College football stats: Best numbers from Week 5
7 With his Tigers' 24-22 win over No. 6 Notre Dame in Death Valley, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney improved to 7-3 against teams ranked in the top 10 by at least one major poll. Six of those wins have now come against AP top-10 teams. It was the 12th straight home win for Swinney and the Tigers, who haven't dropped a home game since 2013. Swinney has now defeated seven of the top-10 winningest coaches in college football since 2011. The list includes wins over Urban Meyer, Jimbo Fisher, Bob Stoops, Mark Richt, Les Miles and Steve Spurrier. Now that is how you bring your own guts, right coach?
14 Michigan's defense has dominated its opponents' offenses over the past two games. With shutouts over BYU and Maryland under their belt, the Wolverines have allowed only 14 points since allowing 24 in the season opener against Utah. The pair of shutouts happened for the first time since Michigan defeated Indiana and Michigan State in 2000. Crazy enough, the last time Michigan gave up only seven points or fewer over a four-game span was when Jim Harbaugh was quarterback at Michigan in 1985, according to ESPN Stats and Info.
21 North Carolina put together the largest comeback in school history in the 38-31 win over ACC Coastal foe Georgia Tech. The Tar Heels faced a 21-point deficit early in the second quarter but a pair of touchdowns in the final 90 seconds of the first half closed the gap. Quarterback Marquise Williams scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to help UNC take the lead, which it never gave back. It was UNC's first win in Atlanta since 1997.
28 Alabama steamrolled Georgia in a 38-10 victory in Athens. The 28-point victory margin was the largest ever by the Crimson Tide against a top-10 opponent on the road in the regular season. Alabama accomplished the same feat in Tuscaloosa against a top-10 Florida team in 2005. It is only the second largest behind Alabama's 49-7 bowl win over Michigan State.
74 TCU Trevone Boykin threw five touchdown passes against Texas, which brought his career total to 74 passing touchdowns. It is the most in school history, surpassing the record by former quarterback Andy Dalton. Boykin has the nation's longest streak with a touchdown pass in 20 straight games. Boykin's top receiver Josh Doctson also set a school record for most career reception touchdowns, which he claimed on Boykin's record-tying touchdown.
274 Indiana may have kept Ohio State on the ropes but there was no stopping Buckeyes' running back Ezekiel Elliott, who rushed for 274 yards in his team's win. It was the second-most rushing yards in a single game by an Ohio State running back, tying Keith Byar's mark in 1974. The only running back to rush for more in one game? Heisman winner Eddie George. But Elliott does have the sole posssession of a few records. Elliott had 11.9 yards per carry and his 243 yards in the second half is the most in one half.
3 Temple has won three straight road games for the first time ever. ... LSU's Leonard Fournette rushed for 233 yards, his third consecutive game with at least 200 yards. ... 4 Florida's defense has tallied at least three sacks in four straight games. Also four passing touchdowns are the Gators' most in SEC game since 2012 ... 5 Texas A&M moves to 5-0 for the second straight year, the first time for the program since 1940-41. ... 12 Michigan State's streak of 12 consecutive games scoring at least 30 points ended against Purdue. ... 16 Indiana hasn't defeated a No. 1 ranked team in 16 tries. ... 30 Texas allowed 30 points in the first quarter for the first time since 1987 against Houston. ... 62 Arizona State held UCLA to 62 yards on the ground. UCLA was averaging 236. ... 101 Oklahoma reached its 101st consecutive sellout with 84,383 in Norman for West Virginia game. 508 Texas Tech and Baylor combined for six touchdowns and 508 yards in the first quarter. ...