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Preview 2008 - The Fun Stats
Tennessee's Anthony Parker
Tennessee's Anthony Parker
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted May 24, 2008


LSU's fourth down conversions, Northwestern opponents' field goals, and Tennessee's pass protection provided some of the interesting tidbits from the 2007 season. Check out 30 of the most interesting statistics from last year, along with a few fun stats for every team.

Preview 2008

30 Key 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
ACC | Big East | Big Ten | Big 12 | C-USA | Ind. 
MAC | M-West | Pac 10 | SEC | Sun Belt | WAC

30. Time of possession: Wisconsin 33:43 - Opponents 26:16
29. Penalties: Opponents 99 for 863 yards – Alabama 59 for 453 yards
28. Kent State Attendance vs. Buffalo: 2,687 – Attendance for Kent State at Ohio State 105,051
27.
Penalties: Opponents 83 for 711 yards - Army 48 for 375 yards
26.
Punt return average: Kansas State 22.5 yards – Opponents 6.9 yards
25.
Penalties: LSU 117 for 880 yards - Opponents 67 for 566 yards
24.
First quarter scoring over the last two seasons: Opponents 176 – UNLV 59
23.
First quarter scoring: Oregon State 134 – Opponents 30
22.
Total attendance for all five ULM home games: 83,255 - Attendance at Alabama's Bryant-Denny Stadium, site of ULM's 21-14 win: 92,138
21.
Second quarter scoring: Clemson 151 – Opponents 33
20. Sacks: Opponents 54 for 324 yards – Syracuse 9 for 65 yards
19.
Red zone scores: Opponents 58 of 64 (91%) – FIU 13 of 22 (59%)
18.
Sacks: Rutgers 41 for 278 yards – Opponents 11 for 91 yards
17.
Third quarter scoring: USC 120 – Opponents 38
16.
Penalties over the last two seasons: Florida 223 for 1,693 yards - Opponents 164 for 1,195 yards
15.
Red zone scoring: Virginia Tech 42 of 46 (91%) – Opponents 28 of 39 (72%)
14.
Sacks: Opponents 55 for 382 yards – Arizona State 29 for 214 yards
13.
Orange Bowl capacity: 72,319 - Miami average home attendance 43,576 (60% capacity)
12.
Red zone touchdowns: Texas Tech 51 of 68 (75%) – Opponents 25 of 44 (57%)
11.
Field goals: Northwestern 12 of 18 – Opponents 4 of 12
10.
Rushing yards per game: Opponents 232.2 – Nebraska 144.4
9.
Sacks: Illinois 40 for 277 yards – Opponents 16 for 106 yards
8. Rushing touchdowns: West Virginia 49 – Opponents 13
7. First half scoring: Kansas 269 – Opponents 93
6. Georgia - Sacks: Georgia 42 for 294 yards – Opponents 15 for 132 yards
5.
First quarter scoring: Missouri 125 - Opponents 43
4.
Sacks: Tennessee 34 for 144 yards – Opponents 4 for 44 yards
3. Ohio State - Rushing touchdowns: Ohio State 21 - Opponents 3
2.
Sacks: Opponents 58 for 415 yards – Notre Dame 19 for 132 yards
1.
Fourth down conversions: LSU 13 of 16 (81%) - Opponents 6 of 21 (29%)