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

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