Week 5 By The Numbers

Box Score

Plays
Total Yds
Yds/Play
Yds/Carry*
Yds/PassAtt
NCSU
74
387
5.2
5.9
5.3
GaTech
64
413
6.5
5.9
9.8

(Yds/carry stats are calculated after removing sacks from the equation.)

While NC State's defense did "limit" Georgia Tech to season lows in total yards and yards per play, the general trend of helplessness against I-A opponents continued. In three games against I-A teams, State has given up an average of 451 yards per game and 6.3 yards per snap. In 2010 those numbers were 352 and 5.3, respectively.

I-A opponents have converted 47.7% of their 3rd downs, and making matters worse, State's had more trouble forcing turnovers and hasn't enjoyed a positive turnover margin since the opener. Ten of the Pack's 13 takeaways came against Liberty and South Alabama.

On the other side of the ball, it appears as though Georgia Tech did a nice job containing the Pack's vertical passing game. Or Mike Glennon simply missed his opportunities. Whatever the case, there wasn't much doin' downfield--thus Glennon's modest average per attempt despite hitting two-thirds of his throws. By my count, RB/FB/TE have been targeted on about 40% of the team's passes this season; against Tech that number was a shade north of 50% (18/35).

Receiver targets through five games:

Season Totals Targets Receptions Rec% Yds/Target
Graham 33 19 57.6 13.0
Washington 22 18 81.8 6.8
Palmer 20 15 75.0 8.8
J. Smith 17 11 64.7 6.5
Bryan 15 9 60.0 6.3
Howard 11 9 81.8 6.6
B. Underwood 11 5 45.5 6.9
C. Underwood 10 5 50.0 4.3
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