Archive for November, 2010

Driving For Distance

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Stanford had three straight touchdown drives of 85 or more yards in the first half of its 48-14 win over California.  That gives Stanford nine touchdown drives this season of 85 or more yards, which is tied for second in the FBS.  Here are the FBS leaders this season in touchdown drives of 85 or more yards.

                     TD Drives
  Team               85+ Yards
+------------------+-----------+
  Michigan              10
  Nevada                 9
  Stanford               9
  TCU                    8
  Boise St.              7
  Michigan St.           6
  Mississippi St.        6
  Ohio St.               6
  Penn St.               6
  San Diego St.          6
  Utah                   6
 

This weekend’s games include three games between teams on this list: Boise St. vs. Nevada, Michigan vs. Ohio St., and Michigan St. vs. Penn St.  The Big 10 is obviously well-represented on the list.  Also notice that TCU and Boise State are right there next to each other like they’ve been in the BCS standings much of the season.

Getting Personal

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Last Saturday’s game between Georgia and Auburn has stayed in the spotlight due to accusations of dirty play by Auburn defensive lineman Nick Fairley and the ejection of two other Auburn defensive lineman at the end of the game.  Overall, the game was marred by twelve personal foul and unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, with the teams responsible for six apiece.

The twelve personal foul and unsportsmanlike conduct penalties tie that game with two others for the most penalties of those types in a game since 2005, which is as far back as I have individual penalty data.  For personal fouls, I’m including all varieties of personal fouls, including chop blocks, face masks, roughing the passer, etc.

Here are the games with with the most personal foul and unsportsmanlike conduct penalties since 2005.   The numbers include every personal foul penalty where a flag was thrown, even if it was offset by another penalty.  Often times, a personal foul will be called against both teams on a play and they will offset each other.   For the purpose of this list, it counts as two personal foul penalties in the game, even though no yardage was marked off by the referee and they don’t count in the game’s official penalty totals.

                                                   PF & UC
 Visit Team        Home Team         Date         Penalties
+-----------------+-----------------+------------+-----------+
 Georgia           Auburn            11/13/2010      12
 Troy              La.-Lafayette     11/28/2009      12
 Western Ky.       Bowling Green     09/29/2007      12
 Idaho             Hawaii            10/30/2010      11
 Morgan St.        Maryland          09/11/2010      11
 UAB               Florida St.       09/08/2007      11
 Virginia Tech     Florida St.       12/03/2005      11
 Ohio              Buffalo           10/29/2005      11
 Virginia          Boston College    10/08/2005      11
 Baylor            Texas A&M         11/21/2009      10
 UAB               Troy              09/19/2009      10
 Southern Miss.    SMU               11/29/2008      10
 Fla. Atlantic     La.-Monroe        10/25/2008      10
 Miami (Ohio)      Bowling Green     10/18/2008      10
 Brigham Young     TCU               10/16/2008      10
 Western Ky.       North Texas       11/24/2007      10
 Florida St.       Duke              10/14/2006      10
 Colorado          Miami (Fla.)      09/24/2005      10
 Hawaii            Michigan St.      09/10/2005      10

Individual Long Play Leaders

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Individual long play leaders are now available in the following categories:

Long Scrimmage Plays
Long Rushing Plays
Long Passing Plays
Long Receiving Plays
Long Punt Return Plays
Long Kickoff Return Plays
Long All Purpose Plays

The individual leaders are broken down nationally or by conference.  I added team long play leaders a few weeks ago.

Citing cfbstats.com

Monday, November 1st, 2010

One reason I created cfbstats.com was to provide stats that are not available on any other website.  To my knowledge, there is not another website where you can freely find statistics like Kellen Moore’s passing statistics on 1st down or which team leads the nation in the number of plays of 50 or more yards, among many others.

I would like to request that if you use stats from this website in your broadcast, website, newspaper, game notes, etc., that cfbstats.com be cited as the source of the data.  Some of the traditional college football statistics on cfbstats.com can also be obtained from other sources, so I don’t expect to be cited for that data, though it would be appreciated.  However, if you use statistics that can only be found on cfbstats.com like those I mentioned above, I would appreciate a reference to cfbstats.com as the source of the data.

When you cite this website, please refer to this website simply as cfbstats.com.  For an online reference, I would appreciate a link to the home page of cfbstats.com or a link to the page containing the specific statistic mentioned in the article.

Like anybody that creates a website, I would like as many people as possible to be aware of and use cfbstats.com.   Citing this website when you use the data helps increase the awareness.

Finally, to those college football writers, bloggers, and websites that support and regularly cite cfbstats.com, thank you very much.