NC State Football By The Numbers – Post Maryland Edition

Here are the football season stats and rankings after Maryland clanked one off the upright.

Team Statistics

Offense
Points Per Game: 26.9 (ACC Rank: 8, Nat’l Rank: 71)
High: 52
Low: 10

Rushing Yards: 130.3 (ACC Rank: 6, Nat’l Rank: 89)
Passing Yards: 284.0 (5, 29)
Total Offense: 414.3 (7, 55)

Defense
Points Per Game: 20.1 (ACC Rank: 3, Nat’l Rank: 28)
High: 44
Low: 7

Rushing Yards: 127.4 (ACC Rank: 4, Nat’l Rank: 35)
Passing Yards: 266.7 (11, 100)
Total Defense: 394.1 (6, 66)

Turnovers
Offense: 7 fumbles, 7 interceptions, 14 total
Defense: 5 fumbles, 9 interceptions, 14 total
Turnover Margin: even

More Team National Rankings
Offense
Passing Efficiency – 72
Sacks Allowed – 96
Interceptions Thrown – 66
Fumbles Lost – 67
Turnovers Lost – 75
Tackles For Loss Allowed – 87
First Downs – 54
3rd Down Efficiency – 71
4th Down Efficiency – 46
Red Zone Efficiency – 23
Time Of Possession – 39

Defense
Pass Efficiency Defense – 86
Sacks – 8
Tackles For Loss – 4
Passes Intercepted – 24
Fumbles Recovered – 69
Turnovers Gained – 40
First Downs Allowed – 24
3rd Down Efficiency Defense – 8
4th Down Efficiency Defense – 2
Red Zone Efficiency Defense – 31

Special Teams
Net Punting – 64
Punt Returns – 60
Punt Return Defense – 17
Kickoff Returns – 97
Kickoff Return Defense – 22

Other
Turnover Margin Per Game – 55
Penalties – 92
Penalty Yards – 71

Attendance
Total Attendance (164,239) – ACC Rank: 8, Nat’l Rank: 54
Average Attendance (54,746) – 4, 37
Percent of Capacity (95.1) – 3, 39

Toughest Schedule (FBS Only)
Cumulative Opposition: 28-37 (.431) ACC Rank: 12, Nat’l Rank: 88
Future Opposition: 13-19 (.406) ACC Rank: 10, Nat’l Rank: 88
Past Opposition: 15-18 (.455) ACC Rank: 8, Nat’l Rank: 75

Individual Statistics

Rushing Leaders
Tony Creecy: 81 carries, 319 yards, 3.9 avg, 3 TD
Shadrach Thornton: 55 carries, 282 yards, 5.1 avg, 2 TD
Brandon Barnes: 28 carries, 101 yards, 3.6 avg, 1 TD
Mustafa Greene: 28 carries, 101 yards, 3.6 avg
Tobias Palmer: 5 carries, 65 yards, 13.0 avg

Receiving Leaders
Quintin Payton: 29 catches, 551 yards, 19.0 avg, 1 TD
Bryan Underwood: 22 catches, 342 yards, 15.5 avg, 8 TD
Tobias Palmer: 20 catches, 214 yards, 10.7 avg
Asa Watson: 15 catches, 166 yards, 11.1 avg
Rashard Smith: 7 catches, 136 yards, 19.4 avg, 2 TD

Passing
Mike Glennon: 162-278, 1988 yds, 14 TD, 7 Int, 58.3% Comp Pct, 129.93 rating
Manny Stocker: 0-1, 0 yds, 0 TD, O Int

Tackle Leaders
Earl Wolff: 57
Brandan Bishop: 54
Sterling Lucas: 47
Rickey Dowdy: 45
Rodman Noel: 35

Tackles For Loss Leaders
Rickey Dowdy: 9
T.Y. McGill: 7
Rodman Noel: 6
Darryl Cato-Bishop: 5
Thomas Teal: 5

Sacks Leaders
Darryl Cato-Bishop: 3.5
T.Y. McGill: 3
Rickey Dowdy: 2.5
Sterling Lucas: 2
A.J. Ferguson: 2
Brian Slay: 2

Interceptions
David Amerson: 4
Earl Wolff: 1
Brandan Bishop: 1
Hakim Jones: 1
Sterling Lucas: 1
Juston Burris: 1

Fumbles
Mike Glennon: 7 fumbles, 2 lost
Tobias Palmer: 2 fumbles, 2 lost
Brandon Barnes: 2 fumbles, 1 lost
Mustafa Greene: 1 fumble, 1 lost
Shadrach Thornton: 1 fumble, 1 lost
Team: 1 fumble, 0 lost

Field Goals
Niklas Sade: 7 of 10, long of 50

Extra Points
Niklas Sade: 23 of 24

Punting
Wil Baumann: 39 punts, 40.3 avg, long of 60, 10 inside 20 yard line

Kickoffs
Niklas Sade: 37 KO, 63.9 avg, 22 touchbacks
Wil Baumann: 2 KO, 65.0 avg

Kickoff Return Leaders
Tobias Palmer: 21 returns, 20.0 avg
C.J. Wilson: 1 return, 22.0 avg
Brandon Barnes: 1 returns, 7.0 avg

Punt Return Leaders
Rashard Smith: 18 returns, 8.1 avg, 1 TD
Tobias Palmer: 1 return, 0.0 avg

Individual ACC & National Rankings (Nat’l Top 100)
Mike Glennon (Pass Efficiency) – 8, 63
Mike Glennon (Total Offense) – 5, 35
Quintin Payton (Receiving Yards Per Game) – 5, 36
David Amerson (Interceptions) – 1, 6
Wil Baumann (Punting) – 7, 68
Rashard Smith (Punt Returns) – 6, 43
Tobias Palmer (Kickoff Returns) – 10, 92
Niklas Sade (Field Goals) – 9, 60
Bryan Underwood (Scoring) – 11, 100
Darryl Cato-Bishop (Sacks) – 6, 77
Earl Wolff (Tackles) – 10, 86
Rickey Dowdy (Tackles For Loss) – 4, 31
T.Y. McGill (Tackles For Loss) – 8, 83

Top 10 Active NCAA Career Leader Rankings
David Amerson:
Interceptions: 1
Interception Yards: 5
Interceptions Per Game: 1

Brandan Bishop:
Interceptions: 10

C.J. Wilson:
Interception TDs: 5

About WV Wolf

Graduated from NCSU in 1996 with a degree in statistics. Born and inbred in West "By God" Virginia and now live in Raleigh where I spend my time watching the Wolfpack, the Mountaineers and the Carolina Hurricanes as well as making bar graphs for SFN. I'm @wvncsu on the Twitter machine.

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3 Responses to NC State Football By The Numbers – Post Maryland Edition

  1. ruffles31 10/24/2012 at 3:42 PM #

    Interesting that if you just look at the numbers you wouldn’t think the team shown above is 5-2. Goes to show that hidden yards and a few key statistics are more important than others.

    I would like to see the offensive numbers improve though. Starting Saturday.

  2. bTHEredterror 10/24/2012 at 5:17 PM #

    “Cumulative Opposition: 28-37 (.431) ACC Rank: 12, Nat’l Rank: 88″

    Primarily due to this ruffles. Oddly enough, we beat the one good team we’ve played.

  3. Primewolf 10/25/2012 at 8:04 AM #

    Thanks WV.

    Those stats are far from stellar.

    With a fortunate win last week and 5 conference foes remaining, I believe the most likely outcome is 3-2.

    We have 3 home games we will be favored in against weak opponents and 2 road games we will not be favored.

    However, in Wolfpack fashion, I think we will go 2-1 at home (a WTF loss will happen), and 1-1 on the road.

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