NC State vs Maryland by the numbers

NOTE:  The records used remove the results of the game played by said team and the opponent (i.e. NCSU beat FSU, so FSU’s ACC record is changed from 6-2 to 6-1.  NCSU loss to VT, so VT’s ACC record is changed from 8-0 to 7-0).  This balances out the records since teams that had bad records don’t always end up with the toughest schedule and vice versa.

NC State Sagarin:

  • Rank : #31
  • Strength of Schedule : #48
  • Vs Top 10 : 0-0
  • Vs Top 30 : 1-1
  • Vs Top 50 : 2-3

NC State Opponents:

(Total record does not include FCS opponent’s record)

(Florida State, Central Florida, Cincinnati, and Virginia Tech all have 1 game remaining)

Maryland Sagarin:

  • Rank : #42
  • Strength of Schedule : #58 (improved by benefit of playing NC State)
  • Vs Top 10 : 0-0
  • Vs Top 30 : 0-2
  • Vs Top 50 : 2-4

Maryland Opponents:

(Total record does not include FCS opponent’s record)

(Navy, Florida International, Florida State, and West Virginia all have 1 game remaining)

NOTE: All acc attendance numbers were obtained at

2010 ACC Attendance

About 1.21 Jigawatts

Class of '98, Mechanical Engineer, State fan since arriving on campus and it's been a painful ride ever since. I live by the Law of NC State Fandom, "For every Elation there is an equal and opposite Frustration."

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8 Responses to NC State vs Maryland by the numbers

  1. DC_wolf 12/04/2010 at 12:05 PM #

    Interesting stats, Jigawatts; probably most intersting is attendance & that we actually sold more tickets than we have seats for Va. Tech. All in all it was a pretty exciting season – just too bad we had to lose to the Twerps who really didn’t beat anyone of consequence outside of us all season…

    Also, “For every Elation there is an equal and opposite Frustration.” Man, that’s it in a nutshell.

  2. VaWolf82 12/04/2010 at 12:12 PM #

    One thing that I noticed earlier is the UMD had the “opposite” Coastal schedule when compared to State:

    State – UNC, VT, GT
    UMD – UM, UVa, Duke

  3. BAM 12/04/2010 at 1:11 PM #

    In case there is someone not following… I think the purpose of this post is to say a bowl would be nuts to take Maryland over NCSU. We played a better schedule, beat better teams, and crushed the attendance numbers. And it’s all about attendance.

  4. cWOhLFrPAiCKs 12/04/2010 at 1:21 PM #

    ^While I agree that bowls within decent traveling distance of our fan base would be nuts to take Maryland over NC State, but as someone pointed out in the forums, it’s not always about butts in the seats. For bowl games, the TV money is as important, if not more so. Having said that, I still think NC State would be a better TV draw than Maryland. At this point I see us going to the Champs. I think Yow will have had enough “inside information” against Maryland to erase any doubts that we would be the better selection. Besides, who wouldn’t want to see a rematch of the 2003 Gator Bowl?!? I know a lot of State fans that would LOVE to see a similar outcome!

  5. 1.21 Jigawatts 12/04/2010 at 1:51 PM #

    Just as a personal observation after looking at all schools individual home game attendance records…UNX and Miami are full of crap with their reporting. UNX rounds off to the nearest 500 or 1000 (if not more), while Miami just flat out lies through their teeth. That is if cfbstats has their attendance numbers correct.

    One thing I wasn’t able to find (maybe someone can help me on this) is tv ratings for the games. Would be interesting to compare ratings between teams, would have to clarify stations and times to be fair but still would be interesting to see the viewership draw.

  6. BAM 12/04/2010 at 2:32 PM #

    It’s snowing in Apex! Had to tell someone.

  7. Defenestrate 12/04/2010 at 2:44 PM #

    ^ in Raleigh too :^)

  8. gcpack 12/04/2010 at 5:29 PM #

    A couple of things from me.

    First UNC-CHeaters don’t round out attendance they just always report 60,000 attendance just because they have already sold those tickets before the season began. (No doubt the Smurf population were anticipating their Oklahoma type national showing before their corrupted season went down the drain.) The only time they didn’t report 60K was against Wm&Mary but they still said it above 50K. I saw their lucky win against the “couple” and they didn’t have 50K there.

    UNC-CHeaters has been exaggerating their attendance for decades.
    No big surpise there.

    By the way during the CBS intro show this afternoon before the SEC championship game there was a 3-4 minute recap of the most exciting plays and upsets in college football this season.

    We made a short appearance with the Spencer deflection catch against the Holes. While short it was nice to get a small appearance on national tv especiallly against UNC-CHeaters!

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