Maryland Gametime Set & ‘offensive’ stats

The game time for State’s post-Thanksgiving hosting of Maryland has been set for a 12:30 kick-off.

The attendance for the Maryland game will be dictated by what happens on the field this weekend vs Clemson. If the Wolfpack wins this weekend then Carter-Finley will be a great atmosphere for Maryland. If State loses this weekend, then how can one expect anything but a dull, drab, uninspired atmosphere to match this kind of offensive ‘excitement’.

Offensive TD Drought Stats
NC State’s offense has scored 2 TDs in the last 12 quarters.

Take out the pick 6 by Amerson at UVA and the offense has 3 TDs in the last 14 quarters and 5 in the last 16 quarters.

Just for comparison, Oklahoma St scored 7 TDs in the first half against Texas Tech.

Rushing TD Drought Stats
NC State has 7 rushing TDs in 10 games.

3 of those rushing TDs were in the first game against Liberty, so that’s 4 rushing TDs in the last 9 games/36 quarters.

NC State has 1 rushing TD in the last 16 quarters. 2 in the last 21 quarters.
3 in the last 31 quarters.

Update from WV Wolf: I had been working on an entry with some more rushing stats, this seems like a good place to share them.

Rushing Yards
Out of 120 1-A teams, State ranks 111th with 102.0 yards per game. State only ranks ahead of ECU, Duke, Memphis, Florida Atlantic, Tennessee, Arizona, Rutgers, Oregon St & Miami (OH)

There are 21 I-A players with more rushing yards than NC State as a team.

Just for some perspective, going into last night’s UNC/VT game, State as a team has 8 more rushing yards than UNC’s Giovani Bernard. Northern Illinois QB Chandler Harnish has 2 more rushing yards than State.

Yards Per Attempt
In yards per attempt, State ranks 115th at 3.1, ahead of only Florida Atlantic, Kent St, Memphis, Tennessee, Rutgers & Miami (OH).

Rushing TDs
State’s 7 rushing TD ranks tied for 115th with UAB and former opponent Central Michigan. State ranks ahead of only Akron, Marshall and Florida Atlantic.

Again just for some perspective, there are 73 1-A players with more rushing TDs than State has as a team.

Previous Seasons Rushing Rankings
This season State does not have Mustafa Greene or Russell Wilson in the lineup. However, last season (2010) with those 2 players in the lineup, State still ranked 95th in the nation in rushing.

Here are the rushing national rankings under TOB:
2011 – 111th
2010 – 95th
2009 – 92nd
2008 – 87th
2007 – 110th

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15 Responses to Maryland Gametime Set & ‘offensive’ stats

  1. JohnGalt78 11/18/2011 at 10:07 AM #

    Anybody have a link to our 2012 Football Schedule?

  2. redsteel 11/18/2011 at 10:16 AM #

    ^What I could find:

    Tennessee @ Atlanta, GA
    @ Connecticut
    @ UNC
    @ Maryland
    @ Clemson
    @ Miami

    South Alabama
    The Citadel
    Florida State
    Boston College

  3. Jediwolf 11/18/2011 at 10:31 AM #

    Terry Bowden, Skip Holtz, Rich Rod, get on the phone.

  4. coach13 11/18/2011 at 12:01 PM #

    ^^Looks like 5, maybe 6 wins…woohoo!!!

  5. brickyard 83 11/18/2011 at 12:06 PM #

    I am sure glad we had all parties at the very important Spring Practices…

    A RW’s lead offense would have struggled just as much this fall… not….

  6. Six Pack 11/18/2011 at 12:18 PM #

    Two FCS teams again. Grrreaaat!

  7. eas 11/18/2011 at 12:20 PM #

    I only see 4 wins….Uconn, ,Merlin, SA and Citadel. 5 if we can pull off 6 in a row on the holes.

  8. baxter 11/18/2011 at 12:22 PM #

    we need to cancel that game w/ the Citadel. Fowler’s effing ghost.

  9. MP 11/18/2011 at 1:14 PM #

    After years of mediocre to bad schedules, we finally get a ‘name’ like Tennessee… when they are just as bad as us.

  10. JohnGalt78 11/18/2011 at 1:25 PM #

    Thanks redsteel. Sucky schedule. Very difficult road games. Of course Miami is not in our division so maybe we could win that one. Anybody have the dates?

  11. redsteel 11/18/2011 at 1:58 PM #

    ^I think the schedule with dates normally comes out in February…..

  12. Wufpacker 11/18/2011 at 2:37 PM #

    Despite how it has ultimately turned out, I have a hard time criticizing TOB for the the RW decision.

    TOB has enough to answer for without tossing that on the pile, anyway.

  13. pack76 11/18/2011 at 5:30 PM #

    We open in Atlanta against Tennessee in the Chic-fil-A kickoff. Dont hae dates on the other games yet. But we know the Citadel, South Alabama and @Conn. will be early in the season. We need to buy out of the South Alabama and Citadel games and get FBS teams.

  14. JSRy2k 11/18/2011 at 6:31 PM #

    O-Line is biggest disappointment of TOB era.

  15. 61Packer 11/18/2011 at 11:46 PM #

    Next season’s 6-game home schedule offers little to entice Pack fans to come to C-F Stadium. What a lineup: The Citadel, Boston College, Wake Forest and South Alabama, a team that someone needs to get off our schedule (and payroll). We ought to instead play Campbell or UNC-Charlotte and at least keep the revenue in-state. After the disaster in Cincy earlier this season, we are without doubt showcasing our football futility by continuing to schedule Big East teams, especially on the road.

    And the 6-game road schedule will assure us of not going bowling next season, if this staff returns. I don’t plan to travel to Atlanta on Labor Day weekend and watch an overpriced game from the nosebleed sections of a Dome, where the really good seats will be grabbed up by corporates and Big Wolves. I don’t care which SEC team we play; I’d rather play them home and away rather than just one game in Atlanta, which is an SEC town anyway.

    We’re going to get the hell beat out of us this weekend by a Clemson team that has had, outside our UNC game, far more motivation than we’ve had all season, plus the Tigers have the firepower to back it up. After that, will anyone really gave a hoot about November 26? I hear they’ll be giving away butterballs with tickets for this game, which should ensure that it will be this season’s Big Turkey.

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