So, who really had the best offense in college football this season?

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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.

Scoring Offense

Baylor 

52.4 points per game 

Eastern Illinois 

48.2

Henderson State (Ark.) 

53.3

Linfield (Ore.) 

48.8

Southern Oregon 

47.2

Touchdowns Per Game

Baylor 

7 per game 

Eastern Illinois 

6.79 

Henderson State (Ark.) 

7.17 

Heidelberg (Ohio) 

6.7 

Southern Oregon 

6.36 

Total Offense

Baylor 

618.2 yards per game

Eastern Illinois 

589.5

Henderson State (Ark.) 

576.4

Huntindgon (Ind.) 

585.8

Southern Oregon 

588.2

Yards Per Play

Florida State 

7.67 

Eastern Washington 

7.72 

West Alabama

7.65 

Heidelberg (Ohio)

7.52

Morningside (Iowa)

6.9 

Rushing Offense

Auburn 

328.3 yards per game 

Georgia Southern* 

360.4

Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) 

370.9

Maine Maritime

372.6

Cumberlands (Ky.)

355.6

* Georgia Southern was a reclassifying program between FCS and FBS. Officially, Cal Poly led FCS with 309.1 rushing yards per game

Yards Per Carry

Ohio State 

6.8 

Georgia Southern*

6.33 

Bloomsburg (Pa.)

6.65 

Western Connecticut State 

6.77

Cumberlands (Ky.)

6.41 

* Officially, Portland State led FCS with 5.97 yards per carry.

Rushing Touchdowns Per Game

Navy 

3.85 

Georgia Southern* 

Harding (Ark.)

4.72 

Maine Maritime 

4.6 

Cumberlands (Ky.)

4.36 

* Officially, Towson led FCS with 3.44 per game. 

Passing Offense

Fresno State 

394.9 yards per game 

Stephen F. Austin 

389 

Henderson State (Ark.) 

428.4 

LaGrange (Ga.) 

357.6

Southern Oregon

406 

Passing Efficiency

Florida State 

174.7 

Eastern Washington

182.55 

West Alabama

182.87 

Chapman (Calif.)

185.09

Morningside (Iowa) 

180.7

Yards Per Attempt

Baylor 

10.42 

Eastern Washington 

10.19 

Henderson State (Ark.) 

10.34

Huntingdon (Ind.)

10.17 

Morningside (Iowa)

9.66 

Passing Touchdowns Per Game

Fresno State 

3.85 

Eastern Illinois 

3.93 

Merrimack (Mass.) 

4.36 

Franklin (Ind.)

3.67 

Southern Oregon 

4.36 

First Downs Per Game

Baylor 

28.6 

Eastern Illinois 

28.2 

Southwest Minnesota State

27.1 

Wittenberg (Ohio)

26.4

Southern Oregon

31.2

Third Down Conversions

LSU 

57.14 percent 

North Dakota State 

55.38 

Chadron State (Neb.) 

51.91

Mount Union (Ohio) 

55.79 

Cumberlands (Ky.)

53.17 

Red Zone Offense

Florida State 

97.26 percent 

Mercer

91.84 

South Dakota School of Mines 

97.67 

Chapman (Calif.)

95.65

N/A

 

Sacks Allowed

Toledo

0.5 per game 

Central Connecticut State 

0.42 

Harding (Ark.)

0.27 

Maryville (Tenn.)

0.27 

Kansas Wesleyan

0.81 

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.