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At The Halfway Point

Here's a look at how our opponents have fared against everyone they've played, excluding NCSU and I-AA teams, and how they've fared against the Wolfpack. First, the offenses:

 Full Season  vs. NC State
Yds/PassAtt Yds/RuAtt Yds/Play Yds/PassAtt Yds/RuAtt Yds/Play
USC Off 7.2 2.6 5.1 7.3 4.1 5.3
Clem Off 5.7 3.1 4.5 9.4 5.7 7.5
ECU Off 7.5 3.0 4.9 6.6 5.8 6.2
USF Off 7.4 3.7 5.3 8.3 5.1 6.4
BC Off 5.1 4.1 4.6 8.4 5.0 7.1
AVG 6.8 3.3 4.9 8.0 5.1 6.5

That there is a whole lot of ugly. Only East Carolina had a below-average passing day against us, and all five teams ran the ball better than their season averages. If we're going to turn this thing around like we did last season, it has to start here. Come back soon, Nate.

(BTW: it's no wonder Rob Spence got canned. Heavens.)

Opposing defenses:

 Full Season vs. NC State
YdsAllowed/PassAtt YdsAllowed/RuAtt YdsAllowed/Play YdsAllowed/PassAtt YdsAllowed/RuAtt YdsAllowed/Play
USC Def 5.5 3.1 4.2 2.5 2.4 2.4
Clem Def 5.6 4.1 4.8 5.2 3.5 4.2
ECU Def 6.9 4.3 5.5 6.6 3.7 5.3
USF Def 6.6 2.8 4.7 7.5 1.0 4.5
BC Def 5.1 3.7 4.2 6.6 1.6 4.6
AVG 6.1 3.7 4.8 6.0 2.6 4.3

Boston College's defense came into our game allowing 4.2 yards per play, and while we didn't exactly break out on them, we did manage better than that, besting an opponent's average for the first time all season. A small victory, but one that hopefully points to continued progress for a Wilson-led offense.