2012 National Leaders First Downs - Games vs. Conference Teams Only through 01/07/2013

Name G Rush Pass Penalty Total Total/G
1 Louisiana Tech 6 69 113 18 200 33.3
2 Ball State 8 100 118 16 234 29.3
3 Marshall 8 85 129 17 231 28.9
4 Baylor 9 115 127 16 258 28.7
5 Texas A&M 8 91 119 19 229 28.6
6 Oklahoma 9 80 162 11 253 28.1
7 Oregon 9 140 94 11 245 27.2
8 Arizona 9 112 103 27 242 26.9
8 Clemson 8 98 110 7 215 26.9
10 Nevada 8 100 98 14 212 26.5
11 West Virginia 9 89 131 17 237 26.3
12 Army 1 22 3 1 26 26.0
13 Northern Illinois 9 122 99 9 230 25.6
14 Tulsa 9 129 85 12 226 25.1
15 North Carolina 8 78 109 13 200 25.0
15 Western Michigan 8 73 111 16 200 25.0
17 Arizona State 9 95 114 15 224 24.9
18 Fresno State 8 74 108 15 197 24.6
19 Texas Tech 9 70 138 11 219 24.3
20 Oklahoma State 9 86 116 14 216 24.0
20 Arkansas State 8 90 85 17 192 24.0
20 Troy 8 60 113 19 192 24.0
23 USC 9 73 114 28 215 23.9
23 Syracuse 7 79 79 9 167 23.9
25 Houston 8 60 113 15 188 23.5
25 San Jose State 6 38 93 10 141 23.5
27 UCLA 10 86 123 25 234 23.4
27 Florida State 9 101 103 7 211 23.4
27 Penn State 8 63 105 19 187 23.4
30 Toledo 8 84 92 10 186 23.3
30 Miami (Ohio) 8 55 113 18 186 23.3
32 East Carolina 8 66 105 14 185 23.1
32 Akron 8 50 114 21 185 23.1
34 Oregon State 9 66 119 21 206 22.9
35 Ohio 8 84 86 12 182 22.8
36 Louisville 7 50 99 9 158 22.6
37 UAB 8 64 99 16 179 22.4
38 Air Force 8 147 22 9 178 22.3
38 Boise State 8 76 90 12 178 22.3
40 Nebraska 9 103 76 20 199 22.1
40 Rice 8 88 81 8 177 22.1
42 Georgia Tech 9 153 38 7 198 22.0
42 North Carolina State 8 52 114 10 176 22.0
44 Miami (Florida) 8 54 100 21 175 21.9
45 Utah State 6 53 68 10 131 21.8
46 Kansas State 9 91 91 12 194 21.6
46 Texas 9 79 101 14 194 21.6
46 Washington State 9 29 130 35 194 21.6
46 Wyoming 8 65 93 15 173 21.6
50 San Diego State 8 93 64 15 172 21.5
50 Louisiana-Lafayette 8 75 85 12 172 21.5
50 Arkansas 8 58 98 16 172 21.5
50 Notre Dame 2 30 12 1 43 21.5
54 Ohio State 8 106 52 13 171 21.4
54 Tennessee 8 59 103 9 171 21.4
56 Northwestern 8 99 61 10 170 21.3
57 Alabama 9 97 86 8 191 21.2
58 Duke 8 52 97 20 169 21.1
58 Louisiana-Monroe 8 50 102 17 169 21.1
60 Mississippi 8 65 91 12 168 21.0
60 Pittsburgh 7 44 94 9 147 21.0
60 Texas State 6 60 50 16 126 21.0
63 Central Michigan 8 63 93 11 167 20.9
63 Mississippi State 8 51 104 12 167 20.9
65 UCF 9 90 90 6 186 20.7
66 Florida Atlantic 8 52 100 13 165 20.6
67 New Mexico 8 123 28 13 164 20.5
67 Virginia Tech 8 74 81 9 164 20.5
67 Western Kentucky 8 73 78 13 164 20.5
67 South Alabama 8 62 82 20 164 20.5
71 South Florida 7 61 64 18 143 20.4
72 Georgia 9 73 101 9 183 20.3
72 Buffalo 8 65 75 22 162 20.3
74 Wisconsin 9 116 59 7 182 20.2
75 North Texas 8 62 86 13 161 20.1
76 Stanford 10 84 100 16 200 20.0
76 SMU 8 63 87 10 160 20.0
76 UTSA 6 51 62 7 120 20.0
79 TCU 9 78 93 8 179 19.9
79 Indiana 8 42 102 15 159 19.9
79 Tulane 8 33 108 18 159 19.9
82 Massachusetts 8 50 92 16 158 19.8
83 California 9 81 77 19 177 19.7
83 New Mexico State 6 41 66 11 118 19.7
85 UTEP 8 66 79 12 157 19.6
86 Boston College 8 43 97 16 156 19.5
87 Kansas 9 103 57 15 175 19.4
88 Kent State 9 93 68 12 173 19.2
88 Iowa State 9 74 84 15 173 19.2
90 Bowling Green 8 76 67 10 153 19.1
91 Middle Tennessee 8 75 67 10 152 19.0
91 South Carolina 8 66 73 13 152 19.0
91 Purdue 8 58 83 11 152 19.0
94 Michigan State 8 57 82 12 151 18.9
94 Cincinnati 7 61 61 10 132 18.9
96 Washington 9 69 86 14 169 18.8
96 Florida International 8 66 73 11 150 18.8
98 Michigan 8 65 65 19 149 18.6
99 Navy 2 22 14 1 37 18.5
100 Colorado State 8 62 74 11 147 18.4
101 Memphis 8 78 56 12 146 18.3
101 Virginia 8 69 73 4 146 18.3
101 Vanderbilt 8 66 65 15 146 18.3
101 UNLV 8 61 74 11 146 18.3
105 Southern Mississippi 8 64 66 15 145 18.1
106 LSU 8 69 65 10 144 18.0
106 Connecticut 7 29 87 10 126 18.0
108 Colorado 9 55 85 18 158 17.6
109 Florida 8 79 48 13 140 17.5
109 Missouri 8 65 71 4 140 17.5
111 Eastern Michigan 8 71 56 12 139 17.4
112 Hawai'i 8 42 80 16 138 17.3
113 Utah 9 73 70 11 154 17.1
114 Temple 7 65 47 7 119 17.0
114 BYU 1 6 8 3 17 17.0
116 Iowa 8 52 61 14 127 15.9
117 Illinois 8 54 64 8 126 15.8
117 Idaho 6 36 52 7 95 15.8
119 Minnesota 8 54 59 12 125 15.6
120 Rutgers 7 35 65 8 108 15.4
121 Wake Forest 8 45 66 10 121 15.1
122 Maryland 8 48 58 12 118 14.8
123 Kentucky 8 57 45 13 115 14.4
124 Auburn 8 48 56 4 108 13.5