NOTES: Pack Sets Offense Record In Loss

NOTES: Pack Sets Offense Record In Loss

Sophomore wideout Bryan Underwood continues to score touchdowns for the Wolfpack as he caught his fifth and sixth scores of the season in State's 44-37 loss to Miami. Here is a look at some postgame notes from the loss.

• NC State set a new school record with 674 yards of total offense on the day. The previous mark was 653 yards against Kansas in the 2003 Mazda Tangerine Bowl.

• On the flip side, Miami's total of 652 yards of total offense is the third-most the Pack has ever given up, and the 566 passing yards is the second-most by an opponent in Pack history (Texas Tech, 586 in 2003).

• QB Mike Glennon went over 300 yards passing for the first time this season, completed 24-of-42 for a career-best 441 yards. Glennon posted the most passing yards for a Pack QB since Philip Rivers had 475 in his final game against Kansas in the 2003 Mazda Tangerine Bowl.

• For the second straight week, NC State finished with over 200 yards rushing. Last week the Pack had 282 against The Citadel, and followed it up today with 233. It marks the first time since late in the 1998 season that the Pack had over 200 yards rushing as a team in back-to-back games.

• For the third time in the first five games, NC State started a different combination on the offensive line. Both starting tackles, senior Andrew Wallace and junior Rob Crisp were out with injuries. R.J. Mattes moved from left guard to left tackle, Tyson Chandler moved from left tackle to right tackle, and Duran Christophe made his first start of the season at left guard.

Center Cam Wentz (who switched to right guard in the 3rd quarter) and right guard Zach Allen (who would leave the game with an injury of his own in the 2nd quarter) have started at the same position all five games.

• Miami scored 23 first-quarter points, the most points the Pack has given up in the opening quarter since Florida State scored 27 in a 48-35 FSU win Nov. 1, 1997, a span of 182 games (Tennessee scored 22 in the season opener on the Pack).

• But just like the Tennessee game, NC State did not allow a point in the second quarter (Miami missed 2 figeld goals). The Pack has also yet to allow any points in the second quarter this season. After allowing 304 yards of offense in the first quarter, the NC State defense held the Hurricanes to 35 yards in the second quarter.

• NC State had five fumbles on the day, four in the second quarter, but Miami failed to convert any of those into points. The lost fumbles were the most since the Pack had six fumbles in 1995 against Florida State.

• NC State's two scoring drives in the first half were both just three plays (68 yards in 42 seconds on the first, 80 yards in 19 seconds on the second). Coming into today's game, the Pack had just two scoring drives of three or less plays (3 plays for 41 yards at Connecticut and 2 plays for 24 yards against The Citadel).

• Redshirt sophomore Tony Creecy posted his first career 100-yard rushing game, as he finished with 19 carries for 120 yards and one touchdown. His previous career-high last 77 yards last year against Georgia Tech. He also caught a 7-yard touchdown in the second quarter, his first career game with one rushing and one receiving touchdown.

• Redshirt sophomore Bryan Underwood tied a school record with his fifth straight game with a receiving TD, when he caught a 4-yard Mike Glennon TD pass in the third quarter. Only Koren Robinson in 2000 also posted a TD in five straight games for NC State. Underwood also added a 28-yard TD reception in the fourth quarter, and now six of his 12 receptions on the year have been for TDs.

• Redshirt senior Tobais Palmer finished with team-highs of 5 catches for 96 yards. Coming into today's game, Palmer had just 96 total yards receiving through the first four games.

• Sophomore PK Niiklas Sade had a string of 60 straight PAT attempts snapped in the fourth quarter. His 60 straight makes ranks as the third-longest stretch in school history. • NC State finished with 14 penatlies on the day (for 98 yards). Its the most times penalized since also racking up 14 against Ohio State in 2004.

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