Saturday, October 8, 2016
Carter Finley Stadium
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Carter Finley Stadium. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 2.5 point favorites. This season the Fighting Irish are 2-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-1-0. The Wolfpack have an over/under record of 3-0-1 and they are 3-1-0 against the spread.
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DeShone Kizer finished with 471 yards through the air for Notre Dame last week. He completed 23 passes out of 35 attempts for a 66% completion percentage. The Fighting Irish were led in rushing by Josh Adams, who finished with 102 yards on 20 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Equanimeous St. Brown was the team leader in receiving with a total of 182 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 46 yards per reception. As a team in that game Notre Dame got a total of 25 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 17 came through the air. They ran 72 total plays for 654 yards for the game. The Fighting Irish ran for 183 yards on 37 attempts.
Ryan Finley finished with 300 yards passing for NC State last week. He went 23 for 36, resulting in a 64% completion percentage. The Wolfpack were led on the ground by Matt Dayes, who finished with 125 yards on 24 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Stephen Louis led the team in receiving with 102 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 26 yards per reception. NC State had 28 first downs total. 10 came from running the ball and 16 came from a pass. They ran 76 total plays for 527 yards for the contest. The Wolfpack ran for 200 yards on 39 carries as a team.
Notre Dame scores 39.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 30th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20.2 passes on 33.2 attempts for a 60.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 327.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 15th in college football. The Fighting Irish run for an average of 167.6 yards per game on 38.2 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 74th in the nation. They also run 71.4 plays per contest and average 6.9 yards per play for an average of 495.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 23rd overall this season. The Fighting Irish average 22.2 first downs per game which ranks them 55th in the country. They accumulate 56.8 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, which ranks 55th in the nation.
Notre Dame allows 275 passing yards per game, ranking 107th in D-1, and they allow 33.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 100th. They give up 20.4 completions on 32.4 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63. The Fighting Irish allow 186 rushing yards per game on 44 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 89th in the country. Notre Dame allows 461 total yards per game including 6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 106th in terms of yards per game. They force 0.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.2 penalties for 57.4 yards per game, ranking them 81st among D-1 teams.
NC State averages 40 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 28th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 23.8 passes per game on 32.8 attempts for a 72.5 percent completion percentage. They throw for 295.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 28th in Division 1. The Wolfpack run for an average of 208 yards per game on 41.5 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 38th on the ground. They also run 74.3 plays per game and average 6.8 yards per play for a total of 503.8 yards per game, ranking them 21st in the country on offense. The Wolfpack get an average of 25.5 first downs per game, which ranks 17th in the nation. They average 75.5 penalty yards per game via 7.5 penalties, ranking them 16th in college football.
NC State allows an average of 222.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 60th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 21.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 37th in the nation. They give up 21.8 completions on 33.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.4 per game. The Wolfpack allow 99 rushing yards per contest on 28.5 carries for a 3.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 13th in the country. NC State allows 321.5 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 21st in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 5.5 penalties for 48.5 yards in each contest, ranking 39th in the nation.
Notre Dame Betting Trends
Notre Dame is 4-1-0 against the over/under this season
Notre Dame has an ATS record of 2-3-0 this season
NC State Betting Trends
NC State is 3-0-1 against the over/under this season
NC State has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/12/16 CB Nick Watkins Arm out indefinitely
09/11/16 DB Shaun Crawford Achilles out for season
09/02/16 RB Justin Brent Foot out indefinitely
08/22/16 DB Max Redfield Dismissed has been dismissed
08/22/16 DB Devin Butler Suspension out indefinitely
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
Tony's Pick: Take NC State
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