2012 National Leaders First Downs - Games vs. BCS Automatic Qualifying Teams through 01/07/2013

Name G Rush Pass Penalty Total Total/G
1 Georgia Tech 11 189 44 9 242 22.0
2 Oregon 10 154 101 12 267 26.7
3 Northwestern 12 148 102 17 267 22.3
4 Clemson 11 132 145 16 293 26.6
5 Wisconsin 11 131 71 10 212 19.3
6 Baylor 10 130 133 20 283 28.3
7 Nebraska 11 128 92 25 245 22.3
8 Arizona 10 123 118 33 274 27.4
9 Alabama 11 122 107 10 239 21.7
10 Syracuse 12 120 158 23 301 25.1
10 Kansas State 11 120 107 14 241 21.9
12 Florida State 11 115 124 12 251 22.8
13 Arizona State 11 113 137 18 268 24.4
13 Ohio State 9 113 59 13 185 20.6
15 Oklahoma State 11 109 147 18 274 24.9
16 Stanford 13 106 121 21 248 19.1
17 Texas A&M 9 105 133 19 257 28.6
18 UCLA 12 104 147 26 277 23.1
19 Kansas 9 103 57 15 175 19.4
20 Florida 10 102 63 13 178 17.8
21 Texas 11 101 122 16 239 21.7
22 West Virginia 11 98 152 21 271 24.6
23 Notre Dame 11 97 125 16 238 21.6
24 Georgia 11 91 123 10 224 20.4
24 Michigan 11 91 89 23 203 18.5
26 USC 12 90 136 35 261 21.8
26 California 10 90 88 21 199 19.9
28 Oklahoma 11 89 200 13 302 27.5
28 Vanderbilt 11 89 90 20 199 18.1
30 Army 4 87 13 2 102 25.5
30 Mississippi 10 87 107 16 210 21.0
32 Virginia Tech 11 86 109 11 206 18.7
33 TCU 11 85 111 14 210 19.1
33 LSU 10 85 79 13 177 17.7
35 North Carolina 9 82 123 15 220 24.4
35 Louisville 10 82 140 12 234 23.4
37 Penn State 10 80 131 22 233 23.3
37 Iowa State 10 80 95 17 192 19.2
37 Missouri 10 80 95 8 183 18.3
40 Texas Tech 10 79 149 14 242 24.2
40 Oregon State 11 79 143 23 245 22.3
42 South Carolina 10 78 99 18 195 19.5
42 Virginia 10 78 93 5 176 17.6
44 South Florida 9 77 80 22 179 19.9
45 Cincinnati 9 76 82 16 174 19.3
45 Minnesota 10 76 75 17 168 16.8
47 Utah 9 73 70 11 154 17.1
48 Purdue 10 72 99 13 184 18.4
48 Washington 10 72 92 17 181 18.1
50 Temple 9 71 59 11 141 15.7
51 Duke 10 68 132 23 223 22.3
51 Pittsburgh 10 68 121 15 204 20.4
51 Maryland 11 68 85 18 171 15.5
54 North Carolina State 11 67 156 11 234 21.3
55 Tennessee 9 66 117 11 194 21.6
55 Michigan State 10 66 98 15 179 17.9
55 Illinois 9 66 71 8 145 16.1
58 Miami (Florida) 11 64 134 25 223 20.3
59 Kentucky 9 63 61 15 139 15.4
60 Arkansas 9 62 109 18 189 21.0
61 Mississippi State 9 61 111 13 185 20.6
62 Navy 4 59 20 5 84 21.0
63 Auburn 9 57 64 4 125 13.9
64 Iowa 9 56 71 15 142 15.8
64 Wake Forest 10 56 81 12 149 14.9
66 Nevada 3 55 35 6 96 32.0
66 Colorado 9 55 85 18 158 17.6
68 Boston College 10 50 127 21 198 19.8
69 Rutgers 9 45 87 16 148 16.4
70 BYU 5 44 59 9 112 22.4
71 Indiana 8 42 102 15 159 19.9
72 Connecticut 9 37 98 12 147 16.3
73 Ball State 3 33 35 11 79 26.3
74 Washington State 9 29 130 35 194 21.6
75 Tulsa 3 27 21 8 56 18.7
75 Buffalo 3 27 22 3 52 17.3
77 Troy 2 25 35 4 64 32.0
77 Southern Mississippi 2 25 6 2 33 16.5
79 Louisiana-Monroe 3 24 54 10 88 29.3
79 Arkansas State 2 24 18 2 44 22.0
79 Toledo 2 24 16 2 42 21.0
79 Northern Illinois 3 24 20 7 51 17.0
83 Kent State 2 23 17 5 45 22.5
83 Middle Tennessee 2 23 16 4 43 21.5
85 Louisiana Tech 3 22 42 11 75 25.0
86 New Mexico 2 20 4 0 24 12.0
87 Rice 2 19 23 3 45 22.5
87 Massachusetts 4 19 27 2 48 12.0
89 Florida International 2 18 24 4 46 23.0
90 UTEP 3 17 27 5 49 16.3
91 Air Force 1 16 6 4 26 26.0
91 Fresno State 2 16 25 5 46 23.0
91 UCF 2 16 24 3 43 21.5
91 Western Michigan 3 16 32 5 53 17.7
95 Marshall 2 15 42 2 59 29.5
95 UNLV 2 15 20 9 44 22.0
95 North Texas 2 15 13 2 30 15.0
98 SMU 3 14 37 6 57 19.0
98 South Alabama 2 14 19 2 35 17.5
98 Utah State 2 14 13 2 29 14.5
101 Western Kentucky 2 13 20 3 36 18.0
101 Bowling Green 2 13 17 4 34 17.0
103 San Diego State 1 12 3 1 16 16.0
104 UAB 2 11 23 8 42 21.0
105 Central Michigan 2 10 24 4 38 19.0
105 Boise State 2 10 21 4 35 17.5
105 Louisiana-Lafayette 2 10 16 4 30 15.0
105 Eastern Michigan 2 10 11 2 23 11.5
109 Ohio 1 9 15 1 25 25.0
110 East Carolina 2 8 21 2 31 15.5
110 Florida Atlantic 2 8 12 1 21 10.5
112 Hawai'i 1 7 9 3 19 19.0
112 Texas State 1 7 8 1 16 16.0
112 Idaho 2 7 12 4 23 11.5
115 Colorado State 1 6 11 2 19 19.0
116 Akron 1 5 12 1 18 18.0
116 Miami (Ohio) 2 5 25 3 33 16.5
116 Tulane 2 5 20 8 33 16.5
116 Wyoming 1 5 8 2 15 15.0
120 New Mexico State 1 4 8 3 15 15.0
120 Houston 1 4 9 1 14 14.0
120 Memphis 1 4 5 0 9 9.0
123 San Jose State 1 2 13 0 15 15.0