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Fun With Syracuse Football Statistics - Week 10

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Do we have to do this? Yes. We have to do this.

Brett Carlsen

The Syracuse Orange dropped their sixth game in seven weeks on Saturday, falling 24-17 to the N.C. State Wolfpack. With the loss, the Orange (3-6, 1-4) must now win each of their three remaining games in order to become bowl eligible.

Here are some of SU's notable statistics from the loss:

Offense

AJ Long: 22-of-42, 307 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs; 34.6 QBR

Rushing: 37 carries, 38 yards, 0 TDs, 1 fumble lost

Total Offense: 345

Red Zone: 2 attempts, 2 TDs

Defense

Total Yards Allowed: 307

Yards Allowed Per Rush: 3.5

Red Zone: 3 attempts, 1 TD, 2 FGs

Turnovers: None.

Special Teams

Net Punting: 39.2 yard AVG (9 punts, 353 yards)

Kickoff Returns: N/A

Kick Return Defense: 12.3 yard AVG (3 returns, 37 yards)

Punt Returns: 8.8 yard AVG (4 returns, 35 yards)

Punt Return Defense: 5.0 yard AVG (2 returns, 10 yards)

Field Goals: 1 attempt, 1 FG (50 yards)

Time of Possession

Orange Possession: 28:42

Wolfpack Possession: 31:18

Other Stats

Third Down Efficiency: 6-of-16

Third Down Defense: 4-of-16

Penalties: 6 for 61 yards

To sum it up: In many ways, Syracuse outplayed N.C. State on Saturday. It was turnovers that ultimately doomed the Orange. But we already knew that.

Now, where do the Orange rank in the major statistical categories among all FBS teams? Let's check it out:

Offense

Passing Offense: 209.9 YPG (T-82nd)

Rushing Offense: 161.7 YPG (62nd)

Total Offense: 371.6 YPG (93rd)

Red Zone Offense: 29 attempts, 11 TDs, 13 FGs, .828 PCT (69th)

Scoring Offense: 20.1 PPG (108th)

Defense

Passing Defense: 223.2 YPG (56th)

Rushing Defense: 130.6 YPG (30th)

Total Defense: 353.8 YPG (38th)

Red Zone Defense: 31 attempts, 15 TDs, 10 FGs, .806 PCT (T-45th)

Scoring Defense: 23.0 PPG (T-42nd)

Special Teams

Net Punting: 36.75 yard AVG (79th)

Kickoff Returns: 18.68 yard AVG (109th)

Punt Returns: 8.0 yard AVG (63rd)

Kickoff Return Defense: 18.24 yard AVG (21st)

Punt Return Defense: 12.13 yard AVG (116th)

Third Down

3rd Down Conversion PCT: .360 (98th)

3rd Down Conversion PCT Defense: .397 (73rd)

Penalties

Penalties Per Game: 7.22 (100th)

Total Penalties: 65 (104th)

Penalty Yards Per Game: 57.78 (78th)

Total Penalty Yards: 520 (89th)

Turnovers

Turnovers Gained: 17 (T-27th)

Turnovers Lost: 14 (T-58th)

Turnover Margin: +3 (T-40th)