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October 16, 2013

The numbers that mattered: Syracuse at NC State



.304 NC State's percentage of third-down conversions against Syracuse - they were 7-of-23 on third downs in the game. That is also the team's third-down percentage in three ACC games (17-56).

.468 The Pack defense has allowed its conference foes to convert on 46.8 percent of its third down chances (22-47).

2 Interceptions recorded by true freshman cornerback Jack Tocho, who played just 24 snaps against Syracuse before missing the rest of the game with an injury.

3.62 The Wolfpack has averaged 3.62 yards per carry in three ACC games this year. They have totaled 409 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

4 In three ACC games this year, NCSU has scored four touchdowns and thrown four interceptions. State's defense has also totaled just four sacks in three conference tilts.

5.8 The team's ACC opponents have rushed 112 times for 647 yards and four scores in three tries for an average of 5.8 yards per carry.

7 Pack players have at least 100 yards rushing on the year. True freshman Matt Dayes leads with 188 yards and four touchdowns, while sophomore Shadrach Thornton and quarterback Pete Thomas are tied for second with 184 yards on the ground. Both have two rushing touchdowns.

9.1 Syracuse averaged 9.1 yards per carry against NCSU. They totaled 362 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.

13 Tackles for loss recorded by the Orange in Saturday's win over NC State. The Wolfpack tallied just four.

19.1 The Orange averaged 19.1 yards per carry in the fourth quarter. They ran for 134 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

21 NCSU has been penalized 21 times in three ACC contests for an average of 55.3 yards per game (166 yards total).

37 The Pack offense has scored just 37 points in three ACC games for an average of 12.3 per contest.

41.4 Junior punter Wil Baumann kicked seven times for 290 yards, an average of 41.4 yards per attempt. That helped increase his season average to 40.3 ypa.

48 Senior middle linebacker Robert Caldwell notched six tackles in the Syracuse game to bring his season total to 48, the fifth-best in the ACC.

50 Tocho returned his two interceptions for 50 yards.

52 Junior kicker Niklas Sade leads the team with 52 points scored. He is 12-of-14 on field goals with a long of 48 yards. He is ranked fifth in the ACC with an average of 8.7 points per game.

78 ACC opponents have totaled 78 points against State this year for an average of 26 per game.

448 Redshirt junior receiver Bryan Underwood has totaled 448 yards of his 469 from scrimmage in the past four games for an average of 112.0 yards per contest.


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