Friday, November 25, 2016
Kenan Memorial Stadium
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The North Carolina State Wolfpack take on the North Carolina Tar Heels on Friday, November 25, 2016 at Kenan Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 10 point favorites. This season the Wolfpack are 7-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-6-1. The Tar Heels have an over/under record of 4-7-0 and they are 7-4-0 against the spread.
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Ryan Finley finished with 210 yards through the air for NC State last week. He completed 20 passes out of 44 attempts for a 45% completion percentage. The Wolfpack were led in rushing by Matt Dayes, who finished with 76 yards on 20 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Stephen Louis was the team leader in receiving with a total of 70 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game NC State got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 73 total plays for 329 yards for the game. The Wolfpack ran for 119 yards on 29 attempts.
Mitch Trubisky finished with 184 yards passing for North Carolina last week. He went 11 for 20, resulting in a 55% completion percentage. The Tar Heels were led on the ground by Elijah Hood, who finished with 83 yards on 13 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Ryan Switzer led the team in receiving with 93 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. North Carolina had 15 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 6 came from a pass. They ran 47 total plays for 356 yards for the contest. The Tar Heels ran for 163 yards on 26 carries as a team.
NC State scores 25.6 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 86th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20.9 passes on 34.8 attempts for a 60.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 264.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 37th in college football. The Wolfpack run for an average of 148.2 yards per game on 37.7 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 99th in the nation. They also run 72.5 plays per contest and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 412.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 66th overall this season. The Wolfpack average 21.8 first downs per game which ranks them 52nd in the country. They accumulate 67.8 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, which ranks 11th in the nation.
NC State allows 248.7 passing yards per game, ranking 89th in D-1, and they allow 23.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 37th. They give up 21.2 completions on 35 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 60.5. The Wolfpack allow 102.9 rushing yards per game on 32.9 carries for an average of 3.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 8th in the country. NC State allows 351.6 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 25th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.1 penalties for 51 yards per game, ranking them 55th among D-1 teams.
North Carolina averages 34.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 38th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 24.3 passes per game on 34.6 attempts for a 70.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for 295.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 20th in Division 1. The Tar Heels run for an average of 149.5 yards per game on 30.7 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 98th on the ground. They also run 65.4 plays per game and average 6.8 yards per play for a total of 445.1 yards per game, ranking them 45th in the country on offense. The Tar Heels get an average of 21.5 first downs per game, which ranks 58th in the nation. They average 63.4 penalty yards per game via 7.7 penalties, ranking them 25th in college football.
North Carolina allows an average of 182.1 passing yards per game, which ranks 11th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 24.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 45th in the nation. They give up 14.6 completions on 26.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.1 per game. The Tar Heels allow 229.7 rushing yards per contest on 51.1 carries for a 4.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 113th in the country. North Carolina allows 411.8 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play, which ranks 69th in D-1. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and 7 penalties for 59.8 yards in each contest, ranking 94th in the nation.
NC State Betting Trends
NC State is 4-6-1 against the over/under this season
NC State has an ATS record of 7-4-0 this season
North Carolina Betting Trends
North Carolina is 4-7-0 against the over/under this season
North Carolina has an ATS record of 7-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/20/16 TE Cole Cook Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. North Carolina
11/20/16 DE James Smith-Williams Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. North Carolina
11/11/16 Backup RB Johnny Frasier Shoulder out for season
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
10/21/16 OL Caleb Peterson Back out for season
10/21/16 LB Jonathan Smith Foot out for season
10/17/16 WR Mack Hollins Collarbone out for season
09/22/16 DE Tomon Fox Leg out indefinitely
09/14/16 LB Allen Artis Suspension out indefinitely
09/13/16 OT John Ferranto Pectoral out for season
Tony's Pick: Take North Carolina -10
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