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Preview 2008 - MAC Fun Stats

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Posted May 24, 2008


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

Preview 2008

MAC 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 | C-USA | Ind. 
M-West | Pac 10 | SEC | Sun Belt | WAC

MAC EAST

Akron
- Third quarter scoring: Opponents 102 – Akron 37
- Punt return average: Akron 13.6 yards – Opponents 9 yards
- Average yards per game: Opponents 408.8 yards – Akron 311.7 yards

Bowling Green
- Interception return average: Bowling Green 20.1 yards – Opponents 12.8 yards
- Rushing yards per game: Opponents 207.8 yards – Bowling Green 123.6 yards
- Third quarter points: Bowling Green 107 – Opponents 77

Buffalo
- Second quarter scoring: Opponents 109 – Buffalo 45
- Kickoff return average: Opponents 22.8 yards – Buffalo 13.6 yards
- Fourth down conversions: Buffalo 13 of 25 (52%) – Opponents 6 of 21 (29%)

Kent State
- Attendance vs. Buffalo: 2,687 – Attendance at Ohio State 105,051
- Fourth quarter scoring: Opponents 101 – Kent State 49
- Sacks: Opponents 39 for 239 yards – Kent State 23 of 155 yards


Temple
- Sacks: Opponents 45 for 319 yards – Temple 20 for 126 yards
- First quarter scoring: Opponents 86 – Temple 21
- Punt return average: Opponents 11.2 yards – Temple 5.4 yards

Miami University
- Red zone scores: Opponents 38 of 49 (78%) – Miami 34 of 50 (68%)
- Fumbles: Miami 23 (lost 9) – Opponents 21 (lost 14)
- Penalties: Opponents 86 for 194 yards – Miami 73 for 204 yards


Ohio
- Kick return average: Ohio 25.1 yards – Opponents 21.1 yards
- Opponent 4th quarter scoring: 122 – Opponent 1st quarter scoring: 66
- Punt return average: Ohio 4.3 – Opponents 4.2


MAC WEST

Ball State
- Average yards per carry: Opponents 5 – Ball State 4.1
- Fumbles: Ball State 19 (lost 5) – Opponents 15 (lost 9)
- Interceptions thrown: Opponents 19 – Ball State 5

Central Michigan
- Fourth down conversions: Opponents 18 of 31 (58%) – Central Michigan 6 of 21 (29%)
- Average yards per game: Opponents 303.5 yards – Central Michigan 267
- Fumbles: Opponents 25 (lost 12) – Central Michigan 15 (lost 10)

Eastern Michigan
- Fumbles: Opponents 29 (for 12) – Eastern Michigan 10 (lost 4)
- Average yards per play: Opponents 6.1 – Eastern Michigan 4.9
- Fourth down conversions: Opponents 8 of 11 (73%) – Eastern Michigan 12 of 27 (44%)


Northern Illinois
- Kickoff return average: Opponents 21.1 yards – Northern Illinois 17.3 yards
- Rushing touchdowns: Opponents 27 – Northern Illinois 11
- Third quarter scoring: Opponents 75 – Northern Illinois 37

Toledo

 - Opponent scoring: 1st 105, 2nd 122, 3rd 133, 4th 110
 - Penalties: Toledo 86 for 768 yards - Opponents 61 for 537 yards
 - Average yards per play: Opponents 6.3 - Toledo 5.9

Western Michigan
- Penalties: Western Michigan 95 for 785 yards – Opponents 72 for 586 yards
- Sacks: WMU in 2007: 46 for 327 yards – WMU in 2008: 28 for 196 yards
- Interception return average: Western Michigan 21.2 – Opponents 6.6