Friday, October 21, 2011
Texas Tech most prolific offense since 2002
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Over the past 10 years, Texas Tech has the most passing and total yards of any FBS school, the majority accomplished under former head coach Mike Leach.
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What college has the most passing, rushing and total yards over the last 10 years?
-- asked by @mattCglover
Since 2002, the Texas Tech Red Raiders have thrown for 48,781 yards and accumulated 61,177 total yards, the most in FBS over the past 10 years in both categories. Graham Harrell took part in most of those passing yards, accounting for a school-record 15,793 for his career.
The Navy Midshipmen have the most rushing yards over the past 10 years with 36,956. Kyle Eckel (2,906 from 2002 to 2004) and Ricky Dobbs (2,665 from 2008 to 2010) were the top two rushers for the Midshipmen over this span. Eckel and Dobbs rank fourth and fifth, respectively, in career rushing yards for Navy.
What teams have the most kickoff returns for TDs since 2000?
-- asked by @joetsooner
Since 2000, the Clemson Tigers and Kansas State Wildcats have returned a kickoff 15 times for a touchdown, the most among FBS schools. The Connecticut Huskies and Oklahoma State Cowboys are next on the list with 10 each.
Who has the most wins among SEC schools over the last five years?
-- asked by @notDillonCizzle
The Florida Gators and LSU Tigers each have 47 wins since the start of the 2007 season. The Alabama Crimson Tide is close behind with 45 wins (this reflects vacated games for the Tide). The Vanderbilt Commodores have only 19 wins over the past five years, the fewest among SEC teams.