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It’s Stat-tastic

2008, By The Numbers, Part 5

As we head into the last few weeks of the regular season, it’s interesting to see where certain teams fall in some important statistical categories in the BCS.  There is a lot of information to dissect thanks to all the blood and sweat I put into this… mostly blood.  For our rabid readers, hopefully you will find most of this interesting.  After the final regular season game has been played, I’ll come back with some final numbers before we head into the conference championships and bowl season.  Because, you know, it is right around the corner.

Below you’ll see the top three teams in each category along with Ball State and Kentucky’s respective numbers and ranking.  Without any further ado:

Rushing Yards Per Game

Team Actual Rank
Nevada 319.30 1
Georgia Tech 314.90 2
Navy 286.60 3
Kentucky 191.89 22
Ball State 164.78 49

Passing Yards Per Game

Team Actual Rank
Houston 433.67 1
Texas Tech 400.44 2
Hawaii 350.33 3
Kentucky 154.00 108
Ball State 144.78 112

Third Down Conversion Percentage

Team Actual Rank
BYU 59.48% 1
Georgia Tech 52.47% 2
Texas A&M 51.49% 3
Kentucky 40.60% 54
Ball State 34.92% 95

Fourth Down Conversion Percentage

Team Actual Rank
Northern Illinois 85.71% 1
South Florida 80.00% 2
Toledo 78.57% 3
Kentucky 73.68% 10
Ball State 53.33% 49

Points per Red Zone Visit

Team Actual Rank
San Jose State 6.29 1
BYU 5.93 2
Mississippi 5.93 2
Kentucky 5.03 43
Ball State 4.29 94

Head Coach Weight

Team Actual Rank
Kansas 462.00 1
Notre Dame 323.00 2
Maryland 316.00 3
Kentucky 191.00 83
Ball State 176.00 105

Defense Rush Yards Allowed per Game

Team Actual Rank
Texas 55.33 1
Alabama 68.22 2
Ohio State 85.40 3
Ball State 157.44 79
Kentucky 188.22 102

Defense Passing Yards Allowed per Game

Team Actual Rank
Air Force 127.20 1
Florida 134.44 2
Eastern Michigan 143.00 3
Kentucky 169.89 14
Ball State 224.78 64

Defense Third Down Conversion Allowed Percentage

Team Actual Rank
Texas 23.02% 1
Mississippi 26.43% 2
Florida 26.98% 3
Ball State 37.30% 49
Kentucky 40.60% 79

Defense Fourth Down Conversion Allowed Percentage

Team Actual Rank
Buffalo 12.50% 1
Central Michigan 21.43% 2
Mid Tenn/Wyom/Duke/Houston 25.00% 3
Ball State 50.00% 53
Kentucky 52.94% 73

Defense Red Zone Points Allowed per Visit

Team Actual Rank
Mississippi 3.19 1
Penn State 3.22 2
Arkansas 3.40 3
Kentucky 4.48 42
Ball State 4.52 55

Turnovers Lost

Team Actual Rank
Cincinnati 4 1
Air Force 6 2
Oregon State 6 2
Kentucky 15 46
Ball State 22 102

Turnovers Gained

Team Actual Rank
Ohio 27 1
Texas 26 2
Iowa State 26 2
Iowa 26 2
Kentucky 15 74
Ball State 11 105

Turnover Margin

Team Actual Rank
Rutgers 2.25 1
Air Force 1.80 2
Cincinnati 1.44 3
Kentucky 0.00 61
Ball State -1.22 115

Penalties per Game

Team Actual Rank
Navy 3.90 1
Houston 4.33 2
Iowa 4.40 3
Kentucky 4.67 6
Ball State 5.56 30

Penalty Yards per Game

Team Actual Rank
Navy 33.00 1
Connecticut 33.44 2
Iowa 34.30 3
Kentucky 41.44 9
Ball State 49.11 38

Total Points Scored

Team Actual Rank
Houston 379 1
Boise State 373 2
Texas 369 3
Kentucky 244 65
Ball State 185 104

Total Points Given

Team Actual Rank
Florida 91 1
Nebraska 93 2
TCU 101 3
Kentucky 204 41
Ball State 260 84
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One Response

  1. My favorite is head coach weight. Good statistic. Lofty statistic.

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