Stats & Info: Mike Glennon

Keys to victory: Buccaneers 22, Dolphins 19

November, 12, 2013
What were the keys to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 22-19 win over the Miami Dolphins on Monday Night Football?

Winning with defense
The Buccaneers held the Dolphins to only two rushing yards, the fewest in a game by the Dolphins in franchise history, and the fourth-fewest in a game by any team since the start of the 1990 season.

The Dolphins were hit at or behind the line of scrimmage on 12 of their 14 rushes. They only gained one yard before contact on each of their two other runs.

Miami protected quarterback Ryan Tannehill until the final drive of the game when he was sacked twice. Tannehill’s 37 times sacked are the most by any quarterback in the NFL this season.

Spreading the carries around
The Buccaneers garnered 140 rushing yards, split between Brian Leonard, Bobby Rainey and Mike James. Each had at least 20 yards before contact, the only time the Buccaneers have had three such players in a game in the last five seasons.

Did You Know?
Mike Glennon became the sixth rookie quarterback in NFL history to earn his first career win on Monday Night Football. The other five are Scott Bull (1976 San Francisco 49ers), Charlie Batch (1998 Detroit Lions), Jonathan Quinn (1998 Jacksonville Jaguars), Shaun King (1999 Buccaneers) and Blaine Gabbert (2011 Jaguars).

Meanwhile, the Dolphins have lost five straight Monday Night Football games, tied for the longest active losing streak with the Minnesota Vikings and St. Louis Rams.

NC State blitz drives upset of Seminoles

October, 9, 2012
After taking a 16-0 lead into halftime, the Florida State Seminoles allowed 17 unanswered points in the second half and lost to the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday.

The win was the first for NC State against a Top-5 opponent since 1998. That victory was also against Florida State, which was ranked No. 2 at the time.

In fact, the Seminoles have lost five of their last six games in Raleigh when they were ranked and North Carolina State was unranked. Their lone win came in 2004.

NC State picks apart Seminoles’ pass defense
Florida State’s pass defense, which allowed 128.4 pass yards per game to rank fourth in FBS entering the game, struggled after halftime.

NC State’s 218 pass yards in the second half were the most allowed by Florida State in the last two seasons.

Additionally, the Wolfpack’s 12 passing first downs matched the most Florida State has allowed after halftime since the start of 2004.

North Carolina State had the same number of passing first downs on fourth down in the second half as it had total first downs through the air before halftime.

Prior to Saturday, teams averaged fewer than 50 second-half passing yards per game against the Seminoles’ defense. And after allowing just seven receptions of 10-or-more yards over its first five second halves, the Seminoles allowed 11 against North Carolina State.

Manuel struggles against pressure
With its pass defense eroding, Florida State’s offense struggled on the other side of the ball as EJ Manuel couldn’t handle NC State’s pressure in the second half.

NC State sent five or more pass rushers at a similar rate in the second half as it did in the first half, but Manuel failed to complete a pass against the added pressure after halftime.

All four of Manuel’s sacks occurred when the Wolfpack sent a blitz, most notably his fourth-quarter sack on third-and-two with around 10 minutes to go.

Coming into the game, Manuel had been able to handle pressure. He completed 73 percent of his passes with two touchdowns and no interceptions against five or more pass rushers in the Seminoles’ first five games.

Eagles could take flight
The Seminoles face the Boston College Eagles next week. Boston College is 1-4 this season but ranks second in the ACC with 310.8 passing yards per game.

However, in their last two meetings against Florida State, the Eagles passed for a combined 208 yards. That is less than Mike Glennon passed for in the second half last week.