The Scoop on Stats - Week 11
As we inch closer to the end of the season, a number of NCAA records become more and more in danger of falling.
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- Oregon continues on its record-shattering pace. The Ducks scored 59 points in their win over California, upping their season average to 54.8 points per game, just 1.2 points per game behind the 56.0 ppg averaged by Army in 1944.
- Oregon remains well on pace to break the NCAA total scoring records, set by Texas in 2005 with 652 points in a 13-game season and by Oklahoma in 2008 with 714 points in a 14-game season.
- The Ducks need to score 24 more touchdowns to break the NCAA single-season touchdown record of 99 set by Oklahoma in 2008.
- Oregon has already broken one NCAA record as Saturday night marked their 13th straight game scoring 40 points or more.
- The biggest disparity between opponents' scoring offense and scoring defense averages this season will take place on Saturday when Utah State visits Louisiana Tech. Utah State ranks sixth nationally with a defensive scoring average of 13.5 points per game, facing off with Louisiana Tech's second-ranked scoring offense average of 53.4 points per game. That's a difference of 39.9 points per game.
- Per ESPN Stats & Information, Tennessee is the first team in SEC history to allow 38 points or more in six consecutive games.
- Courtesy of the Dallas Morning News' Chuck Carlton: From the 10 quarters from the Oklahoma game through the first half against Kansas, the Texas defense allowed 127 points and 1,482 yards. In the 10 quarters since, Texas has surrendered 32 points and 793 yards.
- Fresno State is the only FBS team to have players ranked among the top 10 nationally in passing yards (Derek Carr, 3,290 yards), rushing yards (Robbie Rouse, 1,362 yards) and receiving yards (Davante Adams, 1,027 yards).
- The top 11 FBS teams in turnover margin (all with an average margin of 1.2 or greater) have a combined record of 93-17 this season.
- Auburn has only intercepted one pass this season.
- Louisiana Tech quarterback Colby Cameron set an FBS record on Saturday by throwing 419 consecutive passes (and counting) without an interception.
- Abilene Christian became just the third program in college football history (following Hawaii and Houston) to produce three consecutive 12,000-yard passers.
- Wisconsin ran for 564 yards on Saturday in its 62-14 win over Indiana, more yards than Tulane and Washington State have run for all season.
- Tulane and Washington State have averaged less than two yards per carry this season. No FBS team has rushed for less than 2 ypc since Temple averaged 1.87 yards per rush in 2006.
- Rutgers is threatening to accomplish something no FBS team has done in more than a decade. The Scarlet Knights average 30.4 yards per kickoff return, which would make them the first FBS team since Hawaii in 2001 to hit the 30-yard barrier. Rutgers is currently ahead of Florida State's NCAA record average of 30.33 yards per return, but the Scarlet Knights' 10 returns falls well short of the minimum 25.
- The Denver Broncos lead the NFL in sacks (31) and are tied at the top of the league for sacks allowed with just 11 on the year.