The numbers that mattered: NC State at BC

.864 Junior kicker Niklas Sade ranks fourth in the ACC and tied for 29th nationally with a field goal success rate of 86.4 percent. He is one of 20 national semifinalists for the Lou Groza Award, which is annually presented to the nation's top kicker.
1.9 Sade is tied for second nationally with an average of 1.9 field goals per game. He is also tied for third in the ACC with an average of 8.1 points per game. He needs just one more field goal to tie the school's all-time single season mark (20).
2 The last two contests between NC State and East Carolina went into overtime. On Sept. 28, 2008, the Pack prevailed in Carter-Finley Stadium, 30-24. In the last meeting, which came on Oct. 16, 2010, ECU recorded a victory, 33-27.
4.4 After the Wolfpack averaged 7.6 penalties per game in the first five contests of the year, the team has been penalized just 22 times in the last five outings, an average of just 4.4 per game.
7.1 Is the Pack's average point deficit entering the fourth quarter in ACC play, if you don't count the FSU game. State has been in every game except that one.
8 Of rookie receiver Jumichael Ramos' 18 catches have moved the chains on third or fourth-down. His reception total is tied for third on the team, and he has just one catch on third or fourth-down that was not turned into a first.
8.7 Senior linebacker Robert Caldwell logged 17 tackles, including three behind the line of scrimmage, last weekend at Boston College to improve his season average to 8.7 per game, which ranks seventh in the ACC. He has totaled 87 stops, 11.5 tackles for loss, one sack, an interception and four quarterback hurries on the year.
10 The Pack has played the 10th most true freshmen in the land with 11 seeing action on the year.
16.2 Fifth-year senior wide out Rashard Smith ranks eighth nationally and second in the ACC with an average of 16.2 yards per punt return. He is tied for second nationally with two which have been taken back for touchdowns.
19 The Pack is tied for 19th nationally with an average of 7.3 tackles for loss per game.
43.6 Percent (96-220) of the Pack's games started on offense and defense this season have come from players who entered 2013 with zero career starts.
51 Games have been missed this season by NC State players due to injury, including 37 by players who were listed as starters coming into the year.
76.4 Sophomore running back Shadrach Thornton ranks third in the ACC with an average of 76.4 rushing yards per conference contest.
109 Rookie wide out Jumichael Ramos hauled in five passes for 109 yards and a touchdown against Boston College. He is just the second NCSU player to eclipse the 100-yard receiving mark this year.
339 Boston College running back Andre Williams totaled an ACC-record 339 rushing yards on 42 carries in last weekend's win over NCSU. The Eagles finished with 420 yards on the ground in the game.
737 Snaps played by sophomore center Quinton Schooley, who is the only player on the team to play every snap this year.
2006 The upcoming game between the Pirates and Wolfpack is the latest non-conference game for NC State since 2006, when the season closed with a 21-16 loss to ECU in the season finale at Carter-Finley.
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