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NC State Football Statistics: Totally Legit Numbers

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Don't harsh my vibe with any nonsense about schedule strength or sample size.

Bra'Lon Cherry perhaps deserves a mention along with the backfield talent.
Bra'Lon Cherry perhaps deserves a mention along with the backfield talent.
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We have a sayin' ‘round these here parts that "numbers is bullshit." That time-honored, grammatically-challenged saying of course only applies to those numbers that would impugn our fair Wolfpack. The numbers listed below are totally not of the bovine fecal matter variety. And caveats about level of competition need not be uddered (get it? because we're talking about cows and such? hahaha).

Yeah so anyway let's take a look at where the Pack stand in the stats. I used top 10 as a cutoff to avoid having to table pretty much every stat ever. They rank in the top 25 in about a billion other metrics.

Team Numbers

Stat

The numbers

National rank

Time of possession

39:15 per game

1st

Rushing TDs

20

1st

Interceptions thrown

0

1st (8-way tie)

Opponent 4th down conversion rate

0% (0-for-1!)

1st (8-way tie)

30+ yard punt returns

4

1st (tied with Twerps)

Opponent 3rd down conversion rate

18.75%

2nd

Opponent first downs

10.5 per game

2nd

Rushing defense

49.5 yards per game

3rd

Total defense

205.8 yards per game

3rd

Punt return yardage

58.5 yards per game

4th

Opponent plays of 10+ yards

26

4th

Opponent rushes of 10+ yards

7

4th

Rushing first downs

56

6th

3rd down conversion rate

52.8%

7th

Yards penalized

35.3 yards per game

8th

Opponent passing plays of 10+ yards

19

8th

Scoring defense

12.0 points per game

8th

Scoring offense

46.3 points per game

9th

NC State is also among a number of teams that have yet to allow a punt or kick return of 30+ yards.

Individual Numbers

Player

Stat

The numbers

National rank

Jacoby Brissett

Completion %

77.9

1st

Matt Dayes

Rushing TDs

9

1st (three-way tie)

Bra'Lon Cherry

30+ yard punt returns

4

1st (tied with some Twerp)

Bra'Lon Cherry

Punt return yards per game

57.3

2nd

Matt Dayes

Total TDs

9

3rd

Bra'Lon Cherry

30+ yard all-purpose plays

6

4th

Jaylen Samuels

Total TDs

8

5th

Matt Dayes

Points per game

13.5

7th

Jaylen Samuels

Points per game

12.0

9th

If this list looks anything like this after the next third of the regular season schedule, it's going to be a pretty special season.