Friday, September 28, 2012
Did you know: Week 5
By David Ubben
Time for another round of fun facts, notes and tidbits entering this weekend's slate. As always, all the information in this post is courtesy of ESPN Stats & Info, as well as sports information departments.
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There are only two matchups of undefeated teams in college football this weekend. Both are in the Big 12.
When Geno Smith completes at least 50 percent of his throws 15 yards or longer, West Virginia is 17-0.
When he completes fewer than 50 percent, the Mountaineers are 5-7.
Smith is completing 70 percent of his throws 15 yards or longer, scoring touchdowns on 20 percent of the throws, which have gone for an average of 18.3 yards.
Since the beginning of 2011, Baylor's defense has allowed its five ranked opponents to complete 47.7 percent of their passes at least 15 yards downfield.
When throwing at least 10 yards downfield, Nick Florence is completing just 49 percent of his passes, all against non-AQ opponents this year.
His percentage has dropped in each game this year, starting at 64.7 percent against SMU and dropping to 38.5 percent in last week's win over Louisiana-Monroe.
In two years, Robert Griffin III completed 64 percent of his 159 attempts longer than 10 yards for 28 touchdowns and only two interceptions.
On those same attempts, Florence already has three interceptions in three games, though he's also thrown for eight touchdowns on passes longer than 10 yards.
On throws longer than 10 yards last year, Texas' David Ash completed 33.9 percent of his passes for three touchdowns and five interceptions.
This year, on those same throws, Ash is completing 57.9 percent of his passes for three touchdowns and no interceptions.
Against Ole Miss, Ash was 6-of-8 for 232 yards on throws longer than 10 yards.
Last year against Oklahoma State, Ash was 0-8 on throws longer than 10 yards -- with two interceptions to boot.