NC State Football By The Numbers – Post Miami Edition

Here are the football season stats and rankings after the Miami debacle.

Team Statistics

Offense
Points Per Game: 30.2 (ACC Rank: 7, Nat’l Rank: 53)
High: 52
Low: 10

Rushing Yards: 161.2 (ACC Rank: 5, Nat’l Rank: 65)
Passing Yards: 284.4 (7, 31)
Total Offense: 445.6 (6, 42)

Defense
Points Per Game: 21.4 (ACC Rank: 4, Nat’l Rank: 44)
High: 44
Low: 7

Rushing Yards: 112.2 (ACC Rank: 4, Nat’l Rank: 28)
Passing Yards: 278.6 (12, 97)
Total Defense: 390.8 (6, 64)

Turnovers
Offense: 7 fumbles, 6 interceptions, 13 total
Defense: 4 fumbles, 7 interceptions, 11 total
Turnover Margin: -2

More Team National Rankings
Offense
Passing Efficiency – 51
Sacks Allowed – 106
Interceptions Thrown – 89
Fumbles Lost – 111
Turnovers Lost – 110
Tackles For Loss Allowed – 94
First Downs – 45
3rd Down Efficiency – 57
4th Down Efficiency – 45
Red Zone Efficiency – 47
Time Of Possession – 17

Defense
Pass Efficiency Defense – 92
Sacks – 41
Tackles For Loss – 16
Passes Intercepted – 15
Fumbles Recovered – 45
Turnovers Gained – 19
First Downs Allowed – 23
3rd Down Efficiency Defense – 11
4th Down Efficiency Defense – 5
Red Zone Efficiency Defense – 38

Special Teams
Net Punting – 52
Punt Returns – 51
Punt Return Defense – 37
Kickoff Returns – 67
Kickoff Return Defense – 22

Other
Turnover Margin Per Game – 80
Penalties – 90
Penalty Yards – 78

Attendance
Total Attendance (109,277) – ACC Rank: 9, Nat’l Rank: 53
Average Attendance (54,639) – 4, 35
Percent of Capacity (94.9) – 3, 38

Toughest Schedule (FBS Only)
Cumulative Opposition: 18-20 (.474) ACC Rank: 12, Nat’l Rank: 72
Future Opposition: 12-13 (.480) ACC Rank: 10, Nat’l Rank: 73
Past Opposition: 6-7 (.462) ACC Rank: 10, Nat’l Rank: 68

Individual Statistics

Rushing Leaders
Tony Creecy: 50 carries, 250 yards, 5.0 avg, 3 TD
Shadrach Thornton: 38 carries, 232 yards, 6.1 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: 19 catches, 421 yards, 22.2 avg, 1 TD
Tobias Palmer: 18 catches, 190 yards, 10.6 avg
Bryan Underwood: 12 catches, 188 yards, 15.7 avg, 6 TD
Rashard Smith: 5 catches, 118 yards, 23.6 avg, 2 TD
Mario Carter: 11 catches, 109 yards, 9.9 avg

Passing
Mike Glennon: 109-176, 1422 yds, 10 TD, 6 Int, 61.9% Comp Pct, 141.73 rating
Manny Stocker: 0-1, 0 yds, 0 TD, O Int

Tackle Leaders
Earl Wolff: 38
Brandan Bishop: 36
Sterling Lucas: 30
Rodman Noel: 29
Rickey Dowdy: 29

Tackles For Loss Leaders
Rodman Noel: 6
Rickey Dowdy: 6
Darryl Cato-Bishop: 4
T.Y. McGill: 3

Sacks Leaders
Darryl Cato-Bishop: 2.5
A.J. Ferguson: 2
Rickey Dowdy: 1.5

Interceptions
David Amerson: 3
Earl Wolff: 1
Brandan Bishop: 1
Hakim Jones: 1
Sterling Lucas: 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: 4 of 7, long of 50

Extra Points
Niklas Sade: 19 of 20

Punting
Wil Baumann: 24 punts, 40.3 avg, long of 49, 6 inside 20 yard line

Kickoffs
Niklas Sade: 28 KO, 65.0 avg, 18 touchbacks
Wil Baumann: 2 KO, 65.0 avg

Kickoff Return Leaders
Tobias Palmer: 13 returns, 22.2 avg
Brandon Barnes: 1 returns, 7.0 avg

Punt Return Leaders
Rashard Smith: 12 returns, 10.2 avg, 1 TD

Individual ACC & National Rankings (Nat’l Top 100)
Mike Glennon (Pass Efficiency) – 6, 47
Mike Glennon (Total Offense) – 5, 37
Quintin Payton (Receiving Yards Per Game) – 6, 37
David Amerson (Interceptions) – 1, 15
Wil Baumann (Punting) – 9, 74
Rashard Smith (Punt Returns) – 6, 35
Tobias Palmer (Kickoff Returns) – 6, 57
Niklas Sade (Field Goals) – 8, 69
Bryan Underwood (Scoring) – 10, 98
Tobias Palmer (All Purpose Runners) – 12, 84
Darryl Cato-Bishop (Sacks) – 6, 91
Rickey Dowdy (Tackles For Loss) – 6, 68
Rodman Noel (Tackles For Loss) – 6, 68

Top 10 Active NCAA Career Leader Rankings
David Amerson:
Interceptions: 1
Interception Yards: 8
Interceptions Per Game: 1

Brandan Bishop:
Interceptions: 7

C.J. Wilson:
Interception TDs: 3

Rashard Smith:
Punt Return TDs: 8

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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One Response to NC State Football By The Numbers – Post Miami Edition

  1. ryebread 10/03/2012 at 11:39 AM #

    Thanks for continuing to pull these together. I think the stats are very telling and reinforce what I see with my eyes.

    - We’re better at running the ball than we’ve been in years (granted two weaker opponents help that), but are struggling in pass protection. The sacks, negative plays and fumbles by Glennon point to this.

    - We’re generating turnovers on defense, but are turning it over way too much. You’re not going to win many games consistently losing the turnover battle.

    - Penalties committed has been really bad.

    Clean those things up though, and we could turn it around. Unfortunately, I don’t see that happening this weekend.

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