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Week 9 Statitudes

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  LSU RB Leonard Fournette.
.511 Under Les Miles, LSU has been trailing after three quarters 47 times. The Tigers have come back to win 24 of those games, making four a winning percentage of .511 in those situations. They did it again on Saturday, trailing 7-3 until scoring the game-winning touchdown with five minutes left to take down third-ranked Ole Miss 10-7. Since 2005, when Miles took over, the next-best team in terms of coming back from a deficit after three quarters is Texas, which sports a .346 winning percentage (18-34). It was the second time this season the Tigers have added to that total, with the first being the opener against Wisconsin. LSU is the only team in the past 20 years to knock off a top-three team by scoring 10 or fewer points, and this week was the second time they accomplished that feat.


82 TCU blew out Texas Tech 82-27, setting a school record for points scored in a game. Trevone Boykin threw a school-record seven touchdowns, equaling in one game the number of scores he threw for all of last season. Thirteen different receivers caught a pass for TCU. How explosive was the Horned Frogs’ offense? The stadium crew ran out of fireworks as the football team scored more points than the basketball team did in all games but one last season.

224 Amari Cooper became the first Alabama player to have two 200-yard receiving games in a season as he set the program record with 224 yards, breaking Julio Jones’ mark of 221 set in 2010. Alabama beat Tennessee 34-20 as Cooper tied D.J. Hall’s program record of 13 100-yard receiving games in a career. Cooper, who has 2,868 career yards and 71 receptions for 1,132 yards on the season, now sets his sights on Hall’s Crimson Tide mark of 2,923 receiving yards in a career and Jones’ single-season marks of 78 receptions and 1,133 yards.

616 Georgia Southern ran wild in its first game against Georgia State, now a conference rival with both teams newcomers to the Sun Belt. The Eagles ran for 616 yards, the second best total of the season (Wisconsin ran for 664 against Bowling Green). They averaged 10.1 yards per carry on 61 attempts in the 69-31 win, the 300th in program history. The 616 yards is more than six FBS teams have on the ground in the entire season.

341 Ameer Abdullah keeps setting new standards, having set a career high and Nebraska record with 341 all-purpose yards on Saturday in the Huskers’ win against Rutgers. He ran for 225 yards, added another 90 on kickoff returns and 26 through receptions. Abdullah has four 200-yard rushing games this season, while no other running back has more than two. He leads the nation in all-purpose yards, total rushing yards, touchdowns, points scored and yards from scrimmage.

53 Division III Trinity (Conn.) lost at home for the first time in 13 years, a streak that spanned 53 games at Jessee/Miller Field. The Bantams fell to Middlebury 27-7, the first time they had lost at home since Sept. 29, 2001.


18: There are 18 one-loss teams in FBS. ... 24:  Michigan State's 24-point win against Michigan was the Spartan's largest margin of victory against their rivals since 1967. ... 7: Dak Prescott has thrown for more than 200 yards seven times, becoming the first Mississippi State quarterback in program history to do so. ... 0: UNLV has yet to lose a fumble this season. ... 93: In a stretch from the fourth quarter its game against Arkansas through the second quarter against Tennessee, with a game against Texas A&M in the middle, Alabama went on a 93-0 run vs. opponents. ... 251: Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds ran for 251 yards, the highest total for a QB this season. ... 14: Eastern Washington had won 14 consecutive Big Sky games before falling to Northern Arizona. ... 324: Carson Newman's Ken Sparks, the winningest coach in Division II, passed Paul "Bear" Bryant on the all-divisions all-time wins list with his 324th to move into fifth place. ... 272: Marshall's Devon Johnson set a program mark with 272 rushing yards. He has run for at least 100 yards in seven of eight games this season. 12: Colorado State is on a six-game win streak, its longest in 12 years. ... 8,625: Marcus Mariota set an Oregon record with 8,625 passing yards in his career, passing Bill Musgrave. He also matched a career high with five TD passes. ... 14: Southern California has failed to come back in its past 14 games in which it trailed entering the fourth quarter. The last win for the Trojans when faced with a third-quarter deficit was Sept. 12, 2009 against Ohio State. ... 23: Colorado QB Sefo Liufau set a program record with his 23 touchdown passes this season.


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