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

Name G Rush Pass Penalty Total Total/G
1 Texas Tech 4 43 70 14 127 31.8
2 Oklahoma State 4 65 58 3 126 31.5
3 Nevada 5 80 64 11 155 31.0
3 Arizona 5 63 72 20 155 31.0
5 Marshall 5 50 98 5 153 30.6
6 Baylor 4 51 62 6 119 29.8
7 Louisiana-Monroe 4 38 66 12 116 29.0
8 Ball State 5 56 73 15 144 28.8
9 Oregon 5 78 57 5 140 28.0
10 West Virginia 4 33 74 4 111 27.8
11 Northwestern 5 73 56 7 136 27.2
12 Syracuse 4 32 64 12 108 27.0
13 Louisiana Tech 4 42 51 13 106 26.5
14 Arkansas State 5 73 49 8 130 26.0
14 Rice 5 54 65 11 130 26.0
14 Troy 5 48 70 12 130 26.0
14 Akron 5 38 85 7 130 26.0
14 Texas A&M 4 41 57 6 104 26.0
19 Nebraska 5 75 47 7 129 25.8
19 Indiana 4 39 50 14 103 25.8
21 Oklahoma 3 33 41 3 77 25.7
22 UCLA 5 52 64 12 128 25.6
22 Tennessee 5 41 77 10 128 25.6
24 Air Force 4 80 14 7 101 25.3
25 Clemson 5 53 72 1 126 25.2
26 Houston 4 29 63 7 99 24.8
27 Ohio 5 53 57 13 123 24.6
28 Florida State 5 52 65 5 122 24.4
28 Arizona State 5 44 65 13 122 24.4
30 Oregon State 3 23 44 6 73 24.3
31 Texas 4 46 45 5 96 24.0
32 Toledo 5 50 61 8 119 23.8
32 Fresno State 5 42 67 10 119 23.8
32 Middle Tennessee 4 48 40 7 95 23.8
32 Purdue 4 36 52 7 95 23.8
36 BYU 5 56 52 10 118 23.6
37 Tulsa 5 55 51 11 117 23.4
37 San Jose State 5 38 75 4 117 23.4
39 Army 4 80 9 4 93 23.3
40 Mississippi 5 70 40 6 116 23.2
40 Louisville 5 50 59 7 116 23.2
42 Cincinnati 3 30 31 8 69 23.0
43 North Carolina 5 47 63 4 114 22.8
43 Pittsburgh 4 36 49 6 91 22.8
45 North Carolina State 5 54 54 5 113 22.6
45 Georgia 5 53 57 3 113 22.6
47 Boston College 4 20 59 11 90 22.5
48 Kansas State 4 48 36 5 89 22.3
49 Northern Illinois 5 56 49 6 111 22.2
49 Miami (Florida) 5 34 64 13 111 22.2
51 Miami (Ohio) 5 35 64 10 109 21.8
51 Iowa State 4 44 37 6 87 21.8
53 Western Kentucky 5 53 48 7 108 21.6
54 Central Michigan 4 36 45 5 86 21.5
55 Ohio State 5 64 40 3 107 21.4
55 San Diego State 5 59 38 10 107 21.4
57 Boise State 4 31 46 8 85 21.3
58 Penn State 5 40 60 6 106 21.2
58 Western Michigan 5 34 64 8 106 21.2
60 Georgia Tech 5 75 23 7 105 21.0
60 Duke 5 34 62 9 105 21.0
60 Kentucky 5 31 63 11 105 21.0
60 Washington State 5 18 70 17 105 21.0
60 Kansas 4 40 38 6 84 21.0
65 LSU 5 56 42 6 104 20.8
65 UNLV 5 39 49 16 104 20.8
65 UAB 4 27 43 13 83 20.8
68 UTSA 3 28 32 2 62 20.7
69 Arkansas 5 40 52 11 103 20.6
70 UCF 4 41 38 3 82 20.5
70 USC 4 26 46 10 82 20.5
72 South Florida 5 47 49 6 102 20.4
72 Utah State 5 46 50 6 102 20.4
72 Michigan State 5 31 65 6 102 20.4
75 Alabama 5 51 47 3 101 20.2
75 South Carolina 5 48 49 4 101 20.2
75 Bowling Green 5 39 53 9 101 20.2
78 California 5 39 53 8 100 20.0
79 Navy 4 53 20 6 79 19.8
79 Rutgers 4 24 44 11 79 19.8
81 New Mexico State 5 27 58 13 98 19.6
82 Mississippi State 4 35 37 6 78 19.5
82 Kent State 4 33 39 6 78 19.5
84 Iowa 5 51 40 6 97 19.4
85 Florida 4 41 30 6 77 19.3
86 Virginia 5 31 61 4 96 19.2
87 Minnesota 5 39 47 9 95 19.0
87 Notre Dame 4 36 33 7 76 19.0
87 Michigan 4 35 38 3 76 19.0
87 TCU 4 33 38 5 76 19.0
91 New Mexico 5 71 16 7 94 18.8
91 Florida International 5 41 44 9 94 18.8
91 East Carolina 5 33 53 8 94 18.8
94 Virginia Tech 5 42 47 4 93 18.6
94 UTEP 5 37 47 9 93 18.6
96 Buffalo 4 39 27 8 74 18.5
96 Wyoming 4 30 36 8 74 18.5
96 Texas State 4 29 38 7 74 18.5
96 SMU 4 20 48 6 74 18.5
100 Colorado State 5 30 56 5 91 18.2
101 Louisiana-Lafayette 4 30 36 5 71 17.8
101 Washington 4 29 33 9 71 17.8
103 North Texas 5 46 35 7 88 17.6
103 Illinois 5 35 50 3 88 17.6
103 Colorado 5 28 50 10 88 17.6
106 Wake Forest 5 37 44 6 87 17.4
107 Southern Mississippi 4 46 18 5 69 17.3
107 Utah 4 24 38 7 69 17.3
109 Massachusetts 5 31 51 4 86 17.2
110 Wisconsin 5 35 42 8 85 17.0
110 Vanderbilt 4 33 33 2 68 17.0
110 Hawai'i 4 27 32 9 68 17.0
110 Stanford 4 24 36 8 68 17.0
114 South Alabama 5 36 39 9 84 16.8
115 Maryland 4 24 36 6 66 16.5
116 Missouri 5 34 45 3 82 16.4
117 Memphis 4 34 29 2 65 16.3
118 Connecticut 5 19 53 5 77 15.4
119 Idaho 5 23 46 7 76 15.2
120 Florida Atlantic 5 32 39 4 75 15.0
120 Auburn 4 31 26 3 60 15.0
122 Tulane 4 10 35 10 55 13.8
123 Eastern Michigan 4 25 25 4 54 13.5
124 Temple 3 17 15 5 37 12.3