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NC State’s Best and Worst Statistical Team Performances in Bowl Games

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The Wolfpack and the Aggies will kickoff at 7:30pm tonight in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl.

Below is a list of NC State’s Best and Worst statistical performances in their prior 31 bowl games.

We’ll check back in after the game to see if any new records are set.

NC STATE TEAM BESTS

POINTS
Most: 56 vs. Kansas 2003 Tangerine
Fewest: 7 vs. Michigan 1994 Hall of Fame

FIRST DOWNS
Most: 34 vs. Kansas 2003 Tangerine
Fewest: 13 vs. Florida 1992 Gator
13 vs. Oklahoma 1947 Gator

TOTAL OFFENSE
Most: 653 vs. Kansas 2003 Tangerine
Fewest: 207 vs. Liberty 1967 Liberty

TOTAL PLAYS
Most: 96 vs. Arizona 1989 Copper
Fewest: 56 vs. Virginia Tech 1986 Peach

RUSH ATTEMPTS
Most: 72 vs. Iowa 1988 Peach
Fewest: 20 vs. Houston 1974 Blue Bonnet

RUSHING YARDS
Most: 337 vs. West Virginia 1972 Peach
Fewest: 41 vs. Vanderbilt 2012 Music City

PASS ATTEMPTS
Most: 53 vs. Vanderbilt 2012 Music City
Fewest: 9 vs. Pittsburgh 1978 Tangerine

PASS COMPLETIONS
Most: 38 vs. Kansas 2003 Tangerine
Fewest: 5 vs. Miss. State 1963 Liberty

PASSING YARDS
Most: 481 vs. Kansas 2003 Tangerine
Fewest: 58 vs. Miss. State 1963 Liberty

INTERCEPTIONS THROWN
Most: 5 vs. Miami 1998 Micron PC

COMPLETION PERCENTAGE
Best: .827 (24-27) vs. Az. St. 2017 Hyundai Sun
Worst: .389 (7-18) vs. Oklahoma 1947 Gator

PUNTS
Most: 11 vs. Florida 1992 Gator
Fewest: 1 vs. Kansas 2003 Tangerine

PUNTING AVERAGE
Best: 53.0 vs. Kansas 2003 Tangerine
Worst: 26.0 vs. S. Miss. 1990 All American

FUMBLES
Most: 8 vs. Iowa 1988 Peach
Fewest: 1 vs. five teams

FUMBLES LOST
Most: 5 vs. Iowa 1988 Peach
Fewest: 0 vs. four teams

PENALTIES
Most: 11 vs. Iowa State 1977 Peach
Fewest: 1 vs. Vanderbilt 2016 Independence
1 vs. Florida 1992 Gator
1 vs. Houston 1974 Blue-Bonnet

YARDS PENALIZED
Most: 103 vs. Iowa State 1977 Peach
Fewest: 3 vs. Rutgers 2008 Papa Johns

TURNOVERS
Most: 7 vs. Iowa 1988 Peach
Fewest: 0 vs. Kansas 2003 Tangerine
0 vs. Notre Dame 2002 Gator
0 vs. Iowa State 1977 Peach

OPPONENT TEAM BESTS

POINTS
Most: 51 by Mississippi St. 2015 Belk
Fewest: 0 by South Florida 2005 Car Care

FIRST DOWNS
Most: 31 by Minnesota 2000 Micron PC
Fewest: 8 by Arizona 1989 Copper

TOTAL OFFENSE
Most: 594 by Miami 1998 Micron PC
Fewest: 163 by Arizona 1989 Copper

RUSH ATTEMPTS
Most: 60 by Virginia Tech 1986 Peach
Fewest: 19 by Iowa 1988 Peach

RUSHING YARDS
Most: 345 by Houston 1974 Blue-Bonnet
Fewest: 19 by Iowa 1988 Peach

PASS ATTEMPTS
Most: 51 by East Carolina 1992 Peach
51 by Iowa 1988 Peach
Fewest: 6 by Miss. State 1963 Liberty

PASS COMPLETIONS
Most: 32 by Pittsburgh 1978 Tangerine
Fewest: 3 by Miss. State 1963 Liberty
3 by Florida 1947 Gator

PASSING YARDS
Most: 428 by Iowa 1988 Peach
Fewest: 28 by Miss. State 1963 Liberty

INTERCEPTIONS THROWN
Most: 4 by Iowa 1988 Peach
4 by Pittsburgh 1978 Tangerine

COMPLETION PERCENTAGE
Best: .727 (24-33) by Kansas 1973 Liberty
Worst: .333 (10-30) by South Fla. 2005 Car Care
.333 (21-47) by Arizona 1989 Copper
.333 (3-9) by Oklahoma 1947 Gator

PUNTS
Most: 10 by Arizona 1989 Copper
Fewest: 2 by Virginia Tech 1986 Peach

PUNTING AVERAGE
Best: 53.0 by Miss. State 1995 Peach
Worst: 26.3 by Iowa 1988 Peach

FUMBLES
Most: 5 by West Virginia 2010 Champs Sports
5 by Houston 1974 Bluebonnet
Fewest: 0 by Notre Dame 2002 Gator
0 by Miss. State 1995 Peach

FUMBLES LOST
Most: 4 by West Virginia 2010 Champs Sports
Fewest: 0 by five teams

PENALTIES
Most: 14 by Minnesota 2000 Micron PC
Fewest: 1 by Arizona St. 2017 Hyundai Sun

YARDS PENALIZED
Most: 122 by Miss. State 1963 Liberty
Fewest: 4 by Arizona St. 2017 Hyundai Sun

TURNOVERS
Most: 7 by Iowa 1988 Peach
Fewest: 0 by Vanderbilt 2012 Music City
0 by Miss. State 1995 Peach
0 by Michigan 1994 Hall of Fame

Via NC State Media Guide

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6 NC State Players Named to Phil Steele’s 2019 Preseason All-ACC Teams

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Phil Steele’s 2019 Preseason All-ACC Teams are out, and 6 NC State players made the cut.

2nd Team – Defensive Tackle – Larrell Murchison

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3rd Team – Wide Receiver Emeka Emezie

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3rd Team – Place Kicker Chris Dunn

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3rd Team – Offensive Guard – Joshua Fedd-Jackson

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3rd Team – Linebacker Isaiah Moore

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3rd Team – Offensive Tackle Justin Witt

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NC State Football is an Early 20-Point Favorite Over ECU in Season Opener

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We are still 2.5 months away from opening day of the 2019 NC State Football season, but that hasn’t stopped Vegas from creating extremely early betting lines.

According to OddShark, the Wolfpack are early 20-point favorites over the East Carolina Pirates for the season opener in Carter-Finley Stadium on August 31st at Noon.

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North Carolina State are 3-6 Against the Spread in their last 9 games.

North Carolina State are 11-4 Straight Up in their last 15 games.

North Carolina State are 7-1 Straight Up in their last 8 games at home.

North Carolina State are 5-1 Straight Up in their last 6 games against an opponent in the American Athletic Conference conference.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina State’s last 6 games played in August.

North Carolina State are 3-9 Against the Spread in their last 12 games played in Week 1.

The total has gone UNDER in 12 of North Carolina State’s last 18 games played on a Saturday.

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East Carolina are 2-7 Against the Spread in their last 9 games.

East Carolina are 1-7 Straight Up in their last 8 games.

East Carolina are 0-8 Straight Up in their last 8 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of East Carolina’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Coast conference.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of East Carolina’s last 8 games played in week 1.

East Carolina are 1-6 Straight Up in their last 7 games played on a Saturday.

East Carolina are 1-6 Against the Spread in their last 7 games when playing as the underdog.

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NC State Unveils Stealth Wolf Uniforms for Syracuse Game on Military Appreciation Day

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NC State unveiled the new “Stealth Wolf” Uniforms today that Adidas hooked them up with for the Wolfpack’s Military Appreciation Day game against Syracuse this Fall on October 10th.

Senior Defensive End James Smith-Williams is the mysterious man under the helmet, waking up at 4:30am to head down to Wilmington for the video/photo shoot.

Pack Creative continues to put out stellar work.

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NC State vs. West Virginia Kickoff Set for Noon…

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Yes…you read the headline right.

Another game on the 2019 NC State football schedule is set to kickoff before 1pm.

With this news, NC State’s first three games of the 2019 season will kickoff before 1pm.

  • Game 1: August 31st: East Carolina: Noon (ACC Network)
  • Game 2: September 7th: Western Carolina: 12:30pm (RSN)
  • Game 3: September 14th: @ West Virginia: Noon (FS1)

Five of NC State’s last seven home games have kicked off at 1pm or before, and their 1st two home games once again in 2019 follow suit.

As Dave Doeren once said in reference to Noon kickoffs:

“It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, fans just need to get up and do what they do earlier.”

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