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Preview 2008 - Conference USA Fun Stats

CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted May 24, 2008


Some of the interesting statistics from the 2007 season for every Conference USA team.

Preview 2008

C-USA Fun Stats From 2007


Too much can be made of statistics, but sometimes they can tell an interesting story. Looking back on the 2007 season, and with an eye on what needs to be worked on for 2008, or a positive to build around, here are 30 of the most interesting stats from last season. Some shaped the season, and some are simply, well, fun and interesting.

Fun Stats By Conference
- 30 Interesting Fun Stats From 2007
ACC | Big East | Big Ten | Big 12 | Ind. 
MAC | M-West | Pac 10 | SEC | Sun Belt | WAC

CONFERENCE USA EAST

East Carolina

- Fourth quarter scoring: Opponents 106 – ECU 48
- Average yards per carry: ECU 4.9 – Opponents 3.9
- Penalties: ECU 104 for 827 yards – Opponents 71 for 699 yards

Marshall
- Interceptions thrown: Marshall 13 – Opponents 4
- Fumbles: Marshall 16 (lost 4) – Opponents 16 (lost 3)
- Penalties: Marshall 83 for 695 yards – Opponents 58 for 524 yards


Memphis
- Punt returns average: Opponents 17.8 – Memphis 9.4
- Average yards per carry: Opponents 5.1 – Memphis 3.8
- Fumbles: Opponents 21 (lost 13) – Memphis 13 (lost 4)

Southern Miss

 - Rushing touchdowns: Southern Miss 30 - Opponents 15
 - Penalties: Opponents 90 for 709 yards - Southern Miss 71 for 700 yards
 - Red zone scores; Southern Miss 45 of 49 (92%) - Opponents 38 of 51 (75%)

UAB

 - Third down conversions: Opponents 63 of 148 (43%) – UAB 48 of 149 (32%)
 - Penalties: UAB 74 for 702 yards – Opponents 68 for 595 yards
 - Punt return average: Opponents 10.7 yards per attempt – UAB 4.6 yards per attempt

UCF
- First half scoring: UCF 319 – Opponents 171
- Rushing yards per game: UCF 234.8 – Opponents 133.1
- Fumbles: UCF 29 (lost 15) – Opponents 17 (lost 4)

CONFERENCE USA WEST

Houston

- Penalties: Houston 101 for 880 yards – Opponents 76 for 674 yards
- Average yards per game: Houston 501.9 – Opponents 365.6
- Punt return average: Opponents 14.6 yards – Houston 8.8 yards

Rice

- Penalties: Opponents 92 for 880 yards – Rice 67 for 524 yards
- Rushing yards per game: Opponents 198.4 yards – Rice 110.9 yards
- Net punting average: Opponents 36.8 yards – Rice 31.7 yards

SMU

- Average passing yards per game: Opponents 301.4 yards – SMU 252.1 yards
- Third down conversions: Opponents 96 of 178 (54%) – SMU 77 of 181 (43%)
- Rushing TDs: Opponents 31 – SMU 15

Tulane
- 1st quarter scoring: Opponents 59 – Tulane 43; 2nd quarter scoring: Opponents 122 – Tulane 101
- Passing TDs: Opponents 26 – Tulane 10
- Kickoff return average: Opponents 22.5 yards – Tulane 17.8 yards

Tulsa

 - Second Quarter Score: Opponents 170  - Tulsa 154
 - Passing touchdowns: Tulsa 43 - Opponents 28
 - Total offense: Tulsa 542.5 yards per game - Opponents 469 yards 

UTEP

- Rushing yards per game: Opponents 202.9 yards – UTEP 147.7 yards
- Punt return average: UTEP 13.6 yards – Opponents 7.9 yards
- Sacks: Opponents 24 for 238 yards – UTEP 16 for 119 yards