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Opponent Preview: NCSU

Oct. 26, 2011





FSU vs. Clemson

 
 Game Information
 Date  Sat., Oct. 29
 Time  Noon ET
 Location  Tallahassee, Fla.
 Stadium  Doak Campbell
 Gameday Info  FSU vs. NC State
   
 Series History
 Games Played  31
 Series Record  FSU leads 21-10
 Last Meeting  28-24, NC State
   
 NC State Football
 Location  Raleigh, N.C.
 Nickname  Wolfpack
 2011 Record  4-3, 1-2 ACC
 2011 Home/Neutral/Road  3-1/0-0/1-2
 Official Website  GoPack.com
   
 Coaching Staff
 Head Coach  Tom O’Brien
 At NC State  29-28 (5th season)
 Career Record  104-73 (15th season)
 Off. Coordinator  Dana Bible
 Def. Coordinator  Mike Archer
   
 NC State Schedule
 Sept. 3  W, 43-21 vs. Liberty
 Sept. 10  L, 34-27 at Wake Forest
 Sept. 17  W, 35-13 vs. South Alabama
 Sept. 22  L, 44-14 at Cincinnati
 Oct. 1  L, 45-35 vs. Georgia Tech
 Oct. 8  W, 38-24 vs. Central Michigan
 Oct. 22  W, 28-14 at Virginia
 Oct. 29  at Florida State
 Nov. 5  vs. North Carolina
 Nov. 12  at Boston College
 Nov. 19  vs. Clemson
 Nov. 26  vs. Maryland

By: Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State football team is aiming for a third-consecutive victory this Saturday as NC State comes to town for a noon kickoff at Doak Campbell Stadium.

If the Seminoles (4-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) are going to extend their streak, they must do so against a Wolfpack (4-3, 1-2) squad that also has won two games in a row and has a pair of playmakers dominating both sides of the ball and on special teams.

NC State sophomore wide receiver T.J. Graham currently leads the entire nation in total yards per game at a clip of 185.71 per contest. Graham gains his yardage in the receiving game and on special teams where he is a lethal return man.

Fellow sophomore David Amerson is also atop the statistical rankings. The Greensboro, N.C. native ranks first in the country with eight interceptions so throwing on his side of the field comes with an inherent risk.

 
Opponent Read-Up: NC State Wolfpack
“Pack builds morale with win over Virginia”… Raleigh News & Observer
 
“NC State puts Virginia behind it, readies for Florida St.”… NBC 17
 
“Things starting to look up for Wolfpack”… Winston-Salem Journal

“Wolfpack shows positive signs in Virginia win”… Fox Sports Carolinas

“Getting to know Florida State’s week 9 foe – NC State”… Orlando Sentinel
 

 Statistical Leaders
#8  Mike Glennon | 6-6 | 232 | GS | QB
 144-for-229, 1,717 yards, 245.3 avg., 19 TDs, 6 INTs
#24  James Washington | 6-0 | 190 |Jr. | RB
 117 rushes, 491 yards, 70.1 avg., 5 TDs
#6  T.J. Graham | 6-0 | 190 | Sr. | WR
 23 catches, 492 yards, 70.3 avg., 4 TDs
#1  David Amerson | 6-3 | 194 | So. | DB
 40 tackles, 8 INTs, 3 PBU
     
 Stat Comparison  NCSU FSU
 Rushing Offense  115.86 (99) 126.86 (86)
 Passing Offense 254.71 (37) 304.29 (14)
 Total Offense 370.57 (80) 431.14 (38)
 Scoring Offense 31.43 (40) 35.86 (24)
 Passing Efficiency 147.00 (32) 155.45 (14)
 Rushing Defense 165.43 (71) 82.86 (6)
 Passing Defense 223.43 (57) 208.43 (39)
 Total Defense 388.86 (67) 291.29 (12)
 Scoring Defense 27.86 (71) 19.29 (19)
 Pass Eff. Defense 116.94 (33) 128.40 (60)
 Net Punting 36.20 (76) 40.95 (9)
 Punt Returns 17.11 (5) 8.55 (53)
 Kickoff Returns 22.48 (52) 24.05 (27)
 Turnover Margin 7 (1.29) -1.14 (115)
 Sacks 2.57 (T-24) 3.57 (4)
 Tackles for Loss 5.71 (64) 8.43 (3)
 Sacks Allowed 2.57 (T-88) 2.86 (T-99)

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