After NC State’s 35-20 win over Syracuse, Matt Dayes, Jaylen Samuels, A.J. Cole, Nyheim Hines, Bradley Chubb, Ryan Finley, and Bra’Lon Cherry made moves in the NC State record books.
27 carries for 108 yards and 3 TDs, 1 reception for 10 yards
-His 108 rushing yards moved his career total to 2,629, passing Anthony Barbour to move into 5th place all-time. He is now 152 yards behind Ray Robinson in 4th place.
-Dayes has averaged 5.31 yards per carry throughout his career, which ranks 5th in NC State history.
-Dayes added another 100-yard performance, moving his total to 12 career 100-yard rushing performances, tying him with Willie Burden in 4th place. He is 7 100-yard performances behind Tremayne Stephens in 3rd place.
-Dayes rushed for 3 touchdowns on Saturday, moving his total to 31 career rushing touchdowns, which ranks 4th on the all-time list. He moved past Ray Robinson, and is 2 touchdowns behind T.A. McClendon in 3rd place.
-His 3 touchdowns moved his total to 37 career touchdowns, moving him into 3rd place all-time, passing T.A. McClendon. He is 5 touchdowns behind Stan Fritts in 2nd place.
-Dayes’ 118 yards from scrimmage moved his career all-purpose yardage to 4,018, moving him into 6th place, passing Tremayne Stephens. Dayes is 40 yards behind Joe McCintosh in 5th place.
-His 1 reception moved his career total to 93, which ranks 20th in school history.
-Dayes carried the ball a career high 27 times, moving his total to 495, which ranks 8th all-time. He passed Anthony Barbour, Shadrach Thornton, Billy Ray Vickers, and Willie Burden on Saturday. He is 28 carries behind Andre Brown in 7th place.
6 receptions for 66 yards, 3 rushes for 26 yards and a touchdown
-Samuels added 6 more receptions this week, moving his total to 114 career receptions, which ranks 12th all-time. He passed Ray Robinson, Haywood Jefferies, and Karen Robinson on Saturday. Samuels is 2 receptions behind Mike Quick in 11th place.
-His 27 career touchdowns rank 6th all-time in school history.
-Samuels has 12 career touchdown receptions, which ties him with T.J. Graham, Jimmy Grissett, and Tramain Hall in 12th. He is 1 touchdown away from Bryan Peterson and Bryan Underwood in 10th place.
-His 15 career rushing touchdowns ties him with Roman Gabriel for 17th place all-time.
5 kickoff returns for 86 yards
-Nyheim’s 86 return yards on Saturday brought his career total to 1,514 yards, which ranks 5th all-time. He is 328 yards behind Darrell Blackman in 4th place.
-His career average of 24.4 yards per return ranks 9th all-time. Hines is .05 yards behind Anthony Barbour.
1 punt return for -1 yards
-Cherry’s 451 career punt return yards ranks 11th all-time. He is 3 yards behind Torry Holt in 10th place.
-His career average of 9.8 ranks 12th all-time. Cherry is .03 yards behind Gary Young in 11th place.
3 punts for 112 yards
-Cole’s average of 41.5 yards per punt ranks 4th all-time. He is .03 yards behind Leslie Palmer in 3rd place.
-Tocho has 23 passes broken up, which ties him with Perry Williams for 11th all-time. He is 7 pass breakups away from Jesse Campbell, Michael Brooks, and Donnie LeGrande in 8th place.
7 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 2 sacks
-Chubb’s 13 career sacks ranks 14th in school history, tying him with Dantonio Burnette, Scott Auer, Joe Hannah, Audie Cole, and Al Dellaporta. He is 1 sack away from Brian Jamison in 13th place.
-His 17 tackles for loss this season ties him with Dantonio Burnette for the 7th most in a single season. He is 3 away from Carl Reeves in 6th place.
-Chubb’s 8 sacks this season marks the 8th highest single season total. He is 1 sack away from Shawn Price and Dantonio Burnette in 6th place.
20 of 29 for 340 yards and 1 touchdown
-Finley’s passing efficiency rating of 140.1 is the 5th best single season rating in school history. He is 1.6 points behind Philip Rivers’ 2002 season in 4th place.