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NC State 24, Boston College 8: By The Numbers

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The by-the-numbers breakdown of the Eagles' loss to the Wolfpack on Saturday at The Heights.

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257. The number of passing yards by John Fadule. It was the first time a BC quarterback threw for over 200 yards since Chase Rettig threw for 285 yards against Villanova to open up the 2013 season - the first game of Steve Addazio's BC tenure. It was the first time BC had a QB throw for over 200 yards against an FBS opponent since Rettig went for 247 yards against Notre Dame on November 10, 2012 - a span that fell short of two calendar years by exactly three days.

37. The number of passing attempts by Fadule. It was the first time BC attempted more than 30 passing attempts since that Villanova game, and it's the most passing plays called by a Steve Addazio-coached football team.

23. Fadule's completions. Fadule completed as many passes as had been attempted at most against an FBS opponent this year. BC went 7-23 against Clemson in a 34-17 defeat, the highest amount of passing totals all season long. The 23 completions were also the most completed passing attempts by BC since Chase Rettig completed the same amount against Villanova to open the 2013 season. It was the most completions against an FBS team since that same Notre Dame listed above.

6. The number of games in a row, including Saturday's loss, that BC's attempted 20 or more passing attempts. The Eagles, as a team, attempted 21 against Duke, 20 against Wake Forest, 23 against Clemson, 22 against Louisville, and 21 against Virginia Tech. This was the first time all year BC completed 10 passes against an FBS opponent, having previously gone 14-25 against Maine and 12-15 against Howard.

3. Consecutive games where BC has failed to rush for 100 yards. The Eagles running game fell of a cliff following the Clemson game, where they amassed 159 yards on 38 carries. Since, they've gained -14 yards (Louisville), 75 yards (Virginia Tech), and 28 yards (NC State). It should be noted that Tyler Rouse gained 48 yards on seven carries, including 22 yards on his long rush, but John Fadule, Sherman Alston, and Elijah Robinson combined for -25 yards.

4.5. The average yards per carry in the first seven games of the season, including a 3.74 yards per carry average against solely FBS opponents.

0.8. The average yards per carry over the last three games of the season, including a 0.8 average against NC State on Saturday. BC averaged -0.5 against Louisville and 2.1 against Virginia Tech.

285. The total number of yards by the entire BC offense, good enough for fifth best during the season and third best against FBS opponents. BC has had only two 300-yard offensive outputs this season against FBS opponents, coming in consecutive weeks against Northern Illinois and Duke. Conversely, they've also only failed to gain 200 yards twice, one of which was against Florida State and the other which was against Louisville.

351. The total number of yards amassed by NC State. It was the third time in the last four games that the defense was beaten for 350 or more yards (365 against Louisville and 534 against Clemson). It's also the third time all season an opponent's gone over 300 yards.

212. The total number of passing yards by the Wolfpack against the Eagle defense. It's also the third time in the last four games where the BC defense, which allowed less than 100 yards in all games prior to Clemson, has been beaten for the 200-yard mark.

139. The amount of rushing yards by the Wolfpack offense, a season high allowed by BC. Again - it's the third time in the last four games where BC's allowed an opponent over the century mark rushing, and it bested the Louisville Cardinals by four yards for the season high.

7. The amount of catches by David Dudeck on Saturday. That matches his entire season total in the first nine games, and it makes him the leading receiver in terms of catches on the BC season. His seven catches were equal to the same amount of catches all season by Elijah Robinson and Sherm Alston, and it was one less than Charlie Callinan's catches this year. It was two short of Bobby Wolford's season total, and it was three short of Thadd Smith's season total.

81. The amount of yards receiving by Dudeck on Saturday. His 81 yards of receiving on Saturday alone was better than all but three season-long outputs by the Eagles entering the game. Tyler Rouse entered the NC State game with five catches for 124 yards; Smith had 10 catches for 198 yards; and Callinan had 8 catches for 148 yards. Obviously, those numbers will be updated following the NC State game somewhat, although BC has approximately a handful of players with 100-yards receiving on the season.

10. The amount of tackles for loss by the BC defense, the fifth such total this season and eighth since the start of the last season.