The Baylor Bears have astounded many fans with their incredible numbers this year and amazingly they didn’t reach the top ten until just recently. Baylor leads the D1-A football world in yards/game and points/game. The Oregon Ducks have been second to Baylor all year in those two numbers but have been number two in the Associated Press poll all year. Texas A & M is number three in yards/game and of course they have last year’s Heisman winner Johnny Manziel still slingin’ the ball. Florida State is number three in points/game; they just recently got to their number three (according to AP) perch in the polls. Northern Illinois surprises some because of the small-town sounding name because of the “Northern” discomfort in their name; Northern Illinois has the number five (Tied with Texas Tech) yardage offense in Division I-A. Texas Tech is tied with Northern Illinois in yardage/game and they’re scoring just under 40 points/game. Fresno State has the number seven yardage/game number in D1-A. Ohio State piled up big points (63) last game against Penn State; they’re the number eight yardage/game team in D1-A. Number nine in D1-A in yardage/game are the Wyoming Cowboys. At number ten in yardage/game and showing a 3-4 record are the Indiana Hoosiers.
Top Ten Teams: yardage/game
- Baylor Bears–718.4 yards/game…63.9 points/game
- Oregon Ducks–632.4 yards/game…55.6 points/game
- Texas A & M–584.9 yards/game…48.0 points/game
- Florida State–553.7 yards/game…52.6 points/game
- Northern Illinois–537.1 yards/game…41.9 points/game
- Texas Tech–537.1 yards/game…39.8 points/game
- Fresno State–524.6 yards/game…44.3 points/game
- Ohio State–517.3 yards/game…47.3 points/game
- Wyoming Cowboys–516.3 yards/game…36.5 points/game
- Indiana Hoosiers–514.0 points/game…42.4 points/game
I’m a Cowboy!
Brett Smith is a Cowboy and everyone wants to be that: I know that! And he knows how much excitement he causes when the ‘Boys score. So, of course, he scores a lot!
Baylor’s Bears had a long wait to jump into the AP top ten but their 63.9 points/game is number one in D1-A by far. Maybe they’ll win out and get respect like that.
Ducks don’t get ignored
The Oregon Ducks have been scoring points in large clusters (not bunches) for several years so their respect was instant this year as they just continued to lay big numbers on opponents, like laying eggs in a big Easter basket.
Texas Tech weaves a Webb
Texas Tech quarterback Davis Webb has his team synchronized well; their 39.8 points/game is sufficient to put them near the top ten though not presently there.
Jameis Winston paints lightning
Jameis Winston has his Seminoles scoring more than 50 points/game; they’re one of two teams scoring in the 50s. The other D1-A team doing that is the Oregon Ducks.
Texas A & M 48ers
Johnny Manziel has quite a reputation to defend; the reigning Heisman winner has his Aggies scoring 48.0 points/game so you can see the excitement before you get to the game to see him play.
Northern Illinois Huskies
Northern Illinois has led a hugely successful offense that has put up 41.9 points/game and has gotten them a spotlight when he’s been at the helm of the Huskies. And some think they’re just dogs.
Made in California
Fresno State plays in a ‘minor’ conference on the left coast so spotlights dim as they shine from New York where news is ‘made.’ Their offense was made in California, though.
Buckeyes aiming high
Ohio State has an impressive team that has put up big numbers; the Big Ten schedule will test them, though, as a few skirmishes remain to deflate their high-flying aspirations.
Nate Sudfeld has led an amazing offense though his team’s 3-4 record has dulled the shine of Indiana’s amazing offensive numbers. Indiana isn’t looked at to win titles in football but in basketball.