Friday, September 14, 2012
CFB fans asked, we answered
By ESPN Stats & Information
Each week, ESPN Stats & Information will answer statistical-related college football questions posed via Twitter (use the hashtag #AskESPNStats). Feel free to send your questions along.
Who is the winningest college football program over the last 15 years? -– asked by @diggitydogg
Going back to 1997, Boise State has the most wins in college football with a record of 156-35. Next up are Virginia Tech and Oklahoma at 150 wins each.
What is Northwestern's academic rank among college football programs? -- asked by @kschwoCHI
In the latest APR rankings that were released in June, Northwestern ranked No. 1 among all FBS teams with a score of 995.
Michigan's Denard Robinson had more total yards (426) than Michigan did as a team (422). Has that ever happened before? -- asked by @WesKinetic
Yes. In fact, Robinson wasn't even the only player to do it last week. Temple's Chris Coyer also did it against Maryland. Since 2004, it's now happened 25 times.
What is the record for season rushing yards by an NCAA QB? Braxton Miller is on pace for a ton! -- asked by @colinb7654
At 170 rushing yards per game, Miller is on pace for the record. But there’s a lot of football left, and Ohio State's schedule only gets more difficult. Denard Robinson holds the record for most rushing yards in a season by a quarterback. He had 1,702 rushing yards in 2010.
How often have two teams from the same conference finished 1-2 in the final rankings? -- asked by @dannypkeeper
In the AP poll it has happened three times: 2011 (Alabama, LSU), 2007 (LSU, Georgia), 1971 (Nebraska, Oklahoma).