2012 National Leaders First Downs - Games vs. FBS (I-A) Teams Only through 01/07/2013

Name G Rush Pass Penalty Total Total/G
1 Louisiana Tech 12 139 199 40 378 31.5
2 Ball State 13 151 181 31 363 27.9
3 Baylor 12 153 166 22 341 28.4
4 Nevada 12 170 147 22 339 28.3
5 Arizona 12 146 153 39 338 28.2
6 UCLA 14 130 170 31 331 23.6
7 Oregon 12 189 124 15 328 27.3
8 Clemson 12 140 165 16 321 26.8
8 Oklahoma 12 98 210 13 321 26.8
10 Marshall 11 103 193 20 316 28.7
11 Oklahoma State 12 129 164 20 313 26.1
12 Texas A&M 11 125 164 23 312 28.4
12 Texas Tech 12 104 188 20 312 26.0
14 Louisiana-Monroe 13 94 183 32 309 23.8
15 Troy 12 112 170 25 307 25.6
16 Rice 13 147 140 19 306 23.5
17 Arizona State 12 134 149 21 304 25.3
17 Nebraska 13 159 118 27 304 23.4
19 West Virginia 12 111 168 23 302 25.2
20 Syracuse 12 120 158 23 301 25.1
20 UCF 14 145 144 12 301 21.5
22 Northern Illinois 13 152 131 17 300 23.1
23 Tulsa 13 161 115 23 299 23.0
24 Houston 12 92 175 25 292 24.3
25 Arkansas State 12 136 129 23 288 24.0
26 Ohio 12 127 134 21 282 23.5
27 Alabama 13 145 124 12 281 21.6
27 Notre Dame 13 127 137 17 281 21.6
27 Texas 13 120 144 17 281 21.6
27 USC 13 92 150 39 281 21.6
31 Fresno State 12 98 162 20 280 23.3
32 Georgia Tech 13 211 55 13 279 21.5
33 Boise State 13 112 145 20 277 21.3
34 Toledo 12 129 127 20 276 23.0
35 Florida State 12 124 137 13 274 22.8
35 BYU 12 112 143 19 274 22.8
37 Georgia 13 116 146 11 273 21.0
38 Louisville 12 100 155 17 272 22.7
39 Penn State 12 91 156 23 270 22.5
40 North Carolina 11 103 149 16 268 24.4
40 Oregon State 12 87 155 26 268 22.3
42 Northwestern 12 148 102 17 267 22.3
42 Duke 12 84 155 28 267 22.3
44 San Jose State 12 66 186 14 266 22.2
44 Stanford 14 113 129 24 266 19.0
46 Army 11 222 34 9 265 24.1
47 Air Force 12 203 44 16 263 21.9
48 Tennessee 11 85 160 17 262 23.8
48 Kansas State 12 126 119 17 262 21.8
50 Mississippi 12 124 118 18 260 21.7
50 East Carolina 12 95 146 19 260 21.7
52 Ohio State 12 156 86 15 257 21.4
53 North Carolina State 12 76 167 13 256 21.3
54 Western Michigan 11 89 143 21 253 23.0
54 Navy 12 190 53 10 253 21.1
54 Louisiana-Lafayette 12 111 124 18 253 21.1
57 San Diego State 12 135 94 22 251 20.9
58 Kent State 13 133 97 19 249 19.2
58 Michigan 13 112 113 24 249 19.2
58 Michigan State 13 94 139 16 249 19.2
61 Indiana 11 74 148 24 246 22.4
62 Wisconsin 13 145 86 14 245 18.8
63 UAB 11 85 133 26 244 22.2
63 Akron 11 68 151 25 244 22.2
65 Utah State 12 96 130 17 243 20.3
66 South Carolina 12 94 126 20 240 20.0
66 Central Michigan 12 87 134 19 240 20.0
68 Mississippi State 12 86 137 16 239 19.9
69 Western Kentucky 12 106 115 17 238 19.8
70 Florida International 12 104 111 19 234 19.5
70 South Alabama 12 89 114 31 234 19.5
72 Wyoming 11 85 126 22 233 21.2
72 UTEP 12 95 119 19 233 19.4
74 South Florida 11 101 106 25 232 21.1
74 Purdue 12 94 120 18 232 19.3
74 UNLV 12 89 117 26 232 19.3
74 SMU 12 86 130 16 232 19.3
78 Washington State 11 34 152 44 230 20.9
79 New Mexico 12 175 37 17 229 19.1
79 Iowa State 12 99 110 20 229 19.1
81 Arkansas 11 77 131 20 228 20.7
81 Miami (Ohio) 11 62 145 21 228 20.7
81 Virginia Tech 12 98 117 13 228 19.0
84 LSU 12 111 97 16 224 18.7
85 Miami (Florida) 11 64 134 25 223 20.3
85 Washington 12 88 116 19 223 18.6
87 Middle Tennessee 11 111 94 17 222 20.2
88 Cincinnati 11 100 102 19 221 20.1
88 Vanderbilt 12 99 100 22 221 18.4
88 TCU 12 90 115 16 221 18.4
91 California 11 93 103 24 220 20.0
92 Kansas 11 126 73 19 218 19.8
93 Pittsburgh 11 76 126 15 217 19.7
93 Bowling Green 12 102 100 15 217 18.1
95 Texas State 11 91 99 26 216 19.6
95 North Texas 11 90 109 17 216 19.6
97 Boston College 11 58 136 21 215 19.5
97 Southern Mississippi 12 108 87 20 215 17.9
99 Buffalo 11 92 97 25 214 19.5
99 Tulane 12 44 143 27 214 17.8
101 Minnesota 12 95 93 21 209 17.4
102 Florida 12 119 74 15 208 17.3
103 Massachusetts 12 69 119 18 206 17.2
104 Colorado State 11 80 110 15 205 18.6
104 New Mexico State 11 66 114 25 205 18.6
106 Florida Atlantic 11 68 120 15 203 18.5
106 Connecticut 12 48 140 15 203 16.9
108 Virginia 11 82 110 8 200 18.2
109 Missouri 11 86 105 8 199 18.1
109 Rutgers 12 61 117 21 199 16.6
111 Kentucky 11 73 98 21 192 17.5
112 Memphis 11 97 80 14 191 17.4
113 Eastern Michigan 11 93 80 16 189 17.2
114 Utah 11 83 89 15 187 17.0
115 Colorado 11 64 100 22 186 16.9
115 Hawai'i 11 63 102 21 186 16.9
117 Iowa 11 85 82 17 184 16.7
118 Illinois 11 83 84 11 178 16.2
119 Idaho 11 60 103 13 176 16.0
120 Wake Forest 11 71 90 13 174 15.8
121 Maryland 11 68 85 18 171 15.5
122 Temple 10 93 61 12 166 16.6
123 Auburn 11 81 77 5 163 14.8
124 UTSA 8 62 76 11 149 18.6