Fascinating stats from week 2

Author:
Publish date:

Another week of college football action means more interesting statistical story lines.

A few interesting notes:

- Only one player, UCLA's Johnathan Franklin, is averaging over 200 yards rushing per game through the first two games. Franklin's average is sitting at 215.5 per game.

- Through two games, only two teams are averaging over 600 yards of total offense. Oklahoma State (1-1) and UCLA (2-0).

-Teams that have attempted more than 100 passes through the first two contests (Marshall, Syracuse, Houston, SMU, Akron) are winless against FBS competition and 2-8 overall.

- 14 teams have yet to reach the end zone on the ground this season (Southern Miss, Navy, Auburn, Florida Atlantic, Wyoming, UTEP, Penn State, Colorado State, Akron, Vanderbilt, Hawaii, Idao, Boise State, Tulane). Those teams are a combined 2-22, with only one of those wins coming against FBS competition. Nebraska (1-1) and Southern Alabama are the only teams in the nation without a rushing touchdown allowed.

- Air Force (1-1) and Fresno State (1-1) are the only two teams in the nation to have played two games without losing a turnover.

- Ten teams (Air Force, Arkansas State, Florida State, Louisiana Lafayette, Michigan State, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Oklahoma State, and Rutgers) have yet to allow a sack through two games.

- Central Michigan (2-0) is the only team in the country to have no penalties called on them. Central has played Southeast Missouri State and Michigan State at home so far this year.

- Louisiana Lafayette's kicker Brett Baer has made 18 consecutive field goals, going 3 for 3 on Saturday.

- Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson accounted for 426 yards of offense (208 passing and 218 rushing). As a team, the Wolverines amassed 422 total yards. How does Denard's individual total outnumber the total yardage by the team? Because of the way that stats from kneeling at the end of the game or half are officially kept.

- Houston and Louisiana Tech combined to set an NCAA record for the most plays ran in regulation (209). Houston ran 115 of those.