297.8: Top average by freshman QB; sophomore leads RB class-TUE1008

5 THINGS YOU'LL FIND ON THIS POST
1 Top freshman QB averages 297.8 ypg; sophomore RB is top rusher
2 37 quarterbacks average 275-yards plus; conference passing leaders
3 45 QBs have thrown 10-plus TD passes with three tossing 20-plus
4 20 RBs average above 100-yards a game; conference rushing leaders
5 Season leaders in receptions, receiving TDs, total offense, sacks

7

First-year QBs averaging

200-plus yards per game

with leader at 297.8 yards

YARDS PER GAME LEADERS
BY CLASS FOR RBS, QBS
NR-national rank (RBs shaded yellow)
FRESHMEN
YPG PLAYER SCHOOL NR
124.0 Kenny Gainwell Memphis 6
297.8 Hank Bachmeier Boise St. 9
SOPHOMORE
182.8 Chuba Hubbard Okla St. 1
315.6 Brock Purdy Iowa St. 5
JUNIOR
149.0 Jonathan Taylor Wisconsin 2
343.6 Tua Tagovailoa Alabama 3
SENIOR
107.7 Xavier Jones SMU 14
429.2 Anthony Gordon Wash. St. 1

37, 8, 1

There are 37 FBS quarterbacks averaging 275-plus yards per game, 8 above 300, 1 over 400

6

FBS conferences feature QB

with 300-yard averages;

SEC and Big 12 have two

56.4

Yards per game difference between passing leader Anthony Gordon and No. 2 Joe Burrow of LSU

CONFERENCE PASSING LEADERS
NR-national rank
CON YPG QB TM NR
AAC 277.5 Shane Buechele SMU 18
ACC 304.2 Jamie Newman Wake 7
Big 12 315.6 Brock Purdy ISU 5
BTen 288.6 Sean Clifford PSU 14
C-USA 303.0 Jack Abraham SMU 8
MAC 281.4 Drew Plitt BSU 17
MWC 325.8 Cole McDonald HAW 4
Pac-12 429.2 Anthony Gordon WSU 1
SEC 372.8 Joe Burrow LSU 2
Sun 295.2 Kaleb Barker Troy 10
Indep 262.4 Zach Wilson BYU 28

45, 9, 3

45 FBS quarterbacks have thrown

10-plus TDs with 9 having 15-plus and 3 throwing more than 20

  • 23: Tua Tagolvailoa, Alabama

  • 22: Joe Burrow, LSU

  • 22: Anthony Gordon, Wash. St.

  • 18: Justin Fields, Ohio St.

  • 17: Sam Ehlinger, Texas

  • 17: Cole McDonald, Hawaii


6 QBs are averaging more than 300 yards of total offense


13 receivers average more than 100 yards per game; 3 top 120


6 WRs with 8-plus TD catches


5 players with double-digit TDs


9 RBs have gained 600-plus yards; leader has passed 1,000


20, 9, 2

20 RBs average more than

100 yards per game in FBS,

9 over 120 ypg, 2 over 140

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8 of 10 FBS conference rushing leaders in top 10; lowest ranked rusher at No. 24 in nation

CONFERENCE RUSHING LEADERS
NR-national rank
CONF STAT RUSHER TM NR
AAC 124.0 Kenny Gainwell MEM 6
ACC 124.2 AJ Dillon BC 5
Big 12 182.3 Chuba Hubbard OU 1
BTen 149.0 Jonathan Taylor WIS 2
C-USA 120.0 Tre Siggers NTEX 7
MAC 125.6 Bryant Koback TOL 4
MWC 105.8 Charles Williams UNLV 17
Pac-12 98.3 Zack Moss Utah 24
SEC 119.2 Kylin Hill MSU 9
Sun 119.6 Josh Johnson ULM 8
Indep 77.0 Connor Slomka Army 59

17 players with 6 or more sacks with 2 players at 8-plus



Source: ncaa.org