1972 Peach Bowl
1234 Total
West Virginia 13000 13
NC State 772114 49
DateDecember 29, 1972
Season1972
StadiumAtlanta–Fulton County Stadium
LocationAtlanta, Georgia
MVPQB Dave Buckey
DT George Bell
Attendance52,671
Peach Bowl
 < 1971  1973

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

Background

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. West Virginia made their first bowl since the 1969 Peach Bowl in the 3rd year of Bobby Bowden as coach.[1][2]

Game summary

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.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)