Inside The Numbers: Bowls Edition

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Team Statistics (Ranking Out Of 124 FBS Teams)

Rushing Offense

  • Best in a BCS bowl game: Oregon – 323.25 YPG (3rd)
  • Best in a non-BCS bowl game: Air Force – 328.75 YPG (2nd)
  • Best not in a bowl game: Army – 369.83 YPG (1st) (2-10 record)
  • Worst in a BCS bowl game: Louisville – 127.08 YPG (100th)
  • Worst in a non-BCS bowl game: North Carolina State – 116.92 YPG (109th)

Passing Offense

  • Best in a BCS bowl game: Louisville – 298.58 YPG (24th)
  • Best in a non-BCS bowl game: Texas Tech – 361.92 YPG (2nd)
  • Best not in a bowl game: Marshall – 365.08 YPG (1st) (5-7 record)
  • Worst in a BCS bowl game: Florida – 143.92 YPG (118th)
  • Worst in a non-BCS bowl game: Air Force – 107.17 YPG (122nd)

Total Offense

  • Best in a BCS bowl game: Oregon – 550.08 YPG (4th)
  • Best in a non-BCS bowl game: Baylor – 578.75 YPG (1st)
  • Best not in a bowl game: Louisiana Tech – 577.92 YPG (2nd) (9-3 record, declined bowl bid)
  • Worst in a BCS bowl game: Florida – 338.42 YPG (103rd)
  • Worst in a non-BCS bowl game: Minnesota – 317.5 YPG (114th)

Scoring Offense

  • Best in a BCS bowl game: Oregon – 50.83 PPG (2nd)
  • Best in a non-BCS bowl game: Texas A&M – 44.75 PPG (3rd)
  • Best not in a bowl game: Louisiana Tech – 51.5 PPG (1st) (9-3 record, declined bowl bid)
  • Worst in a BCS bowl game: Florida and Notre Dame – 26.75 PPG (T-75th)
  • Worst in a non-BCS bowl game: Michigan State – 20.25 PPG (109th)

Rushing Defense

  • Best in a BCS bowl game: Alabama – 79.77 YPG (1st)
  • Best in a non-BCS bowl game: BYU – 84.25 YPG (2nd)
  • Best not in a bowl game: Connecticut – 97.92 YPG (7th) (5-7 record)
  • Worst in a BCS bowl game: Louisville – 151.08 YPG (53rd)
  • Worst in a non-BCS bowl game: Nevada – 213.17 YPG (113th)

Passing Defense

  • Best in a BCS bowl game: Florida State – 160.77 YPG (3rd)
  • Best in a non-BCS bowl game: Nebraska – 148.23 YPG (1st)
  • Best not in a bowl game: Hawaii – 182.75 YPG (14th) (3-9 record)
  • Worst in a BCS bowl game: Kansas State – 255.33 YPG (93rd)
  • Worst in a non-BCS bowl game: West Virginia – 327.08 YPG (123rd)

Total Defense

  • Best in a BCS bowl game: Alabama – 246 YPG (1st)
  • Best in a non-BCS bowl game: BYU – 266.33 YPG (3rd)
  • Best not in a bowl game: Connecticut – 309.92 YPG (10th) (5-7 record)
  • Worst in a BCS bowl game: Oregon – 381.75 YPG (48th)
  • Worst in a non-BCS bowl game: Baylor – 513.92 YPG (123rd)

Scoring Defense

  • Best in a BCS bowl game: Notre Dame – 10.33 PPG (1st)
  • Best in a non-BCS bowl game: Rutgers – 14.25 PPG (4th)
  • Best not in a bowl game: Penn State – 19.08 PPG (20th) (8-4 record, on probation)
  • Worst in a BCS bowl game: Louisville – 23.83 PPG (T-37th)
  • Worst in a non-BCS bowl game: Baylor – 38.17 PPG (118th)

Best/Worst Bowl Matchups

Rushing Offense

  • Best in a BCS bowl game: Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Kansas State and Oregon combine for 522.42 YPG)
  • Best in a non-BCS bowl game: Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (Air Force and Rice combine for 530 YPG)
  • Worst in a BCS bowl game: Allstate Sugar Bowl (Florida and Louisville combine for 321.58 YPG)
  • Worst in a non-BCS bowl game: Military Bowl (Bowling Green and San Jose State combine for 281.59 YPG)

Passing Offense

  • Best in a BCS bowl game: Discover Orange Bowl (Florida State and Northern Illinois combine for 498.93 YPG)
  • Best in a non-BCS bowl game: AT&T Cotton Bowl (Oklahoma and Texas A&M combine for 658.58 YPG)
  • Worst in a BCS bowl game: Rose Bowl Game Presented By Vizio (Stanford and Wisconsin combine for 366.08 YPG)
  • Worst in a non-BCS bowl game: Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (Air Force and Rice combine for 327 YPG)

Total Offense

  • Best in a BCS bowl game: Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Kansas State and Oregon combine for 961.33 YPG)
  • Best in a non-BCS bowl game: AT&T Cotton Bowl (Oklahoma and Texas A&M combine for 1,058.25 YPG)
  • Worst in a BCS bowl game: Allstate Sugar Bowl (Florida and Louisville combine for 764.09 YPG)
  • Worst in a non-BCS bowl game: Russell Athletic Bowl (Rutgers and Virginia Tech combine for 732.91 YPG)

Scoring Offense

  • Best in a BCS bowl game: Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Kansas State and Oregon combine for 91.5 PPG)
  • Best in a non-BCS bowl game: AT&T Cotton Bowl (Oklahoma and Texas A&M combine for 85 PPG)
  • Worst in a BCS bowl game: Allstate Sugar Bowl (Florida and Louisville combine for 57.75 PPG)
  • Worst in a non-BCS bowl game: Russell Athletic Bowl (Rutgers and Virginia Tech combine for 48.5 PPG)

Rushing Defense

  • Best in a BCS bowl game: Discover BCS National Championship (Alabama and Notre Dame combine for 172.19 YPG)
  • Best in a non-BCS bowl game: Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (Michigan State and TCU combine for 203.5 YPG)
  • Worst in a BCS bowl game: Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Kansas State and Oregon combine for 265.17 YPG)
  • Worst in a non-BCS bowl game: Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Arizona and Nevada combine for 402.92 YPG)

Passing Defense

  • Best in a BCS bowl game: Discover BCS National Championship (Alabama and Notre Dame combine for 360.65 YPG)
  • Best in a non-BCS bowl game: Capital One Bowl (Georgia and Nebraska combine for 321.69 YPG)
  • Worst in a BCS bowl game: Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Kansas State and Oregon combine for 491.08 YPG)
  • Worst in a non-BCS bowl game: Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl (Baylor and UCLA combine for 578.46 YPG)

Total Defense

  • Best in a BCS bowl game: Discover BCS National Championship (Alabama and Notre Dame combine for 532.83 YPG)
  • Best in a non-BCS bowl game: Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (Michigan State and TCU combine for 605.25 YPG)
  • Worst in a BCS bowl game: Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Kansas State and Oregon combine for 756.25 YPG)
  • Worst in a non-BCS bowl game: Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl (Baylor and UCLA combine for 923.84 YPG)

Scoring Defense

  • Best in a BCS bowl game: Discover BCS National Championship (Alabama and Notre Dame combine for 21.02 PPG)
  • Best in a non-BCS bowl game: Outback Bowl (Michigan and South Carolina combine for 36.17 PPG)
  • Worst in a BCS bowl game: Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Kansas State and Oregon combine for 43.08 PPG)
  • Worst in a non-BCS bowl game: Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Arizona and Nevada combine for 66.75 PPG)

Player Statistics

Rushing

  • Best in a BCS bowl game: Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois – 136.23 YPG (4th)
  • Best in a non-BCS bowl game: Ka’Deem Carey, Arizona – 146.42 YPG (1st)
  • Best not in a bowl game: Giovani Bernard, North Carolina – 122.8 YPG (11th)

Passing

  • Best in a BCS bowl game: Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville – 287.67 YPG (18th)
  • Best in a non-BCS bowl game: Nick Florence, Baylor – 343.42 YPG (3rd)
  • Best not in a bowl game: Rakeem Cato, Marshall – 350.08 YPG (1st)

Receiving

  • Best in a BCS bowl game: Martel Moore, Northern Illinois – 81.08 YPG (39th)
  • Best in a non-BCS bowl game: Terrance Williams, Baylor – 147 YPG (1st)
  • Best not in a bowl game: Quinton Patton, Louisiana Tech – 116 YPG (4th)

All-Purpose

  • Best in a BCS bowl game: Kenjon Barner, Oregon – 154.67 YPG (19th)
  • Best in a non-BCS bowl game: Antonio Andrews, Western Kentucky – 248.08 YPG (1st)
  • Best not in a bowl game: Giovani Bernard, North Carolina – 198.1 YPG (4th)

Scoring

  • Best in a BCS bowl game: Collin Klein, Kansas State and Kenjon Barner, Oregon – 11 PPG (T-6th)
  • Best in a non-BCS bowl game: Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State – 11.67 PPG (2nd)
  • Best not in a bowl game: Kenneth Dixon, Louisiana Tech – 14 PPG (1st)

Tackles

  • Best in a BCS bowl game: Mike Taylor, Wisconsin – 9.23 TPG (T-39th)
  • Best in a non-BCS bowl game: Dan Molls, Toledo – 13.83 TPG (1st)
  • Best not in a bowl game: Marvin Burdette, UAB – 13.08 TPG (2nd)

Sacks

  • Best in a BCS bowl game: Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame and Bjoern Werner, Florida State – 1 SPG (T-7th)
  • Best in a non-BCS bowl game: Quanterus Smith, Western Kentucky – 1.25 SPG (1st)
  • Best not in a bowl game: Trevardo Williams, Connecticut – .96 SPG (T-11th)

Interceptions

  • Best in a BCS bowl game: Manti Te’o, Notre Dame – .58 IPG (T-3rd)
  • Best in a non-BCS bowl game: Phillip Thomas, Fresno State – .67 IPG (1st)
  • Best not in a bowl game: D. J. Hayden, Houston – .44 IPG (10th)

Punting

  • Best in a BCS bowl game: Kyle Christy, Florida – 46.1 YPP (6th)
  • Best in a non-BCS bowl game: Riley Stephenson, BYU – 47.31 YPP (2nd)
  • Best not in a bowl game: Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech – 48.04 YPP (1st)

Punt Returns

  • Best in a BCS bowl game: Rashad Greene, Florida State – 15.35 YPR (2nd)
  • Best in a non-BCS bowl game: Ace Sanders, South Carolina – 14.52 YPR (3rd)
  • Best not in a bowl game: Giovani Bernard, North Carolina – 16.44 YPR (1st)

Kickoff Returns

  • Best in a BCS bowl game: Tyler Lockett, Kansas State – 33.31 YPR (2nd)
  • Best in a non-BCS bowl game: Quincy McDuffie, Central Florida – 34.24 YPR (1st)
  • Best not in a bowl game: Duke Johnson, Miami (FL) – 33.04 YPR (3rd)
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