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2 — Times Kentucky and NC State have met on the football field. NC State won the first meeting 15-6 back in 1909. The Wildcats won the most recent meeting 27-2 in 1970.

3 — Defensive touchdowns by the Wildcats in 2020, the sixth-most in the nation.

4 — Consecutive games won by NC State to end the season, their longest season-ending win streak since 2008, winning each game by an average of 8.5 points per game.

4.3 — Points the Wolfpack are projected to win by according to ESPN’s SP+ rankings. The four-letter network’s other metric, FPI, believes UK will win, giving Kentucky a 56.5% chance to win.

5 — Straight bowl games UK has played in under Mark Stoops, the most ever by one Kentucky head coach. The Wildcats are seeking their third straight bowl win.

6.87 — Average yards per carry by Chris Rodriguez, the best in the SEC by eligible rushers.

10.8 — Tackles per game by NC State linebacker Payton Wilson, the most in the ACC. He will not play in today’s game against the Wildcats.

18 — Where UK’s red zone defense ranks nationally. They allow scores on only 75% of opponent trips inside the 20-yard line, the best mark in the SEC.

45.76 — Yards per punt by Max Duffy, the Australian sensation who is playing in his last game as a Wildcat.

68.7 — Completion percentage by NC State quarterback Bailey Hockman over his last four games, throwing for four scores and only one interception over that season-ending stretch.

81.8 — Percentage of kicks Matt Ruffolo haw made this year, banging 9-of-11 attempts through the uprights.

85 — Tackles for loss this season by NC State, good enough to rank seventh nationally.

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Article written by Nick Roush

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