We’re only two weeks through the 2015 college football season, a few steps into a long journey. Context is impossible at this point. But with that point acknowledged, why not have some fun with while the season is still fresh and the numbers are still wacky?
Here are 15 funky stats through two weeks of this young season. Got any worthy of inclusion? Tweet them to me @zach_barnett.
1. Georgia Tech currently leads the nation in yards per pass and rush. The Yellow Jackets have completed 12-of-15 passes for 209 yards, with four touchdowns and no picks, good for 13.9 yards per pass – a full two yards ahead of No. 2 Memphis. Georgia Tech has also rushed 108 times for 915 yards for 15 touchdowns – 8.47 yards per carry, more than two yards ahead of second place Air Force.
Here is every NCAA’s yards/rush attempt and yards/pass attempt in a chart. And Georgia Tech is way up in the corner. pic.twitter.com/ONJLBCxnvr
— . (@Utebuntu) September 14, 2015
2. Temple and Michigan State share the national lead with 11 sacks apiece. That’s more than Army, Kent State, Navy and New Mexico State recorded all of last season.
3. Eight teams have yet to allow a sack thus far – Air Force, Army, Arkansas, Auburn, Maryland, Michigan State, Texas Tech and Toledo.
4. Seven teams have yet to commit a turnover – Boston College, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame, Toledo, USC and West Virginia.
5. Only one team has yet to allow a sack or commit a turnover – Toledo.
Tennessee gained 51 yards on 1st 2 plays of 2nd half vs Oklahoma. Final 27 plays in regulation: 9 yards (0.33 ypp). Dobbs 4-13 passing.
— Travis Haney (@TravHaneyESPN) September 14, 2015
7. Opponents have converted 2-of-22 third down tries against Wake Forest. That’s 9.09 percent.
8. Boston College has allowed one play of 20-plus yards. Baylor has achieved 20.
9. Four teams have had at least five red zone penetrations and scored touchdowns on all of them – Air Force, Georgia Tech, Northern Illinois and Rice.
10. Kansas State and Illinois have each allowed only one red zone trip so far this year. Both ended that lone possession scoreless.
11. Georgia Tech has committed only two penalties so far. Miami (Ohio) has committed 20.
12. Tulsa’s opponents have been flagged 27 times through two games. Florida State’s have been flagged three.
13. Old Dominion running back Ray Lawry has rushed 59 times for 438 yards and six touchdowns. Last year, Washington State ran – as a team – for 478 yards and five scores.
14. On Saturday night in Austin, Rice ran more plays against Texas (96) than the Longhorns have run this season (90).
15. Ole Miss has averaged 74.5 points through two games. That’s 1.7 more than Andy Kennedy’s basketball team averaged last season.