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Luke Kuechly Tackle Tracker: Post N.C. State Game

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BC tackle machine Luke Kuechly finished with 18 tackles yesterday against N.C. State (9 solo, 9 assisted tackles), the 32nd consecutive game where #40 has recorded 10 or more tackles. In fact, Kuechly made nine straight tackles in the fourth quarter.

Here's Kuechly on what motivated him in the fourth quarter for nine straight tackles ...

"I think I started to realize what was going on with where they were trying to tackle us and what they were trying to do. They come out in sets and you figure out this is where I have to go, and then you start figuring out how you can beat blocks and get to the ball. It took a little while for me to get there, but I was able to get there and figure it out."

Kuechly's 18 tackles ups his season total to 168 with two games to play. He needs 26 tackles over the final two games of the season to break Texas Tech's Lawrence Flugence's single-season NCAA record of 193 tackles. Keep in mind Flugence had 14 games to set the record, two more than Kuechly will get this season.

At his current pace, Kuechly would finish with 201 tackles, which would set the NCAA single-season mark and break the school record for tackles in a season (183), which Kuechly set last season.

Just another day at the office for #40.

Luke Kuechly Tackle Tracker (through 10 games)

Date Opponent Solo Asst Total Avg.
9/3/2011 Northwestern 9 9 18 18.00
9/10/2011 Central Florida 12 5 17 17.50
9/17/2011 Duke 17 6 23 19.33
9/24/2011 Massachusetts 1 10 11 17.25
10/1/2011 Wake Forest 8 6 14 16.60
10/8/2011 Clemson 11 5 16 16.50
10/22/2011 Virginia Tech 3 16 19 16.86
10/29/2011 Maryland 7 5 12 16.25
11/3/2011 Florida State 12 8 20 16.67
11/12/2011 N.C. State 9 9 18 16.80
Totals   89 79 168 16.80