Brian Fremeau Football Outsiders Staff

Brian Fremeau

Staff Writer
College Football
Since 2006
South Bend, IN

BRIAN FREMEAU contributes the Fremeau Efficiency Index (FEI) has been analyzing college football drive stats for Football Outsiders since 2006. More of his findings can be found on his own site, bcftoys.com. A lifelong Fighting Irish fan, Brian can be found every home football Saturday in Notre Dame Stadium. He can be found there every day, in fact, due to his campus facility operations responsibilities. He lives in South Bend, Indiana, with his wife and two daughters.

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Wake Forest Can't Be Stopped

The Demon Deacons scored touchdowns on nine of their first 10 drives in a 70-56 win over Army and are now scoring over 43 points per game. With playmakers such as wide receiver A.T. Perry, could they go undefeated and reach the College Football Playoff?

NCAA Week 8 October 27, 2021, 2:19 pm ET
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NCAA Week 8 October 27, 2021, 2:19 pm ET
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Sooners Rally Punctuates Weekend of Comebacks

Oklahoma trailed Texas 28-7 at the end of the first quarter before inserting freshman quarterback Caleb Williams, who rallied them to a 55-48 win. Brian Fremeau looks at comebacks and asks whether they have any more predictive value than wire-to-wire victories.

NCAA Week 6 October 13, 2021, 3:19 pm ET
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NCAA Week 6 October 13, 2021, 3:19 pm ET
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Georgia Defense is Best Ever* (So Far)

The Arkansas Razorbacks were the latest victims of Nakobe Dean, Derion Kendrick, and a ferocious Georgia defense that has now allowed just 23 points in five games. Brian Fremeau puts the Bulldogs' dominance in perspective and wonders if anyone can stop them from reaching the SEC Championship Game.

NCAA Week 5 October 06, 2021, 2:40 pm ET
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NCAA Week 5 October 06, 2021, 2:40 pm ET
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Can Razorbacks Upset Bulldogs?

Led by Tre' Williams and a ferocious defense that is limiting opponents to 14.5 points per game, the Arkansas Razorbacks have exceeded preseason projections to win each of their first four games, surprising our ratings and Vegas bettors alike. Can they shock the world this weekend with a win in Athens over the also-unbeaten Georgia Bulldogs?

NCAA Week 4 September 29, 2021, 3:18 pm ET
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NCAA Week 4 September 29, 2021, 3:18 pm ET
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Tigers and Other Upset Specialists Seize the Day

Calvin Austin III's wacky punt return touchdown was one of the biggest plays in Memphis' upset of Mississippi State. Brian Fremeau looks back at other schools that pulled off upsets last week, including Western Michigan, San Diego State, Fresno State, and BYU.

NCAA Week 3 September 22, 2021, 2:18 pm ET
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NCAA Week 3 September 22, 2021, 2:18 pm ET
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Defense Carries Hawkeyes

Iowa defensive back Riley Moss already has a pair of pick-sixes this season for a Hawkeyes team that has scored three touchdowns on defense but only four on offense. Brian Fremeau looks back at the history of similar teams and finds that Iowa's offense will need to step up if they are going to win the Big Ten.

NCAA Week 2 September 15, 2021, 3:38 pm ET
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NCAA Week 2 September 15, 2021, 3:38 pm ET
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