2012 National Leaders Opponent First Downs - All Games through 01/07/2013

Name G Rush Pass Penalty Total Total/G
1 Illinois 12 133 89 13 235 19.6
2 Hawai'i 12 119 92 22 233 19.4
3 Fresno State 13 110 95 24 229 17.6
4 Florida Atlantic 12 117 98 21 236 19.7
5 Boise State 13 108 99 18 225 17.3
5 Arizona State 13 129 99 19 247 19.0
5 Army 12 141 99 11 251 20.9
8 Michigan State 13 63 101 26 190 14.6
8 Michigan 13 116 101 20 237 18.2
10 Florida State 14 81 102 20 203 14.5
11 Bowling Green 13 75 104 18 197 15.2
11 Georgia 14 143 104 20 267 19.1
13 South Carolina 13 109 105 17 231 17.8
14 BYU 13 63 106 22 191 14.7
15 Nebraska 14 116 107 30 253 18.1
15 Louisville 13 108 107 22 237 18.2
17 Temple 11 110 108 19 237 21.5
18 Minnesota 13 114 109 24 247 19.0
19 Texas Tech 13 133 111 19 263 20.2
19 Texas 13 139 111 18 268 20.6
19 Eastern Michigan 12 146 111 20 277 23.1
22 Connecticut 12 69 112 13 194 16.2
22 Maryland 12 87 112 13 212 17.7
24 Virginia Tech 13 92 113 27 232 17.8
24 Vanderbilt 13 107 113 16 236 18.2
24 Washington 13 98 113 28 239 18.4
27 Virginia 12 90 114 19 223 18.6
28 Alabama 14 63 115 14 192 13.7
29 Utah State 13 90 116 34 240 18.5
29 Southern Mississippi 12 132 116 18 266 22.2
31 Penn State 12 84 118 18 220 18.3
31 North Carolina State 13 111 118 19 248 19.1
33 Buffalo 12 93 119 17 229 19.1
34 Florida 13 74 120 32 226 17.4
34 Oklahoma 13 112 120 19 251 19.3
34 Colorado State 12 130 120 25 275 22.9
37 Auburn 12 120 121 22 263 21.9
37 UNLV 13 148 121 27 296 22.8
39 Ohio State 12 67 122 30 219 18.3
39 South Alabama 13 106 122 33 261 20.1
41 Rutgers 13 83 123 22 228 17.5
41 Oregon State 13 97 123 23 243 18.7
41 Western Kentucky 13 103 123 29 255 19.6
41 Iowa 12 97 123 17 237 19.8
41 North Texas 12 102 123 24 249 20.8
41 Duke 13 139 123 14 276 21.2
47 TCU 13 77 124 20 221 17.0
47 Tulsa 14 101 124 22 247 17.6
47 Utah 12 84 124 27 235 19.6
47 Rice 13 124 124 18 266 20.5
47 Navy 13 157 124 10 291 22.4
52 Clemson 13 99 125 21 245 18.8
52 Pittsburgh 13 99 125 24 248 19.1
52 Purdue 13 127 125 22 274 21.1
52 UTEP 12 127 125 16 268 22.3
56 LSU 13 81 126 33 240 18.5
56 Troy 12 110 126 21 257 21.4
58 Kentucky 12 122 127 20 269 22.4
59 San Jose State 13 84 128 17 229 17.6
59 Mississippi State 13 134 128 16 278 21.4
59 UAB 12 112 128 19 259 21.6
59 New Mexico State 12 127 128 17 272 22.7
59 Indiana 12 140 128 20 288 24.0
64 Wisconsin 14 90 129 15 234 16.7
64 Boston College 12 143 129 8 280 23.3
66 Florida International 12 95 130 18 243 20.3
67 Notre Dame 13 74 131 16 221 17.0
67 North Carolina 12 99 131 20 250 20.8
67 Air Force 13 132 131 8 271 20.8
67 Akron 12 137 131 27 295 24.6
67 Tulane 12 144 131 24 299 24.9
72 Memphis 12 99 132 35 266 22.2
73 Western Michigan 12 98 133 19 250 20.8
74 Syracuse 13 96 135 20 251 19.3
74 Arkansas State 13 112 135 19 266 20.5
74 Oregon 13 111 135 30 276 21.2
74 Massachusetts 12 130 135 17 282 23.5
78 UTSA 10 66 136 26 228 22.8
79 Missouri 12 91 137 17 245 20.4
80 Mississippi 13 97 138 16 251 19.3
80 Wyoming 12 139 138 19 296 24.7
82 Miami (Ohio) 12 142 139 15 296 24.7
83 UCF 14 133 140 19 292 20.9
83 San Diego State 13 109 140 25 274 21.1
83 UCLA 14 117 140 44 301 21.5
83 USC 13 131 140 23 294 22.6
83 Middle Tennessee 12 129 140 11 280 23.3
88 Central Michigan 13 131 141 14 286 22.0
88 Texas State 12 145 141 23 309 25.8
88 Miami (Florida) 12 142 141 31 314 26.2
91 South Florida 12 102 142 20 264 22.0
92 Stanford 14 86 144 24 254 18.1
92 Georgia Tech 14 111 144 15 270 19.3
92 Ohio 13 111 144 22 277 21.3
92 Louisiana-Monroe 13 116 144 19 279 21.5
96 Texas A&M 13 105 145 23 273 21.0
96 Northern Illinois 14 140 145 28 313 22.4
96 Washington State 12 111 145 18 274 22.8
99 Wake Forest 12 99 146 12 257 21.4
99 Idaho 12 108 146 26 280 23.3
101 Colorado 12 127 147 17 291 24.3
101 Nevada 13 142 147 30 319 24.5
101 California 12 114 147 37 298 24.8
104 Tennessee 12 101 149 18 268 22.3
104 Kansas 12 121 149 9 279 23.3
106 Louisiana-Lafayette 13 111 151 25 287 22.1
107 Cincinnati 13 98 153 17 268 20.6
107 Kansas State 13 104 153 14 271 20.8
107 Ball State 13 138 153 23 314 24.2
107 Marshall 12 123 153 30 306 25.5
111 East Carolina 13 118 154 19 291 22.4
112 Arkansas 12 86 155 16 257 21.4
113 Iowa State 13 119 156 20 295 22.7
114 Northwestern 13 97 158 20 275 21.2
114 New Mexico 13 110 158 16 284 21.8
116 Houston 12 132 160 23 315 26.3
117 West Virginia 13 123 163 17 303 23.3
118 Oklahoma State 13 116 164 25 305 23.5
119 Toledo 13 108 169 31 308 23.7
119 Arizona 13 146 169 24 339 26.1
121 Louisiana Tech 12 109 172 30 311 25.9
122 SMU 13 82 173 14 269 20.7
123 Kent State 14 103 182 18 303 21.6
124 Baylor 13 132 191 21 344 26.5