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

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