2012 National Leaders First Downs - Games vs. Unranked Teams Only (AP Poll) through 01/07/2013

Name G Rush Pass Penalty Total Total/G
1 Louisiana Tech 9 113 136 28 277 30.8
2 Arizona 10 139 121 36 296 29.6
3 Nevada 12 175 154 24 353 29.4
3 Marshall 12 117 214 22 353 29.4
5 Oregon 10 164 112 13 289 28.9
6 Texas A&M 9 114 127 18 259 28.8
7 Ball State 11 132 156 26 314 28.5
7 Baylor 10 124 146 15 285 28.5
9 Oklahoma 9 84 155 11 250 27.8
10 Texas Tech 10 93 162 22 277 27.7
11 Oklahoma State 10 119 136 18 273 27.3
11 Tennessee 7 64 118 9 191 27.3
13 Clemson 10 121 143 8 272 27.2
14 Arizona State 11 127 141 21 289 26.3
15 Troy 12 112 170 25 307 25.6
16 West Virginia 10 89 150 15 254 25.4
17 BYU 8 87 101 14 202 25.3
18 UCLA 10 97 131 23 251 25.1
18 Mississippi 7 94 71 11 176 25.1
20 Arkansas State 11 135 118 21 274 24.9
21 North Carolina 11 113 145 14 272 24.7
21 Syracuse 11 113 139 20 272 24.7
21 Akron 11 75 173 24 272 24.7
21 Oregon State 10 78 144 25 247 24.7
25 Houston 12 92 175 25 292 24.3
26 Fresno State 11 97 149 17 263 23.9
27 Northern Illinois 13 158 137 14 309 23.8
27 Louisiana-Monroe 13 94 183 32 309 23.8
27 Notre Dame 9 102 100 12 214 23.8
30 Nebraska 10 133 86 18 237 23.7
31 Duke 10 79 134 23 236 23.6
32 Rice 13 147 140 19 306 23.5
33 Ohio 13 134 142 26 302 23.2
33 Western Michigan 11 91 145 19 255 23.2
35 Tulsa 14 171 126 26 323 23.1
35 Texas 10 108 110 13 231 23.1
37 Army 11 208 36 9 253 23.0
37 Indiana 10 70 135 25 230 23.0
37 Miami (Ohio) 10 65 143 22 230 23.0
40 Florida State 11 118 124 10 252 22.9
40 San Jose State 11 73 166 13 252 22.9
42 Louisville 12 100 158 16 274 22.8
42 Toledo 11 118 120 13 251 22.8
42 Kansas State 10 112 99 17 228 22.8
42 UAB 10 82 127 19 228 22.8
46 Navy 11 191 50 9 250 22.7
47 Penn State 9 73 115 15 203 22.6
47 Miami (Florida) 9 70 111 22 203 22.6
49 Northwestern 10 124 89 12 225 22.5
50 East Carolina 12 101 145 21 267 22.3
51 Georgia 9 82 113 5 200 22.2
52 Air Force 12 208 44 12 264 22.0
52 Purdue 10 90 112 18 220 22.0
54 UCF 13 140 134 11 285 21.9
55 Georgia Tech 11 182 46 12 240 21.8
56 Ohio State 10 130 72 14 216 21.6
56 Alabama 9 105 83 6 194 21.6
58 USC 10 76 112 27 215 21.5
59 San Diego State 11 130 86 19 235 21.4
59 Texas State 10 85 101 28 214 21.4
59 Wyoming 10 82 111 21 214 21.4
59 North Carolina State 10 81 121 12 214 21.4
63 Boise State 13 112 145 20 277 21.3
63 Louisiana-Lafayette 12 113 126 17 256 21.3
63 Mississippi State 9 70 110 12 192 21.3
66 Utah State 12 107 129 17 253 21.1
66 California 8 73 82 14 169 21.1
66 UTSA 8 69 86 14 169 21.1
69 Western Kentucky 12 118 116 18 252 21.0
69 Iowa State 10 96 100 14 210 21.0
69 South Carolina 7 59 81 7 147 21.0
72 North Texas 10 92 102 15 209 20.9
72 South Florida 10 87 100 22 209 20.9
72 Arkansas 8 61 93 13 167 20.9
75 Central Michigan 12 97 131 20 248 20.7
76 TCU 10 83 108 15 206 20.6
76 Washington State 9 30 116 39 185 20.6
78 Cincinnati 12 115 113 18 246 20.5
78 Wisconsin 8 103 57 4 164 20.5
78 Washington 8 62 88 14 164 20.5
81 LSU 8 82 72 9 163 20.4
81 Michigan 7 70 65 8 143 20.4
83 Pittsburgh 11 76 133 14 223 20.3
84 Middle Tennessee 12 118 106 18 242 20.2
85 UTEP 11 88 116 17 221 20.1
86 Vanderbilt 9 87 74 19 180 20.0
87 Buffalo 10 91 85 23 199 19.9
87 Florida Atlantic 10 70 114 15 199 19.9
89 Boston College 8 49 98 11 158 19.8
90 Florida International 11 97 102 18 217 19.7
90 UNLV 11 80 116 21 217 19.7
92 Kansas 8 86 55 16 157 19.6
93 New Mexico 11 158 39 18 215 19.5
93 Missouri 6 54 59 4 117 19.5
95 South Alabama 13 97 122 33 252 19.4
95 Bowling Green 11 100 97 16 213 19.4
97 SMU 12 85 133 14 232 19.3
98 Virginia Tech 11 94 106 11 211 19.2
98 Stanford 10 81 92 19 192 19.2
100 Michigan State 7 60 70 4 134 19.1
101 Kent State 13 134 95 18 247 19.0
101 Virginia 12 95 125 8 228 19.0
103 Colorado 10 63 103 22 188 18.8
104 New Mexico State 10 53 113 21 187 18.7
105 Colorado State 9 67 90 10 167 18.6
106 Auburn 6 58 46 7 111 18.5
107 Illinois 9 73 83 7 163 18.1
108 Kentucky 7 50 65 11 126 18.0
109 Southern Mississippi 9 75 70 16 161 17.9
110 Tulane 12 44 143 27 214 17.8
111 Memphis 12 112 85 14 211 17.6
112 Minnesota 10 84 78 13 175 17.5
112 Utah 10 76 88 11 175 17.5
114 Hawai'i 11 69 100 22 191 17.4
114 Connecticut 11 42 135 14 191 17.4
116 Rutgers 12 70 113 23 206 17.2
117 Massachusetts 9 46 92 14 152 16.9
118 Eastern Michigan 11 91 78 16 185 16.8
118 Wake Forest 8 59 70 5 134 16.8
118 Florida 6 58 37 6 101 16.8
121 Iowa 8 51 68 14 133 16.6
122 Temple 10 90 62 12 164 16.4
122 Maryland 10 61 86 17 164 16.4
124 Idaho 9 44 91 10 145 16.1