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A few quick numbers notes from foggy San Diego as I prepare for departure...


National rankings of note, after BYU's 38-28 win at San Diego State:

BYU is in the national top 25 in--

Passing Offense (11th)

Total Offense (7th)

Passing Efficiency (2nd)

Scoring Offense (6th)

Rushing Defense (23rd)

Net Punting (10th)

Red Zone Efficiency (10th)

Third-Down Efficiency (1st)


Brian Logan is 1st nationally in total passes defended with 11.


Max Hall is one of only two quarterbacks in the country in the top ten in all of these categories:

Passing Yards per game (8th)

Passing Efficiency (4th)

Total Offense (8th)

Points Responsible For (10th)

Houston's Case Keenum is the only other QB in the top ten in all four above categories.

Only one quarterback (Case Keenum, Houston, with 19) has more touchdown passes than Max Hall's 16.


Dennis Pitta leads all tight ends nationally in Total Receiving Yards (471) and Receiving Yards Per Game (67.3).


Only one team (Houston) has more red zone scores than BYU's 31. Only four teams have more red zone appearances than BYU's 33. No team has more red zone touchdowns than BYU's 28. BYU (204) is second to Houston (211) in total red zone points scored.


So much for BYU's strength of schedule: none of the seven opponents BYU has played has a winning record.

The combined records of BYU's to-date opponents is 15-29; the nonconference opponents have a combined record of 8-16.

Oklahoma: 3-3 (2-3 v. FBS)

Tulane: 2-4 (1-4 v. FBS)

Florida State: 2-4 (1-4 v. FBS)

Colorado State: 3-4 (2-4 v. FBS)

Utah State: 1-5 (0-5 v. FBS)

UNLV: 2-5 (1-5 v. FBS)

San Diego State: 2-4 (1-4 v FBS)

Counting opponents' FBS games only, the above teams are a shocking 8-29 (nonconference opponents are 4-16).

I don't think the BCS computers are going to like what BYU's opponents have done so far this season--this afternoon's first BCS Standings release will tell for sure.


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