Saturday, November 12, 2016
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The North Carolina State Wolfpack take on the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Carrier Dome. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 4 point favorites. This season the Wolfpack are 6-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-4-1. The Orange have an over/under record of 2-7-0 and they are 4-5-0 against the spread.
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Ryan Finley finished with 304 yards through the air for NC State last week. He completed 25 passes out of 41 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Wolfpack were led in rushing by Matt Dayes, who finished with 104 yards on 23 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Nyheim Hines was the team leader in receiving with a total of 124 yards and 11 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. As a team in that game NC State got a total of 31 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 19 came through the air. They ran 82 total plays for 469 yards for the game. The Wolfpack ran for 165 yards on 41 attempts.
Austin Wilson finished with 116 yards passing for Syracuse last week. He went 17 for 27, resulting in a 63% completion percentage. The Orange were led on the ground by Moe Neal, who finished with 64 yards on 7 carries. He ended the game with an average of 9 yards per rush. Amba Etta led the team in receiving with 84 yards and 9 catches. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. Syracuse had 15 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 68 total plays for 277 yards for the contest. The Orange ran for 105 yards on 28 carries as a team.
NC State scores 26 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 83rd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20.8 passes on 33.9 attempts for a 61.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 260 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 39th in college football. The Wolfpack run for an average of 147.4 yards per game on 37.6 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 98th in the nation. They also run 71.4 plays per contest and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 407.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 64th overall this season. The Wolfpack average 21.6 first downs per game which ranks them 56th in the country. They accumulate 69.9 penalty yards per game via 6.9 penalties, which ranks 11th in the nation.
NC State allows 251.1 passing yards per game, ranking 91st in D-1, and they allow 23.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 37th. They give up 21.9 completions on 35.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 61.2. The Wolfpack allow 108.3 rushing yards per game on 33.6 carries for an average of 3.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 11th in the country. NC State allows 359.4 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 27th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.2 penalties for 52.3 yards per game, ranking them 56th among D-1 teams.
Syracuse averages 23.7 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 101st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 28.8 passes per game on 44.3 attempts for a 64.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 336.6 yards through the air per game, ranking them 11th in Division 1. The Orange run for an average of 127 yards per game on 37.7 attempts for an average of 3.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 113th on the ground. They also run 82 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for a total of 463.6 yards per game, ranking them 39th in the country on offense. The Orange get an average of 23 first downs per game, which ranks 39th in the nation. They average 61.9 penalty yards per game via 8.2 penalties, ranking them 36th in college football.
Syracuse allows an average of 264.1 passing yards per game, which ranks 105th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 34.1 points per contest, which has them ranked 106th in the nation. They give up 18.2 completions on 32.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.7 per game. The Orange allow 199.3 rushing yards per contest on 40.4 carries for a 4.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 92nd in the country. Syracuse allows 463.4 total yards per game for an average of 6.4 yards per play, which ranks 110th in D-1. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and 4.7 penalties for 44.3 yards in each contest, ranking 20th in the nation.
NC State Betting Trends
NC State is 4-4-1 against the over/under this season
NC State has an ATS record of 6-3-0 this season
Syracuse Betting Trends
Syracuse is 2-7-0 against the over/under this season
Syracuse has an ATS record of 4-5-0 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
11/06/16 WR Devin Butler Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. NC State
11/06/16 QB Eric Dungey Head injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. NC State
10/21/16 C Jason Emerich Shoulder out for season
10/21/16 OG Omari Palmer Leg out for season
10/21/16 TE Trey Dunkelberger Personal expected to transfer
09/17/16 CB Antwan Cordy Forearm out for season
09/17/16 CB Juwan Dowels Knee out for season
09/16/16 DB Devon Clarke Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/16/16 CB Wayne Morgan Undisclosed out indefinitely
08/29/16 TE PJ Batten Personal has left team
08/29/16 OL Taylor Hindy Personal has left team
Josh's Pick: Take Syracuse
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