Saturday, September 10, 2016
Dowdy Ficklen Stadium
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The North Carolina State Wolfpack take on the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Dowdy Ficklen Stadium. The opening line for this game has NC State as 5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 57.5. This season the Wolfpack are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-0-1. The Pirates have an over/under record of 1-0-0 and they are 1-0-0 against the spread.
Ryan Finley finished with 174 yards through the air for NC State last week. He completed 17 passes out of 21 attempts for a 81% completion percentage. The Wolfpack were led in rushing by Matt Dayes, who finished with 138 yards on 23 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Jaylen Samuels was the team leader in receiving with a total of 66 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game NC State got a total of 28 first downs by way of 14 rushing, 13 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 87 total plays for 521 yards for the game. The Wolfpack ran for 259 yards on 57 attempts.
Philip Nelson finished with 398 yards through the air for East Carolina last week. He completed 28 passes out of 32 attempts for a 88% completion percentage. The Pirates were led in rushing by Anthony Scott, who finished with 120 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 11 yards per carry. Isaiah Jones was the team leader in receiving with a total of 180 yards and 10 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. East Carolina got a total of 28 first downs by way of 11 rushing, 17 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 71 total plays for 688 yards for the game. The Pirates ran for 275 yards on 38 attempts.
NC State scores 48 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 30th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 23 passes on 30 attempts for a 76.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 262 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 42nd in college football. The Wolfpack run for an average of 259 yards per game on 57 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 30th in the nation. They also run 87 plays per contest and average 6 yards per play for an average of 521 yards per game, ranking their offense 30th overall this season. The Wolfpack average 28 first downs per game which ranks them 17th in the country. They accumulate 80 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, which ranks 20th in the nation.
NC State allows 106 passing yards per game, ranking 17th in D-1, and they allow 14 points per contest on defense, which ranks 48th. They give up 10 completions on 19 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52.6. The Wolfpack allow 62 rushing yards per game on 28 carries for an average of 2.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 17th in the country. NC State allows 168 total yards per game including 3.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 11th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8 penalties for 70 yards per game, ranking them 99th among D-1 teams.
East Carolina averages 52 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 21st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 29 passes per game on 33 attempts for a 87.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 413 yards through the air per game, ranking them 13th in Division 1. The Pirates run for an average of 275 yards per game on 38 attempts for an average of 7.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 25th on the ground. They also run 71 plays per game and average 9.7 yards per play for a total of 688 yards per game, ranking them 4th in the country on offense. The Pirates get an average of 28 first downs per game, which ranks 16th in the nation. They average 25 penalty yards per game via 3 penalties, ranking them 115th in college football.
East Carolina allows an average of 172 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 51st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 7 points per contest, which has them ranked 18th in the nation. They give up 13 completions on 27 attempts for a completion percentage of 48.1 per game. The Pirates allow 148 rushing yards per contest on 38 carries for a 3.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 80th in the country. East Carolina allows 320 total yards per game for an average of 4.9 yards per play, which ranks 61st in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 5 penalties for 31 yards in each contest, ranking 27th in the nation.
NC State Betting Trends
NC State is 0-0-1 against the over/under this season
NC State has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
East Carolina Betting Trends
East Carolina is 1-0-0 against the over/under this season
East Carolina has an ATS record of 1-0-0 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
09/05/16 DL Demage Bailey Suspension Served probable Saturday vs. NC State
09/05/16 OL Messiah Rice Suspension Served probable Saturday vs. NC State
09/05/16 WR Trevon Brown Academics "?" Saturday vs. NC State
08/27/16 DL Darious Commissiong Legal problems out for season
Josh's Pick: Take East Carolina
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of this Weeks Free College Football Picks
Get all of this Weeks Expert College Football Picks