Brian Fremeau Football Outsiders Staff

Brian Fremeau

Staff Writer
College Analyst
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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FEI Week 12 Ratings

Giles Jackson's 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown was one of many important special teams plays in Michigan's 48-42 triple-overtime win over Rutgers. Brian Fremeau checks the numbers to see if performance in the kicking game has really been that bad in 2020.

November 25, 2:47 pm ET
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November 25, 2:47 pm ET
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FEI Week 11 Ratings

The craziest, most unpredictable college football of our lives has left us with a surprising top four of ... Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, and Ohio State. Brian Fremeau breaks down the numbers to see if the results of 2020 have really been that difficult to forecast.

November 18, 3:04 pm ET
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November 18, 3:04 pm ET
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FEI Week 10 Ratings

Thanks in large part to a fumble-return touchdown by linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish defeated the Clemson Tigers last weekend despite going nearly an hour of game time without an offensive touchdown. Brian Fremeau looks at Notre Dame and other teams that have played with a lead more often than not, and ponders the effects of schedule strength in this strange college football season.

November 11, 10:01 am ET
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November 11, 10:01 am ET
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FEI Week 9 Ratings

Another week in college football, another round of questions about how to handle this bizarre season. How do you evaluate teams such as Wisconsin, that have played only one game? What about Pac-12 and MAC teams that are only just getting started? And what can preseason projections tell us about BYU and LSU?

November 04, 2:25 pm ET
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November 04, 2:25 pm ET
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FEI Week 8 Ratings

Michael Penix and Indiana won a thriller against Penn State on Saturday, but does that really mean they were the better team? Brian Fremeau shows how the Nittany Lions dominated the action for most of the game and will probably be the stronger Big Ten contender going forward.

October 28, 2:43 pm ET
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October 28, 2:43 pm ET
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FEI 2020 Projections

So much has changed in college football over the last few months, and so much of it is difficult to measure. But we can measure the change in each team's schedule. Here are updated FEI projections for all 130 teams (including those not scheduled to play) with mean win projections and odds of making the CFP based on current schedules.

September 09, 10:16 am ET
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September 09, 10:16 am ET
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