Saturday, October 15, 2016
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The North Carolina State Wolfpack take on the Clemson Tigers on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Clemson as 17 point favorites. This season the Wolfpack are 4-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-1-1. The Tigers have an over/under record of 2-4-0 and they are 4-2-0 against the spread.
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Ryan Finley finished with 27 yards through the air for NC State last week. He completed 5 passes out of 12 attempts for a 42% completion percentage. The Wolfpack were led in rushing by Matt Dayes, who finished with 126 yards on 23 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Matt Dayes was the team leader in receiving with a total of 14 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 5 yards per reception. As a team in that game NC State got a total of 14 first downs. Of those first downs, 11 came on the ground while 2 came through the air. They ran 65 total plays for 198 yards for the game. The Wolfpack ran for 157 yards on 51 attempts.
Deshaun Watson finished with 266 yards passing for Clemson last week. He went 14 for 24, resulting in a 58% completion percentage. The Tigers were led on the ground by Wayne Gallman, who finished with 109 yards on 9 carries. He ended the game with an average of 12 yards per rush. Deon Cain led the team in receiving with 68 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. Clemson had 21 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 60 total plays for 503 yards for the contest. The Tigers ran for 229 yards on 35 carries as a team.
NC State scores 34 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 46th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20.4 passes on 29 attempts for a 70.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 244.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 55th in college football. The Wolfpack run for an average of 197.8 yards per game on 43.4 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 45th in the nation. They also run 72.4 plays per contest and average 6.1 yards per play for an average of 442.6 yards per game, ranking their offense 44th overall this season. The Wolfpack average 23.4 first downs per game which ranks them 37th in the country. They accumulate 64.4 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties, which ranks 35th in the nation.
NC State allows 188.8 passing yards per game, ranking 29th in D-1, and they allow 17.6 points per contest on defense, which ranks 17th. They give up 19.2 completions on 32.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59.6. The Wolfpack allow 91 rushing yards per game on 30.4 carries for an average of 3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 8th in the country. NC State allows 279.8 total yards per game including 4.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 8th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.4 penalties for 46.8 yards per game, ranking them 32nd among D-1 teams.
Clemson averages 38.7 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 29th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 23.3 passes per game on 37.7 attempts for a 61.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 292 yards through the air per game, ranking them 27th in Division 1. The Tigers run for an average of 178 yards per game on 36.5 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 61st on the ground. They also run 74.2 plays per game and average 6.3 yards per play for a total of 470 yards per game, ranking them 35th in the country on offense. The Tigers get an average of 23.5 first downs per game, which ranks 32nd in the nation. They average 57 penalty yards per game via 6.7 penalties, ranking them 56th in college football.
Clemson allows an average of 149 passing yards per game, which ranks 6th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 15 points per contest, which has them ranked 8th in the nation. They give up 15.3 completions on 29.7 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.7 per game. The Tigers allow 133.2 rushing yards per contest on 41.2 carries for a 3.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 34th in the country. Clemson allows 282.2 total yards per game for an average of 4 yards per play, which ranks 9th in D-1. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and 7.5 penalties for 57.5 yards in each contest, ranking 77th in the nation.
NC State Betting Trends
NC State is 3-1-1 against the over/under this season
NC State has an ATS record of 4-1-0 this season
Clemson Betting Trends
Clemson is 2-4-0 against the over/under this season
Clemson has an ATS record of 4-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
08/28/16 WR Brian Sessoms Achilles out for season
08/28/16 WR C.J. Riley Knee out for season
07/22/16 WR Jumichael Ramos Knee out for season
10/09/16 CB Adrian Baker Knee "?" Saturday vs. NC State
10/09/16 WR Adrien Dunn Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. NC State
10/09/16 DL Austin Bryant Foot "?" Saturday vs. NC State
10/09/16 DT Christian Wilkins Ankle injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. NC State
10/09/16 WR Mike Williams Hamstring injured last game, probable Saturday vs. NC State
10/09/16 CB Ryan Carter Ankle injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. NC State
10/09/16 OL Tremayne Anchrum Ankle injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. NC State
09/23/16 LB Jalen Williams Knee out indefinitely
09/22/16 DB Brian Dawkins Knee out indefinitely
09/22/16 OL Chandler Reeves Knee out indefinitely
09/13/16 WR Hunter Renfrow Hand expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Clemson
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