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With two games left, Wolfpack still has a chance for 10 wins

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N.C. State was sluggish for three quarters but ultimately ran past North Carolina, 34-28, in overtime Saturday at Kenan Stadium.

The win sets the Wolfpack up for some potential milestones and a favorable bowl destination in its final two games of the season. N.C State concludes the regular-season slate with a in-state showdown against East Carolina at home. The opening kickoff for Saturday’s game is set for noon. 

The victory over the Tar Heels moved the Wolfpack to 8-3 overall while N.C. State finished with a 5-3 mark in ACC play. The Wolfpack has a chance to reach 10 wins for just the second time in program history. Chuck Amato led N.C. State to an 11-3 mark in the 2002 season, which included a victory over Notre Dame in the Gator Bowl on New Year’s Day in 2003.

With the regular season in its waning days, here is a look at N.C. State by the numbers. 

17 — Number of combined overall wins N.C State has in the 2017 and 2018 seasons with two games remaining. 

1 — Number of schools in the ACC with more overall victories than N.C. State during that span (Clemson).

11 — Number of ACC wins for N.C. State in the 2017 and 2018 seasons. 

2 — Number of ACC schools other than N.C State that have won at least 11 league games combined over the past two seasons (Clemson-15, Miami-11).

5 — Number of consecutive bowl games N.C. State will have played in after this season (2014-2018).

7 — Most consecutive seasons N.C. State has reached a bowl game in program history (1988-1994). 

47 — The amount of passing yards Ryan Finley needs to reach 10,000 for his N.C. State career. 

1 — Number of N.C State quarterbacks who have passed for at least 10,000 yards (Philip Rivers — 13,484).

620 — The amount of passing yards Ryan Finley needs in his final two games to reach 4,000 for the season. 

2 — Number of quarterbacks that have thrown for at least 4,000 yards in a season (Philip Rivers with 4,491 yards in 2003, Mike Glennon with 4,031 in 2012). 

1,119 — Total receiving yards Kelvin Harmon has in 2018 through 11 games. 

3 — Number of NC State players with more receiving yards in a season than Kelvin Harmon’s 2018 total (Torry Holt with 1,604 yards in 1998, Jerricho Cotchery 1,369 in 2003 and 1,192 in 2002).

2,598 — Number of career receiving yards Kelvin Harmon has with two games remaining in his junior season. 

2 — Total number of N.C. State players with more career receiving yards than Kelvin Harmon (Holt with 3.,379 and Cotchery with 3,119)

10 — Number of touchdowns Reggie Gallaspy had this season prior to N.C. State’s win at North Carolina. 

15 — Number of touchdowns Gallaspy currently has in the 2018 season (second most in ACC, fifth most in nation).

5 — Most rushing touchdowns ever scored in a game by a N.C. State player (Stan Fritts in 1972 versus Wake Forest, T.A. McLendon in 2002 versus Texas Tech, Reggie Gallaspy in 2018 versus North Carolina).

7 — Earle Edwards has the record for most wins in Chapel Hill by a NC State head coach (1956-1958, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1968).

3 — Number of times Dave Doeren has coached at Kenan Stadium.

3 — Number of wins Dave Doeren has at Kenan Stadium.

3 — Number of N.C. State head coaches that have beat North Carolina three consecutive times in Chapel Hill (Earle Edwards in 1956-1958, Dick Sheridan in 1988, 1990, 1992 and Dave Doeren in 2014, 2016, 2018).

29 — Number of times N.C. State has played East Carolina in football. 

16 — Number of wins the Wolfpack has over the Pirates.

3 — Number of consecutive losses N.C. State has to East Carolina. 

2008 — Last season N.C. State beat East Carolina (a 30-24 overtime win in Raleigh). 

8 — Number of wins N.C. State has in 2018.

2 — Number of games the Wolfpack has remaining in 2018 (including an upcoming bowl appearance). 

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