2012 National Leaders First Downs - Games vs. BCS Automatic Qualifying Teams through 01/07/2013

Name G Rush Pass Penalty Total Total/G
1 Nevada 3 55 35 6 96 32.0
1 Troy 2 25 35 4 64 32.0
3 Marshall 2 15 42 2 59 29.5
4 Louisiana-Monroe 3 24 54 10 88 29.3
5 Texas A&M 9 105 133 19 257 28.6
6 Baylor 10 130 133 20 283 28.3
7 Oklahoma 11 89 200 13 302 27.5
8 Arizona 10 123 118 33 274 27.4
9 Oregon 10 154 101 12 267 26.7
10 Clemson 11 132 145 16 293 26.6
11 Ball State 3 33 35 11 79 26.3
12 Air Force 1 16 6 4 26 26.0
13 Army 4 87 13 2 102 25.5
14 Syracuse 12 120 158 23 301 25.1
15 Louisiana Tech 3 22 42 11 75 25.0
15 Ohio 1 9 15 1 25 25.0
17 Oklahoma State 11 109 147 18 274 24.9
18 West Virginia 11 98 152 21 271 24.6
19 Arizona State 11 113 137 18 268 24.4
19 North Carolina 9 82 123 15 220 24.4
21 Texas Tech 10 79 149 14 242 24.2
22 Louisville 10 82 140 12 234 23.4
23 Penn State 10 80 131 22 233 23.3
24 UCLA 12 104 147 26 277 23.1
25 Florida International 2 18 24 4 46 23.0
25 Fresno State 2 16 25 5 46 23.0
27 Florida State 11 115 124 12 251 22.8
28 Kent State 2 23 17 5 45 22.5
28 Rice 2 19 23 3 45 22.5
30 BYU 5 44 59 9 112 22.4
31 Northwestern 12 148 102 17 267 22.3
31 Nebraska 11 128 92 25 245 22.3
31 Oregon State 11 79 143 23 245 22.3
31 Duke 10 68 132 23 223 22.3
35 Georgia Tech 11 189 44 9 242 22.0
35 Arkansas State 2 24 18 2 44 22.0
35 UNLV 2 15 20 9 44 22.0
38 Kansas State 11 120 107 14 241 21.9
39 USC 12 90 136 35 261 21.8
40 Alabama 11 122 107 10 239 21.7
40 Texas 11 101 122 16 239 21.7
42 Notre Dame 11 97 125 16 238 21.6
42 Tennessee 9 66 117 11 194 21.6
42 Washington State 9 29 130 35 194 21.6
45 Middle Tennessee 2 23 16 4 43 21.5
45 UCF 2 16 24 3 43 21.5
47 North Carolina State 11 67 156 11 234 21.3
48 Mississippi 10 87 107 16 210 21.0
48 Arkansas 9 62 109 18 189 21.0
48 Navy 4 59 20 5 84 21.0
48 Toledo 2 24 16 2 42 21.0
48 UAB 2 11 23 8 42 21.0
53 Ohio State 9 113 59 13 185 20.6
53 Mississippi State 9 61 111 13 185 20.6
55 Georgia 11 91 123 10 224 20.4
55 Pittsburgh 10 68 121 15 204 20.4
57 Miami (Florida) 11 64 134 25 223 20.3
58 California 10 90 88 21 199 19.9
58 South Florida 9 77 80 22 179 19.9
58 Indiana 8 42 102 15 159 19.9
61 Boston College 10 50 127 21 198 19.8
62 South Carolina 10 78 99 18 195 19.5
63 Kansas 9 103 57 15 175 19.4
64 Wisconsin 11 131 71 10 212 19.3
64 Cincinnati 9 76 82 16 174 19.3
66 Iowa State 10 80 95 17 192 19.2
67 Stanford 13 106 121 21 248 19.1
67 TCU 11 85 111 14 210 19.1
69 SMU 3 14 37 6 57 19.0
69 Central Michigan 2 10 24 4 38 19.0
69 Hawai'i 1 7 9 3 19 19.0
69 Colorado State 1 6 11 2 19 19.0
73 Virginia Tech 11 86 109 11 206 18.7
73 Tulsa 3 27 21 8 56 18.7
75 Michigan 11 91 89 23 203 18.5
76 Purdue 10 72 99 13 184 18.4
77 Missouri 10 80 95 8 183 18.3
78 Vanderbilt 11 89 90 20 199 18.1
78 Washington 10 72 92 17 181 18.1
80 Western Kentucky 2 13 20 3 36 18.0
80 Akron 1 5 12 1 18 18.0
82 Michigan State 10 66 98 15 179 17.9
83 Florida 10 102 63 13 178 17.8
84 LSU 10 85 79 13 177 17.7
84 Western Michigan 3 16 32 5 53 17.7
86 Virginia 10 78 93 5 176 17.6
86 Colorado 9 55 85 18 158 17.6
88 South Alabama 2 14 19 2 35 17.5
88 Boise State 2 10 21 4 35 17.5
90 Buffalo 3 27 22 3 52 17.3
91 Utah 9 73 70 11 154 17.1
92 Northern Illinois 3 24 20 7 51 17.0
92 Bowling Green 2 13 17 4 34 17.0
94 Minnesota 10 76 75 17 168 16.8
95 Southern Mississippi 2 25 6 2 33 16.5
95 Miami (Ohio) 2 5 25 3 33 16.5
95 Tulane 2 5 20 8 33 16.5
98 Rutgers 9 45 87 16 148 16.4
99 Connecticut 9 37 98 12 147 16.3
99 UTEP 3 17 27 5 49 16.3
101 Illinois 9 66 71 8 145 16.1
102 San Diego State 1 12 3 1 16 16.0
102 Texas State 1 7 8 1 16 16.0
104 Iowa 9 56 71 15 142 15.8
105 Temple 9 71 59 11 141 15.7
106 Maryland 11 68 85 18 171 15.5
106 East Carolina 2 8 21 2 31 15.5
108 Kentucky 9 63 61 15 139 15.4
109 North Texas 2 15 13 2 30 15.0
109 Louisiana-Lafayette 2 10 16 4 30 15.0
109 Wyoming 1 5 8 2 15 15.0
109 New Mexico State 1 4 8 3 15 15.0
109 San Jose State 1 2 13 0 15 15.0
114 Wake Forest 10 56 81 12 149 14.9
115 Utah State 2 14 13 2 29 14.5
116 Houston 1 4 9 1 14 14.0
117 Auburn 9 57 64 4 125 13.9
118 Massachusetts 4 19 27 2 48 12.0
118 New Mexico 2 20 4 0 24 12.0
120 Eastern Michigan 2 10 11 2 23 11.5
120 Idaho 2 7 12 4 23 11.5
122 Florida Atlantic 2 8 12 1 21 10.5
123 Memphis 1 4 5 0 9 9.0