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All stat categories broken down by game location, game result, playing surface, opponent, and month. Split statistics are provided by team and player.

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Rushing, passing, and receiving broken down by half, quarter, down and distance, field position, and score. Situational statistics are provided by team and player.

Leader Boards

Sortable national and conference leaders for teams and players, for all games and by split statistics.

Biggest Comeback Victories

November 17th, 2008

LSU’s rally from a 28-point deficit to beat Troy on Saturday was the 3rd-biggest comeback victory since the 2005 season. Troy led 24-3 at the half and extended the lead to 31-3 with 11:13 left in the 3rd quarter. From then on, LSU scored 37 unanswered points to pull out the improbable win.

The largest comeback victories since the 2005 season:

Comeback Team Opponent Date Deficit Deficit Score Final Score
Michigan St. Northwestern 10/21/2006 35 38-3 9:54 3rd 41-38
Texas Tech Minnesota 12/29/2006 31 38-7 7:47 3rd 44-41 (OT)
LSU Troy 11/15/2008 28 31-3 11:13 3rd 40-31
Arkansas St. Memphis 09/27/2007 25 31-6 1:01 3rd 35-31
Northwestern St. La.-Monroe 09/01/2005 23 23-0 1:48 2nd 27-23
UCLA Northwestern 12/30/2005 22 22-0 4:21 1st 50-38
Ball State Eastern Mich. 11/12/2005 22 22-0 12:55 3rd 26-25

There have been eighteen comeback victories of 21 points since 2005, most recently by Florida Atlantic against Louisiana-Monroe on 10/25/2008.

Michigan State’s 35-point comeback against Northwestern is the biggest comeback victory in FBS (Division I-A) history. Texas Tech’s 31-point comeback against Minnesota in the 2006 Insight Bowl is the biggest comeback victory in FBS (Division I-A) bowl history.

Week 12 Statistics Available

November 17th, 2008

The statistics through week 12 of the 2008 season (through 11/15/2008) are now available.

The New Clock Rules – Week 11

November 13th, 2008

This week’s look at the impact of the new 40-second clock rule is available at The Wiz Of Odds.

Be sure to check out more work by The Wiz, Jay Christensen, over at Fan Nation.

Rivals.com – Inside the numbers: Passing is the way to go

November 13th, 2008

Mike Huguenin of Rivals.com has posted his latest Inside the Numbers column.

Week 11 Statistics Available

November 10th, 2008

The statistics through week 11 of the 2008 season (through 11/08/2008) are now available.

Starting a Drive on the Doorstep

November 6th, 2008

In California’s 26-16 win over Oregon, two of Cal’s touchdowns were set up by turnovers that started the drives inside Oregon’s ten yard line. Given the rainy weather conditions, having such short touchdown drives was key to the Bears’ victory.

In Florida’s 49-10 rout of Georgia, one of Florida’s 3rd-quarter drives that helped blow the game open started at Georgia’s one yard line, and another started at Georgia’s ten yard line. Both drives were set up by Georgia turnovers.

So far this season, eleven teams have started two drives inside the opponent’s ten yard line during a game, and they are 10-1 in those games. On drives that start from the opponent’s ten yard line to the one yard line, teams score a touchdown 81.8% of the time, and kick a field goal 10.7% of the time.

A breakdown of drive outcomes in 2008 based on the starting field position of the drive:

Drive Start (Yard Line) #Drives TD% FG% Punt% Missed FG% TO% Other%
Own 1 to 9 895 12.1 3.9 53.3 2.2 13.2 15.3
Own 10 to 19 1812 15.9 6.0 48.6 2.4 14.4 12.7
Own 20 to 29 4997 19.4 6.2 46.7 2.4 15.0 10.2
Own 30 to 39 2677 24.9 8.4 36.9 4.3 14.3 11.3
Own 40 to 49 1602 31.7 9.7 29.8 5.1 11.4 12.4
50 to Opp. 41 831 32.3 14.7 22.4 5.5 11.2 14.0
Opp. 40 to 31 499 39.3 16.4 8.8 9.0 10.2 16.2
Opp. 30 to 21 404 42.8 27.7 2.2 9.2 8.2 9.9
Opp. 20 to 11 228 56.1 21.9 0.4 4.8 8.3 8.3
Opp. 10 to 1 121 81.8 10.7 0.0 0.8 2.5 4.1
               
All Drives 14066 24.2 8.6 38.3 3.7 13.5 11.7

The TO% column includes turnovers: interceptions and fumbles lost. The Other% column includes drives that ended on downs, by safety, and by the end of the half.

The New Clock Rules – Week 10

November 6th, 2008

This week’s look at the impact of the new 40-second clock rule is available at The Wiz Of Odds.

Be sure to check out more work by The Wiz, Jay Christensen, over at Fan Nation.

Rivals.com – Inside the numbers: Big offense, big defense

November 5th, 2008

Mike Huguenin of Rivals.com has posted his latest Inside the Numbers column.

Interceptions Returned for Touchdown

November 3rd, 2008

Jarrett Lee of LSU threw an interception last Saturday that was returned for a touchdown by Tulane’s Travis Burks. That makes three Lee interceptions returned for touchdown in the last two weeks. Georgia’s Darryl Gamble returned two of Lee’s passes for touchdown the previous week.

In eight games this season, Lee has thrown ten interceptions and five of them have been returned for a touchdown, which leads the nation. Four quarterbacks are tied for second this season with three interceptions returned for touchdown.

Players with the most total interceptions returned for touchdown since 2005 (* denotes active players):

Player Team Pass Att. Pass Int. Ret. for TD
Leon Jackson III Utah State 610 17 7
*Rudy Carpenter Arizona State 1196 33 6
*Jarrett Lee LSU 189 10 5
*Nathan Enderle Idaho 580 30 5
Clint Marks Middle Tennessee 581 16 5
*Karsten Sween Wyoming 640 31 5
Sam Hollenbach Maryland 643 26 5
*Justin Willis SMU 684 24 5
*Giovanni Vizza North Texas 775 31 5
Martin Hankins Memphis 805 25 5
*Colt McCoy Texas 1018 30 5
Bret Meyer Iowa State 1125 35 5
Matt Ryan Boston College 1275 34 5
*Chase Holbrook New Mexico State 1393 38 5
*Graham Harrell Texas Tech 1798 30 5

Lee has some good company on this list, including Heisman contenders Colt McCoy and Graham Harrell, and first-round NFL draft pick Matt Ryan. But those three players each have over 1000 pass attempts during this timeframe while Lee has only 189. In fact, the player on the list with the 2nd-fewest pass attempts (Enderle – 580) has over three times as many attempts as Lee. Senior Rudy Carpenter of Arizona State is the active FBS leader with six interceptions returned for touchdown.

200-Yard Rushing Games by QBs

November 3rd, 2008

When Mike Kafka of Northwestern rushed for 217 yards in the Wildcats’ 24-17 win against Minnesota, he became the fourth quarterback this season to rush for 200 yards in a game. That’s the most 200-yard rushing games by quarterbacks in a season since there were four in 2005, and that’s more than the 2006 and 2007 seasons combined (two).

The eleven 200-yard rushing games by a quarterback since 2004:

Quarterback Team Date Rush Yards Pass Yards
Vince Young Texas 10/29/2005 267 239
Pat White West Virginia 10/14/2006 247 99
Brad Smith Missouri 10/22/2005 246 234
Colin Kaepernick Nevada 09/27/2008 240 176
Ricky Dobbs Navy 10/25/2008 224 0
Joshua Cribbs Kent State 10/30/2004 223 150
Pat White West Virginia 11/16/2006 220 204
Pat White West Virginia 11/24/2005 220 41
Robert Griffin Baylor 09/12/2008 217 129
Mike Kafka Northwestern 11/01/2008 217 143
Vince Young Texas 01/04/2006 200 267

Pat White of West Virginia has had three 200-yard rushing games in his career, but none since 2006. Vince Young of Texas had two 200-yard rushing games in 2005, including the BCS championship game against USC on January 4, 2006. White, Young, and Brad Smith of Missouri are three of only eight players in FBS/D1-A history to both rush for 200 yards and pass for 200 yards in a game.