Some N.C. State football numbers/records/streaks to ponder as the Wolfpack gets ready for a trip to Maryland on Saturday:
• 4-8: N.C. State's record vs. Maryland since 2000, including a 1-5 record in College Park.
The 2007 loss (37-0 in Raleigh) to Maryland kept N.C. State out of a bowl game; the 2010 loss (38-31) at Maryland kept N.C. State out of the ACC title game.
N.C. State lost all four games to Maryland during quarterback Philip Rivers' tenure (2000-03).
• 16: Consecutive road losses in the Atlantic Division by N.C. State, including an 0-13 mark under Tom O'Brien.
N.C. State hasn't won a division road game since the first year of division play, a 20-15 win at Florida State on Nov. 5, 2005.
• O'Brien is 19-23 in ACC play: 8-18 against the Atlantic Division and 11-5 against the Coastal.
So far, this season the division trend has been the opposite with a 1-0 mark against the Atlantic (FSU) and 0-1 against the Coastal (Miami).
• Since the start of the 2010 season, N.C. State's 10-1 after a loss and 9-9 after a win (not counting the gap between seasons).
• N.C. State's 3-1 against ranked ACC teams (Wins: FSU '10, Clemson '11, FSU '12; Loss: Georgia Tech '11) and 7-7 against unranked ACC teams (since the start of 2010).
• Coming off of a bye week, O'Brien's 3-2 at N.C. State, with both losses to Florida State (in '08 and '09).
In the "second half" of the season, O'Brien has gone 17-11, compared to 16-19 in the "first half."
Eight of the 16 "first half" wins are against Division I-AA teams, so that's a fairly significant improvement as the season goes on.