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NC State vs. South Florida by the numbers

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Box Score

Total Yds
86 589
6.8 6.1
159 3.4

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

Goodness, where even to start. Look at all the fun facts.

-- The 49 points NC State scored is a new Doeren-era record for points in a single game. The previous high was 48 points against Central Michigan last season.

-- It was State's first road victory since October 2012, a span of almost 700 days.

-- The Wolfpack's 315 rushing yards were the most by the team in 20 years.

-- Almost half of South Florida's total yards came on the Bulls' 75-yard score in the first quarter. Excluding that play, USF quarterbacks completed just four passes for 19 yards.

-- USF's average of 3.4 yards per play is the worst output by an NC State opponent since Wake averaged 2.9 yards per play back in 2012. That was also the last time the Pack's defense held somebody under 200 total yards.

-- Between their first quarter touchdown and third quarter field goal, the Bulls had a run of seven scoreless drives. Over the course of those seven drives, they ran 23 plays for -23 yards. Five of those drives netted negative yardage, and they also turned the ball over once. Those seven drives spanned more than half of the game.

-- The Wolfpack offense held the ball for at least nine minutes in every quarter. Only a pair of USF drives ate up more than three minutes, and the second one came well into garbage time.

-- This was the fifth time in the last six years that State has limited an opponent to fewer than 50 plays from scrimmage. Three of the five were FCS schools.