2012 National Leaders Opponent First Downs - Games in August/September Only through 01/07/2013

Name G Rush Pass Penalty Total Total/G
1 Texas Tech 4 21 18 4 43 10.8
1 Florida State 5 24 27 3 54 10.8
3 Alabama 5 27 30 5 62 12.4
4 Connecticut 5 23 35 5 63 12.6
4 LSU 5 24 29 10 63 12.6
6 TCU 4 17 31 4 52 13.0
7 Maryland 4 15 32 6 53 13.3
8 Oklahoma 3 20 18 3 41 13.7
9 BYU 5 19 37 13 69 13.8
10 Michigan State 5 28 38 7 73 14.6
11 Iowa State 4 21 35 3 59 14.8
12 Washington 4 30 26 4 60 15.0
13 South Carolina 5 27 43 7 77 15.4
14 Stanford 4 15 42 5 62 15.5
15 Arizona State 5 40 34 4 78 15.6
16 Rutgers 4 19 34 11 64 16.0
16 Utah State 5 26 37 17 80 16.0
18 Bowling Green 5 34 42 5 81 16.2
19 UTSA 3 13 32 4 49 16.3
20 Pittsburgh 4 26 35 5 66 16.5
21 Notre Dame 4 27 36 4 67 16.8
21 North Carolina 5 30 49 5 84 16.8
23 Illinois 5 34 45 6 85 17.0
23 Fresno State 5 41 36 8 85 17.0
25 North Carolina State 5 26 48 12 86 17.2
25 Iowa 5 26 51 9 86 17.2
25 Duke 5 33 48 5 86 17.2
28 Cincinnati 3 20 28 4 52 17.3
28 Boise State 4 37 29 3 69 17.3
30 Tulsa 5 34 42 11 87 17.4
31 Troy 5 46 36 6 88 17.6
32 Syracuse 4 30 35 6 71 17.8
32 Ohio State 5 22 56 11 89 17.8
32 Louisville 5 31 49 9 89 17.8
32 Wisconsin 5 32 52 5 89 17.8
32 Minnesota 5 34 45 10 89 17.8
37 Utah 4 25 36 11 72 18.0
38 Penn State 5 34 52 5 91 18.2
38 Western Kentucky 5 36 43 12 91 18.2
38 Georgia 5 37 49 5 91 18.2
41 Florida 4 26 39 9 74 18.5
41 Texas A&M 4 28 39 7 74 18.5
41 Vanderbilt 4 43 26 5 74 18.5
41 Texas 4 44 26 4 74 18.5
45 UCLA 5 38 46 9 93 18.6
45 Virginia Tech 5 44 37 12 93 18.6
47 Purdue 4 25 45 5 75 18.8
47 UCF 4 37 34 4 75 18.8
47 Michigan 4 40 28 7 75 18.8
47 South Alabama 5 35 44 15 94 18.8
47 North Texas 5 38 45 11 94 18.8
47 Nebraska 5 43 41 10 94 18.8
53 Mississippi 5 34 55 6 95 19.0
54 Clemson 5 38 49 9 96 19.2
54 Virginia 5 38 50 8 96 19.2
54 San Jose State 5 39 46 11 96 19.2
57 Missouri 5 31 56 10 97 19.4
57 Western Michigan 5 32 56 9 97 19.4
57 Georgia Tech 5 38 52 7 97 19.4
60 Kansas State 4 25 49 4 78 19.5
61 Navy 4 38 40 1 79 19.8
62 Oregon State 3 16 36 8 60 20.0
63 Northwestern 5 26 68 7 101 20.2
64 Tennessee 5 42 54 6 102 20.4
64 Florida Atlantic 5 55 39 8 102 20.4
66 Mississippi State 4 39 38 5 82 20.5
67 Idaho 5 41 56 6 103 20.6
67 Florida International 5 43 53 7 103 20.6
67 Arkansas State 5 59 37 7 103 20.6
70 Oklahoma State 4 30 44 9 83 20.8
70 Louisiana-Monroe 4 36 44 3 83 20.8
70 Buffalo 4 42 37 4 83 20.8
70 Ohio 5 25 70 9 104 20.8
74 East Carolina 5 40 60 5 105 21.0
74 UNLV 5 48 44 13 105 21.0
76 Temple 3 28 29 7 64 21.3
77 Oregon 5 40 51 16 107 21.4
78 Air Force 4 27 57 2 86 21.5
78 Kansas 4 36 47 3 86 21.5
78 Hawai'i 4 43 35 8 86 21.5
81 South Florida 5 38 58 13 109 21.8
82 Southern Mississippi 4 46 36 6 88 22.0
82 UAB 4 47 36 5 88 22.0
84 Northern Illinois 5 72 33 6 111 22.2
85 Kent State 4 26 54 9 89 22.3
85 USC 4 31 48 10 89 22.3
85 Central Michigan 4 48 40 1 89 22.3
88 Army 4 48 37 5 90 22.5
89 Middle Tennessee 4 46 41 4 91 22.8
89 Wake Forest 5 56 54 4 114 22.8
89 Kentucky 5 58 47 9 114 22.8
92 New Mexico 5 41 69 5 115 23.0
92 Colorado State 5 57 50 8 115 23.0
94 Nevada 5 36 65 15 116 23.2
95 SMU 4 29 56 8 93 23.3
95 Auburn 4 41 43 9 93 23.3
97 Toledo 5 43 64 10 117 23.4
97 Arizona 5 48 61 8 117 23.4
97 California 5 49 58 10 117 23.4
97 New Mexico State 5 54 52 11 117 23.4
101 San Diego State 5 38 68 12 118 23.6
102 West Virginia 4 37 54 4 95 23.8
102 Boston College 4 42 49 4 95 23.8
102 UTEP 5 56 53 10 119 23.8
105 Louisiana-Lafayette 4 33 54 9 96 24.0
106 Colorado 5 39 74 9 122 24.4
107 Wyoming 4 53 38 7 98 24.5
108 Ball State 5 43 72 8 123 24.6
108 Massachusetts 5 59 55 9 123 24.6
110 Washington State 5 45 68 11 124 24.8
110 Miami (Florida) 5 64 49 11 124 24.8
112 Tulane 4 57 35 8 100 25.0
113 Indiana 4 44 49 8 101 25.3
113 Eastern Michigan 4 56 40 5 101 25.3
115 Akron 5 51 65 12 128 25.6
116 Arkansas 5 40 81 9 130 26.0
117 Miami (Ohio) 5 58 71 4 133 26.6
118 Houston 4 42 52 13 107 26.8
119 Marshall 5 52 70 16 138 27.6
119 Rice 5 71 60 7 138 27.6
121 Memphis 4 50 49 14 113 28.3
122 Texas State 4 38 64 12 114 28.5
122 Baylor 4 39 69 6 114 28.5
124 Louisiana Tech 4 37 67 13 117 29.3