So, who really had the best offense in college football this season?
The term "college football" has a lot of meanings. Ostensibly, its most popular usage is as a blanket across the Football Bowl Subdivision. If, say, Baylor rolls up 618 yards per game, we're always quick to declare the Bears' offense the best in college football. While that may be true - after all, you try stopping Art Briles and company - it's not exactly a fair fight. Baylor has a lot more resources than Henderson State.
To level the playing field, we took a look at 15 major statistical categories across every division of college football, FBS to NAIA, to declare a statistical champion.
|Baylor||52.4 points per game|
|Henderson State (Ark.)||53.3|
Touchdowns Per Game
|Baylor||7 per game|
|Henderson State (Ark.)||7.17|
|Baylor||618.2 yards per game|
|Henderson State (Ark.)||576.4|
Yards Per Play
|Auburn||328.3 yards per game|
Yards Per Carry
|Western Connecticut State||6.77|
Rushing Touchdowns Per Game
|Fresno State||394.9 yards per game|
|Stephen F. Austin||389|
|Henderson State (Ark.)||428.4|
Yards Per Attempt
|Henderson State (Ark.)||10.34|
Passing Touchdowns Per Game
First Downs Per Game
|Southwest Minnesota State||27.1|
Third Down Conversions
|North Dakota State||55.38|
|Chadron State (Neb.)||51.91|
|Mount Union (Ohio)||55.79|
Red Zone Offense
|Florida State||97.26 percent|
|South Dakota School of Mines||97.67|
|Toledo||0.5 per game|
|Central Connecticut State||0.42|
At 53.3 points and 7.17 touchdowns per game, Henderson State nudges out Baylor by a razor's edge in our view. Awfully impressive work by the Reddies.