach Bowl in the 3rd year of Bobby Bowden as coach. The Wolfpack finished 2nd in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Holtz's first year with the team. This was their first bowl game since 1967.[1][2]

Game summary

  • West Virginia - Frank Nester 27 field goal
  • West Virginia - Nester 39 field goal
  • NC State - Don Buckey 37 pass from Dave Buckey (Ron Sewell kick)
  • West Virginia - Danny Buggs 4 pass from Bernie Galiffa (Nester kick)
  • NC State - Stan Fritts 1 run (Sewell kick)
  • NC State - Don Buckey 2 run (Sewell kick)
  • NC State - Fritts 1 run (Sewell kick)
  • NC State - Fritts 4 run (Sewell kick)
  • NC State - Pat Hovance 14 pass from Dave Buckey (Sewell kick)
  • NC State - Willie Burden 7 run (Sewell kick)

Aftermath

The Wolfpack made five more bowl games in the decade, including the Peach Bowl in 1975, which also had the Mountaineers as the opponent.

References

  1. ^ "~jholmes20/1972game" (PDF). home.comcast.net. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
  2. ^ University Relations | News (December 10, 2010). "Peach Bowl 35th Anniversary". wvutoday.wvu.edu. Retrieved August 11, 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)