NC State football- by the numbers

StateFans takes a look at some of the important numbers as the new football season quickly approaches.

9- number of non-offensive touchdowns scored by NC State in each of the last two seasons. Pack led the league both years. Next closest two year total was Florida State with 12.

10- number of wins Chuck Amato needs in 2004 to tie for the most wins by a fifth year coach in the ACC. Danny Ford leads the league with 44 victories in five years.

2- where the Pack ranked in the ACC for capacity of stadium filled for each home game. State's capacity percentage of 103.4% trailed only Maryland at 106.6%.

1- where Andre Maddox ranks among the league's top returning tacklers. Maddox's 145 stops tied LB Leroy Hill of Clemson for best in the league.

3,693- number of passing yards surrendered by the Wolfpack defense in 2003- good enough for worst in the league and 116 in the nation.

201- number of passing first downs the NC State offense recorded in 2003- ranked best in the ACC.

170- number of passing first downs given up by the NC State defense in 2003- ranked worst in the league.

17- Philip Rivers' jersey

17- number of sacks allowed by the Pack offensive line in 2003.

17- number of returning starters in 2004. (8 offense, 9 defense)

26- number of first downs allowed by the Wolfpack defense due to penalties in 2003- worst in the league.

1- where State ranks in the conference for career starts by returning starters along the offensive line.

1- where State ranks in the conference for career starts by returning starters at LB.

10.6- number of yards Tramain Hall averaged as a punt returner in 2003. He is the top returning punt returner in the ACC. Miami's Roscoe Parrish is second at 10.4.

0- number of teams other than NC State that can boast three returning players that had over 100 tackles in 2003. Andre Maddox (145) Pat Thomas (130) and Freddie Aughtry-Lindsay made the list.

7- average margin of defeat in NC State's five losses in 2003.

0- number of FG's made by any player returning to NC State in 2004.

3.3- number of touch-backs per game recorded by K John Deraney.

8- number of players on NC State's roster from Miami

5- number of players on Florida State's roster from Miami

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