College football stats: Week 2 by the numbers
17 No. 23 Tennessee was sitting comfortably at home and seemed to be in control over No. 19 Oklahoma through the first half. But leave it to Bob Stoops and the Sooners to essentially shut down Butch Jones and the Vols in the second half and come back from down 17 points to win it in double overtime. Sterling Shepard scored the game-winning touchdown and Tennessee's Joshua Dobbs threw an interception to seal it for Oklahoma. The Sooners started the game 1-for-11 on third down but converted eight of their next nine that resulted in three touchdowns. Fans at Neyland Stadium were left speechless as they saw the largest blown lead by Tennessee in a home loss in program history. With the loss, Tennessee dropped to 2-30 versus ranked opponents since former coach Phil Fulmer’s last season in 2008.
11 Boston College defeated Howard 76-0, marking the second largest win in school history. The win falls only behind its 78-0 win over St. Anselm in 1941. The Eagles’ defense held the Bison to a school-record 11 yards and hasn't allowed an opponent to score a touchdown this season. Meanwhile, the offense scored 41 points in the first quarter alone, totaled 483 yards and averaged 8.8 yards per play in the win.
22 Kentucky snapped its SEC road losing streak with a 26-22 win over South Carolina in Columbia. It was the Wildcats’ first road win since 2009 at Georgia and their first SEC opener win since 2007 against Arkansas. The Wildcats could end another streak on Saturday when it faces the Gators, who have beaten Kentucky 28 consecutive times for the longest in-conference streak in SEC history.
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70 The Oregon Ducks have thrown at least one touchdown pass in their past 70 games. The streak started on Sept. 4, 2010 and surpassed the previous mark of 69 touchdowns set by Texas Tech from Sept. 23, 2006 to Oct. 22, 2011. It almost ended on the road against Michigan State before Vernon Adams threw a 15-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to preserve the record. Seven quarterbacks and one running back [Royce Freeman] have contributed to Oregon’s streak, throwing a combined 184 passes led by Heisman winner Marcus Mariota’s 105 touchdowns.
73 Ole Miss has scored at least 73 points in back-to-back games, becoming the first team in SEC history to accomplish this feat. Florida previously scored at least 70 in back-to-back games. Houston was the last team to score at least 73 in consecutive games as a Division I independent in 1968. The Cougars accomplished it with 77-3 and 100-6 wins. The Rebels' combined 149 points are the most in a two-game span in program history. It is also the first time the team has scored at least 49 in back-to-back games in the same season. Ole Miss will look to continue its impressive totals against Alabama in Week 3.
134 Georgia Tech racked up points in its first two games of the season with 69-6 and 65-10 wins over Alcorn State and Tulane. The 134 combined points is the most in consecutive games in modern-day history for Georgia Tech [since 1950]. The previous record was 115 points set back in 2011 against Kansas and Middle Tennessee State. The Yellow Jackets face a bigger test against Notre Dame in Week 3.
4 Four schools have yet to allow a touchdown this season [Boston College, Northwestern, Illinois, Kansas State]. ... 5 Number of wins by Michigan State in last six games against top-five opponents. ...10 The Mountain West Conference didn’t produce a single non-conference win during Week 2. Air Force was the lone win in conference game against San Jose State. ... Arkansas is the first team in last 10 years to have 500 yards, 0-1 TO and 12 or fewer points. ... Notre Dame went 0-for-10 on third down in its win against Virginia. ...15 Mizzou recorded 15 tackles for loss, its most since 2002. ... 26 Oregon has lost 26 games to AP top-five on the road. Its only win was at Stanford 2011. ... 35:25 Jacksonville State held time of possession for almost 11 more minutes in its loss to Auburn. ... 58 LSU is 58-0 under Les Miles when a Tiger player runs for 100 yards and holds opponent under 100 rushing yards. ... 76 FCS school UT-Martin scored 76 points the week after it allowed 73 points against Ole Miss. ... 98 WKU's Kylen Towner returned a kickoff back for 98 yards, which was the sixth longest in school history ... 357 Passing yards by Louisiana Tech QB Jeff Driskel, who transferred from Florida and never had a 300 yard game for the Gators. ... 785 Baylor offense had a total of 785 yards against Lamar for the second most in school history. ... 1988 Eastern Michigan picked up its first nonconference road win since 1988 with its 48-29 win over Wyoming.
The rushing game dominated all afternoon. That and more in the post game infographic: pic.twitter.com/H933ou9N1U— FSU Football (@FSU_Football) September 12, 2015