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1977 Peach Bowl

1977 Peach Bowl
1234 Total
Iowa State 00014 14
NC State 71403 24
DateDecember 31, 1977
Season1977
StadiumAtlanta–Fulton County Stadium
LocationAtlanta, Georgia
MVPQB Johnny Evans
DB Richard Carter
RefereeRobert Bertha
Attendance36,733
Peach Bowl
 < 1976  1978

The 1977 Peach Bowl was a college football postseason bowl game between the Iowa State Cyclones and the NC State Wolfpack.

Background

This was Iowa State's third bowl game in the decade, after tying for 2nd in the Big Eight Conference, and first ever Peach Bowl. This was NC State's fifth bowl game in the decade and first Peach Bowl since 1975, after tying for 3rd in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Game summary

Johnny Evans threw for 202 yards and ran for 62 yards. Ted Brown rushed for 114 yards, his second 100-yard performance in a Peach Bowl.| source = [1][2]

Aftermath

After the game, NC State was ranked 19th in the final Coaches Poll. The Wolfpack did not play in another Peach Bowl until 1986. The Cyclones have not returned to a Peach Bowl since this game.

References

  1. ^ "Big try: Iowa State bows". The Des Moines Register. January 1, 1978. Retrieved January 26, 2024 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016. Retrieved January 2, 2016.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)


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