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3rd down offense

There are 19 teams in FBS that are 50% or better in 3rd down conversions. Only one of those 19 teams (Miami) has a losing record.

Put simply, if you are able to keep drives going you score more points...score more points = win more games. 

On the other end of the rankings, the 5 teams ranked 115-119 have a combined 4 wins.

However, team 120 (Vanderbilt) is a head scratcher. The Commodores are 3-1; but they have been winning with defense and big plays. In their lone loss, this past weekend at South Carolina, Vandy was held to 1 of 14 (7%) on 3rd down conversions. Credit Ellis Johnson's defense with that win.