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Pack secondary continues takeaway trend

NC State entered Saturday's game against rival North Carolina ranked second nationally with 16 interceptions.

The Wolfpack ended the weekend leading the nation with 19.

Earl Wolff, David Amerson and Darryl Cato-Bishop all picked off passes in the 13-0 win against the Heels. The 19 interceptions are the most since 19 in 1998. For Amerson, it was his ninth interception of the season and moved him into a tie for second-place in ACC history in that category, tying 2010 national leader Jayron Hosley of Virginia Tech. Amerson is just two shy of tying the single-season league mark set by UNC’s Dre Bly in 1996.

This past weekend, Amerson broke the school record for most interceptions in a season, set by Art Rooney in both 1937 and 1938.

Heading into Saturday's game at Boston College, the turnover margin will be one of the most glaring differences between the teams. The Eagles are tied for No. 106 in the country, and NC State is No. 10.