All the stats you need to know going into Week 6
With four or five games in the books at this point, we uncovered some stats that are going to boggle your mind.
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- Baylor is the only FBS team that has yet to have a 3 and out this season. They're also averaging nearly 10 yards per snap (first nationally).
- USC has had two head coaches in a single season just once. The last time it happened was the first year of the program...back in 1888! (H/T Coy Wire)
- Cal's first four possessions against Oregon on Saturday ended in fumbles.
- Houston leads the country in turnover margin at +2.75 per game.
- The highest scoring team in the country last weekend was Mount Union, who scored 84 points against Marietta in D-III action. The only other school to hit the 80 point mark was Franklin (D-III - IN) who scored 80 on Earlham (D-III - IN).
- In what might be the highest major statistical jump in the country, Baylor has jumped from 113th in the country (37.2 ppg) in scoring defense, to second nationally (7.7 ppg)
- Houston and Boise State are the only teams in the country allowing negative punt return yardage.
- Oregon, Clemson and New Mexico are the only teams in the country yet to throw a pick. All have four games under their belt.
- Through five games Texas A&M has had 102 plays go over 10 yards. On the flip side, Florida International has had 15 plays go over 10 yards in their four contests.
- Since 2010, Alabama is 4-5 in the regular season against SEC teams that finished the season ranked.
- As recently as 2006, only two teams averaged 200 rushing and passing yards per game. Through five weeks this season, 34 teams are matching those numbers (H/T Paul Myerberg)
- This time last week there were 10 teams that had converted each red zone trip into points. Today, there are six: Maryland, Penn State, Rice, Iowa State, Connecticut and Colorado.
- As we detailed earlier today, one week after compiling 465 yards of total offense against Nebraska, South Dakota State was limited to 124 yards in a 20-0 loss to North Dakota State.