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

Name G Rush Pass Penalty Total Total/G
1 Alabama 3 8 24 4 36 12.0
2 Bowling Green 4 17 26 7 50 12.5
3 Wisconsin 4 17 36 2 55 13.8
4 Virginia 3 17 21 4 42 14.0
5 San Jose State 3 17 25 1 43 14.3
5 Michigan State 4 17 32 8 57 14.3
7 Michigan 4 25 28 5 58 14.5
8 Vanderbilt 4 33 24 4 61 15.3
9 Florida 4 19 30 13 62 15.5
10 Penn State 3 19 20 8 47 15.7
10 Missouri 3 28 16 3 47 15.7
12 Rice 4 28 29 6 63 15.8
13 Notre Dame 4 15 46 4 65 16.3
13 SMU 4 16 47 2 65 16.3
13 Maryland 4 23 39 3 65 16.3
16 Florida State 4 17 39 10 66 16.5
17 Arkansas 3 17 31 2 50 16.7
18 BYU 4 29 32 6 67 16.8
18 Fresno State 4 31 24 12 67 16.8
20 Nebraska 3 24 18 9 51 17.0
20 Buffalo 4 33 32 3 68 17.0
22 Rutgers 4 27 36 7 70 17.5
23 Wake Forest 3 18 31 4 53 17.7
23 Illinois 3 28 19 6 53 17.7
25 Oregon State 4 25 39 8 72 18.0
25 Oklahoma 4 29 39 4 72 18.0
25 Mississippi State 4 39 29 4 72 18.0
28 Connecticut 3 28 24 3 55 18.3
28 Kansas 4 39 32 2 73 18.3
30 Memphis 4 28 40 6 74 18.5
30 Boise State 4 32 35 7 74 18.5
30 South Carolina 4 37 34 3 74 18.5
33 Oregon 3 27 26 3 56 18.7
33 Georgia 3 30 20 6 56 18.7
35 Utah 4 27 41 7 75 18.8
35 San Diego State 4 31 38 6 75 18.8
37 Oklahoma State 3 24 29 4 57 19.0
38 Florida Atlantic 3 26 23 9 58 19.3
38 Minnesota 3 37 16 5 58 19.3
38 Syracuse 4 23 47 7 77 19.3
41 Louisiana-Monroe 4 24 45 9 78 19.5
42 Western Kentucky 3 20 32 7 59 19.7
42 Arizona State 3 28 28 3 59 19.7
42 Clemson 3 30 24 5 59 19.7
42 Washington State 3 33 25 1 59 19.7
46 TCU 4 25 44 10 79 19.8
47 Texas State 3 31 27 2 60 20.0
47 Kansas State 4 28 47 5 80 20.0
49 Mississippi 3 30 26 5 61 20.3
49 Louisiana Tech 4 24 51 6 81 20.3
49 Utah State 4 25 49 7 81 20.3
49 Cincinnati 4 27 50 4 81 20.3
53 Ohio State 4 23 46 13 82 20.5
53 Kent State 4 34 45 3 82 20.5
53 Pittsburgh 4 35 38 9 82 20.5
56 Virginia Tech 3 23 33 6 62 20.7
56 Arkansas State 3 26 33 3 62 20.7
56 LSU 3 27 25 10 62 20.7
56 North Carolina State 3 27 32 3 62 20.7
56 Louisiana-Lafayette 3 30 28 4 62 20.7
56 Iowa 3 32 27 3 62 20.7
62 New Mexico 4 35 41 7 83 20.8
62 UCF 4 35 42 6 83 20.8
62 Army 4 44 37 2 83 20.8
65 Temple 4 28 47 9 84 21.0
65 USC 4 32 43 9 84 21.0
65 Navy 4 50 33 1 84 21.0
65 Purdue 4 52 28 4 84 21.0
69 UTEP 4 40 41 4 85 21.3
69 Western Michigan 4 42 39 4 85 21.3
69 Eastern Michigan 4 49 26 10 85 21.3
72 Florida International 4 40 39 7 86 21.5
73 East Carolina 4 53 29 5 87 21.8
73 Air Force 4 58 27 2 87 21.8
75 New Mexico State 3 26 37 3 66 22.0
75 Duke 4 50 33 5 88 22.0
77 North Texas 3 26 35 6 67 22.3
77 UTSA 3 27 36 4 67 22.3
77 Hawai'i 3 37 25 5 67 22.3
77 Toledo 4 33 47 9 89 22.3
81 Georgia Tech 3 27 39 2 68 22.7
81 Marshall 3 36 25 7 68 22.7
83 Washington 4 41 41 9 91 22.8
83 Ball State 4 51 33 7 91 22.8
85 UCLA 3 28 34 7 69 23.0
85 Massachusetts 3 30 33 6 69 23.0
85 Houston 4 39 49 4 92 23.0
88 South Alabama 3 24 38 8 70 23.3
88 Troy 3 26 38 6 70 23.3
88 Louisville 3 33 27 10 70 23.3
91 Stanford 4 27 58 9 94 23.5
91 UAB 4 31 55 8 94 23.5
91 California 4 33 46 15 94 23.5
91 Kentucky 4 38 51 5 94 23.5
91 Southern Mississippi 4 42 48 4 94 23.5
91 Auburn 4 48 41 5 94 23.5
97 Colorado State 3 35 28 9 72 24.0
98 Tulsa 3 27 38 8 73 24.3
98 Texas A&M 4 39 46 12 97 24.3
100 Wyoming 4 36 56 6 98 24.5
101 Tennessee 3 26 45 3 74 24.7
102 Northern Illinois 4 28 58 13 99 24.8
102 Middle Tennessee 4 42 52 5 99 24.8
104 West Virginia 3 27 45 3 75 25.0
104 Ohio 3 35 33 7 75 25.0
104 Miami (Ohio) 3 35 37 3 75 25.0
104 North Carolina 4 30 60 10 100 25.0
104 Northwestern 4 43 49 8 100 25.0
104 Central Michigan 4 45 48 7 100 25.0
104 Indiana 4 54 37 9 100 25.0
111 Iowa State 4 36 58 7 101 25.3
112 South Florida 3 36 37 4 77 25.7
113 Texas 4 51 43 9 103 25.8
114 Arizona 3 24 49 5 78 26.0
114 Akron 4 60 34 10 104 26.0
116 Texas Tech 4 41 57 7 105 26.3
117 Boston College 4 68 36 3 107 26.8
118 Tulane 4 50 51 8 109 27.3
119 Nevada 4 58 43 9 110 27.5
120 Colorado 3 42 35 6 83 27.7
121 UNLV 4 62 43 6 111 27.8
122 Idaho 3 34 46 7 87 29.0
122 Miami (Florida) 3 43 38 6 87 29.0
124 Baylor 3 39 46 3 88 29.3