Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

2017 FEI RATINGS, OFFENSE

Updated through 10/15 games

FEI is a college football rating system based on opponent-adjusted drive efficiency. Approximately 20,000 possessions are contested annually in FBS vs. FBS games. First-half clock-kills and end-of-game garbage drives and scores are filtered out. Offensive Efficiency (OE) is the value generated per drive by a team's offense adjusted for starting field position. OFEI is offensive efficiency adjusted for the strength of opponent defenses faced.

Offensive Drive Success rate (ODS) is the percentage of offensive drives that generate value greater than the starting field position value of the drive. Available Yards percentage (OAY) is the total number of yards earned by the offense divided by the number of yards available to be earned based on starting field position. First Down Rate (OFD) is the percentage of offensive drives that result in a touchdown or at least one first down. Touchdown Rate (OTD) is the percentage of offensive drives that result in a touchdown. Touchdown Rate After First Down (OTF) is the percentage touchdowns scored on offensive drives that earn at least one first down. Turnover Rate (OTO) is the percentage of offensive drives that result in a fumble or interception.

OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
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ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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1 Oklahoma State 5-1 4.35 4.68 1 .707 1 .787 1 .948 1 .569 1 .600 3 .138 89
2 Oklahoma 5-1 4.08 4.01 4 .574 4 .684 3 .820 5 .475 4 .580 5 .098 53
3 Ohio State 6-1 4.02 4.11 3 .615 2 .686 2 .831 4 .523 2 .630 2 .046 7
4 Central Florida 5-0 3.68 4.13 2 .563 5 .670 4 .813 9 .521 3 .641 1 .083 36
5 Notre Dame 5-1 3.47 2.94 21 .411 26 .489 45 .712 63 .356 23 .500 17 .096 48
6 Army 4-2 3.35 3.40 7 .458 18 .590 9 .813 10 .417 7 .513 12 .083 34
7 Arizona 3-2 3.35 3.39 9 .537 6 .633 5 .796 14 .389 14 .488 20 .148 99
8 Georgia 6-0 3.33 3.28 11 .525 7 .548 21 .672 86 .393 13 .585 4 .082 31
9 Alabama 7-0 3.27 3.43 6 .515 8 .613 6 .788 19 .424 6 .538 7 .030 1
10 West Virginia 3-2 3.23 3.66 5 .500 10 .579 12 .887 2 .435 5 .491 19 .065 15
11 Stanford 5-2 3.17 3.30 10 .479 13 .593 8 .789 17 .380 15 .482 23 .085 37
12 Washington 5-1 3.13 3.40 8 .574 3 .585 10 .815 7 .407 10 .500 15 .056 12
13 North Carolina State 5-1 3.13 3.13 16 .485 12 .569 16 .765 29 .353 26 .462 32 .044 6
14 Louisville 3-3 3.10 2.93 23 .411 25 .553 19 .753 35 .356 22 .473 25 .137 86
15 TCU 5-0 3.07 3.18 14 .491 11 .548 20 .772 27 .404 11 .523 11 .123 68
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
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ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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16 Texas Tech 3-2 3.03 3.13 15 .463 17 .547 22 .731 51 .373 16 .510 14 .090 40
17 Miami 4-0 2.99 2.83 28 .408 28 .496 39 .755 32 .306 46 .405 50 .061 14
18 USC 6-1 2.95 2.65 41 .365 53 .526 28 .788 18 .341 29 .433 42 .176 119
19 SMU 3-2 2.95 3.24 12 .475 15 .585 11 .820 6 .393 12 .480 24 .066 16
20 Clemson 6-1 2.92 2.89 26 .377 43 .517 31 .792 15 .338 33 .426 44 .091 44
21 UCLA 3-3 2.91 3.10 17 .507 9 .576 13 .746 41 .408 9 .547 6 .183 125
22 Penn State 6-0 2.90 2.93 22 .431 22 .561 18 .785 21 .354 25 .451 35 .077 22
23 Georgia Tech 2-2 2.82 2.99 19 .455 19 .566 17 .750 37 .364 18 .485 22 .182 123
24 Mississippi State 3-2 2.81 2.52 49 .375 45 .502 35 .708 66 .313 40 .441 40 .125 75
25 Air Force 1-4 2.78 2.67 38 .397 32 .473 53 .776 26 .345 27 .444 37 .155 105
26 Wisconsin 6-0 2.77 2.82 29 .410 27 .533 24 .770 28 .361 20 .468 29 .180 122
27 Tulsa 2-5 2.76 2.90 25 .397 30 .517 32 .781 23 .356 21 .456 34 .082 32
28 Arizona State 3-3 2.74 2.64 43 .352 57 .469 55 .732 50 .296 52 .404 52 .056 13
29 Arkansas 1-4 2.69 2.15 74 .340 63 .404 89 .604 112 .283 55 .469 28 .094 47
30 Virginia 4-1 2.69 2.51 51 .333 68 .462 61 .614 110 .298 51 .486 21 .070 18
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
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ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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31 Iowa 4-2 2.68 2.41 55 .319 73 .433 74 .594 115 .304 49 .512 13 .159 108
32 Navy 5-1 2.68 3.19 13 .471 16 .572 14 .779 25 .412 8 .528 9 .162 112
33 Iowa State 3-2 2.66 2.52 48 .417 24 .481 47 .717 59 .300 50 .419 46 .067 17
34 Louisiana Monroe 3-3 2.62 2.95 20 .442 21 .501 37 .675 84 .364 19 .538 8 .052 11
35 North Texas 3-2 2.62 2.69 37 .373 47 .513 33 .695 75 .305 48 .439 41 .119 65
36 Florida Atlantic 2-3 2.61 2.72 33 .390 36 .447 67 .644 102 .339 30 .526 10 .051 9
37 LSU 4-2 2.60 2.38 58 .317 75 .474 51 .750 40 .250 66 .333 80 .100 54
38 UNLV 2-3 2.59 2.54 47 .373 51 .465 57 .725 57 .314 39 .432 43 .098 51
39 Colorado State 4-2 2.54 3.05 18 .475 14 .594 7 .836 3 .328 37 .392 55 .115 61
40 Mississippi 2-3 2.54 2.11 77 .345 61 .444 70 .691 78 .236 77 .342 76 .091 43
41 Auburn 4-2 2.53 2.72 34 .400 29 .492 42 .800 12 .338 32 .423 45 .077 23
42 Colorado 3-3 2.50 2.86 27 .393 34 .527 27 .787 20 .311 42 .396 54 .082 30
43 Toledo 4-1 2.46 2.77 30 .443 20 .572 15 .803 11 .311 41 .388 57 .033 3
44 Indiana 2-3 2.45 1.83 96 .250 107 .374 102 .618 109 .221 87 .357 71 .118 64
45 Western Michigan 3-3 2.41 2.46 53 .378 42 .490 43 .784 22 .311 43 .397 53 .081 27
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
Rk
ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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46 Georgia State 3-1 2.40 2.72 32 .368 52 .532 25 .789 16 .289 54 .367 66 .132 80
47 Maryland 2-3 2.35 1.86 94 .271 96 .376 100 .627 106 .237 76 .378 59 .085 38
48 Florida 3-3 2.30 2.14 75 .275 94 .397 94 .667 93 .217 89 .326 86 .116 62
49 New Mexico State 3-4 2.29 2.51 50 .345 62 .474 52 .701 72 .310 44 .443 39 .161 110
50 Ohio 4-2 2.28 2.59 45 .397 31 .477 48 .726 55 .342 28 .472 26 .151 101
51 Nebraska 3-4 2.28 1.91 86 .316 76 .428 76 .684 81 .250 68 .365 69 .158 107
52 Arkansas State 2-2 2.28 2.69 35 .373 50 .490 44 .725 56 .333 35 .459 33 .157 106
53 UTSA 2-2 2.27 2.69 36 .395 33 .546 23 .814 8 .256 65 .314 91 .047 8
54 Louisiana Lafayette 2-3 2.27 2.66 40 .387 40 .475 50 .758 31 .355 24 .468 30 .129 76
55 UAB 3-2 2.26 2.74 31 .379 41 .465 58 .655 97 .328 38 .500 18 .052 10
56 Oregon 3-3 2.26 2.18 70 .321 71 .400 92 .667 91 .309 45 .463 31 .136 84
57 Washington State 5-1 2.25 2.39 57 .389 37 .482 46 .750 38 .292 53 .389 56 .153 103
58 Wake Forest 3-2 2.25 1.89 89 .295 85 .372 105 .590 118 .197 96 .333 83 .033 4
59 Buffalo 2-4 2.24 2.44 54 .377 44 .466 56 .727 54 .273 60 .375 60 .091 41
60 East Carolina 1-5 2.23 2.07 79 .323 69 .424 79 .631 105 .231 82 .366 68 .123 71
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
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ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
Rk
OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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61 Purdue 3-3 2.22 2.25 64 .318 74 .455 65 .712 64 .273 61 .383 58 .136 85
62 Syracuse 3-3 2.21 2.23 66 .338 66 .477 49 .753 36 .234 80 .310 92 .091 42
63 Florida State 2-3 2.20 1.66 105 .259 103 .406 88 .672 85 .138 122 .205 125 .138 90
64 Minnesota 3-3 2.19 2.30 61 .338 64 .462 60 .754 34 .277 56 .367 65 .123 69
65 Vanderbilt 2-4 2.19 1.98 85 .254 106 .330 119 .540 127 .222 86 .412 47 .079 24
66 Virginia Tech 4-1 2.18 2.49 52 .387 39 .504 34 .742 45 .274 58 .370 64 .081 26
67 Cincinnati 1-5 2.17 1.65 106 .266 99 .369 108 .594 117 .172 113 .289 101 .141 95
68 South Florida 5-0 2.17 2.91 24 .429 23 .523 29 .730 52 .365 17 .500 16 .032 2
69 Boise State 4-2 2.14 1.86 93 .279 90 .399 93 .706 69 .250 67 .354 72 .103 57
70 Texas A&M 4-2 2.14 2.20 68 .321 70 .413 84 .667 90 .247 70 .370 63 .074 21
71 Northwestern 3-3 2.12 1.99 83 .296 84 .403 91 .676 83 .239 75 .354 73 .183 124
72 Hawaii 2-4 2.11 2.65 42 .350 58 .529 26 .750 39 .333 34 .444 38 .117 63
73 Tulane 2-3 2.09 2.60 44 .354 56 .470 54 .708 67 .333 36 .471 27 .083 33
74 Memphis 4-1 2.07 2.66 39 .387 38 .519 30 .758 30 .339 31 .447 36 .161 111
75 San Diego State 5-1 2.07 2.19 69 .294 86 .440 72 .706 68 .235 79 .333 82 .044 5
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
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ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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76 Missouri 0-5 2.07 1.53 115 .302 81 .370 107 .660 96 .170 114 .257 112 .151 102
77 Kansas State 2-3 2.06 2.03 82 .278 92 .421 81 .741 46 .222 83 .300 97 .074 20
78 Fresno State 3-2 2.06 2.21 67 .306 79 .431 75 .714 62 .245 73 .343 75 .082 29
79 Kentucky 4-1 2.04 1.98 84 .302 82 .403 90 .698 74 .222 85 .318 88 .079 25
80 South Carolina 5-2 2.03 2.26 63 .319 72 .452 66 .694 76 .236 78 .340 78 .083 35
81 Michigan State 5-1 2.02 1.82 98 .288 88 .440 71 .742 44 .242 74 .327 85 .167 116
82 Louisiana Tech 2-3 2.00 2.07 80 .393 35 .445 68 .714 60 .196 97 .275 108 .107 58
83 Duke 3-3 2.00 1.86 95 .274 95 .425 78 .740 47 .178 106 .241 119 .110 60
84 Connecticut 1-4 1.99 2.40 56 .375 46 .501 36 .714 61 .268 63 .375 61 .125 74
85 Coastal Carolina 1-4 1.98 2.56 46 .373 49 .456 64 .746 42 .305 47 .409 48 .102 55
86 Pittsburgh 1-5 1.97 1.86 91 .281 89 .374 101 .594 116 .203 95 .342 77 .094 45
87 Texas 3-3 1.95 2.13 76 .356 55 .437 73 .685 80 .247 71 .360 70 .110 59
88 Boston College 3-4 1.94 1.58 111 .204 122 .350 117 .704 70 .173 110 .246 117 .102 56
89 North Carolina 1-6 1.92 1.72 102 .265 100 .348 118 .602 113 .205 91 .340 79 .120 67
90 Utah 3-2 1.91 2.16 73 .373 48 .493 41 .780 24 .220 88 .283 103 .169 117
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
Rk
ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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91 Houston 4-2 1.88 2.35 60 .348 59 .500 38 .797 13 .275 57 .345 74 .159 109
92 Nevada 1-5 1.87 2.18 71 .292 87 .444 69 .667 92 .250 69 .375 62 .125 72
93 Oregon State 0-6 1.87 1.59 110 .254 104 .415 83 .730 53 .175 109 .239 121 .206 128
94 Tennessee 2-3 1.86 1.54 114 .246 110 .358 114 .574 122 .164 117 .286 102 .131 79
95 Appalachian State 3-2 1.83 1.79 99 .250 108 .374 103 .672 88 .203 93 .302 95 .094 46
96 Troy 3-2 1.83 1.89 88 .305 80 .412 85 .610 111 .186 104 .306 94 .136 83
97 California 3-3 1.82 1.66 104 .260 102 .384 98 .644 103 .192 98 .298 98 .164 114
98 Michigan 5-1 1.82 1.69 103 .269 97 .397 95 .692 77 .167 115 .241 120 .141 96
99 Florida International 3-2 1.81 2.09 78 .306 78 .461 62 .755 33 .204 92 .270 109 .163 113
100 Akron 3-3 1.77 1.82 97 .219 117 .358 113 .672 89 .203 94 .302 96 .141 94
101 Miami (OH) 1-5 1.76 2.05 81 .333 67 .493 40 .725 58 .232 81 .320 87 .130 78
102 Massachusetts 0-6 1.75 2.28 62 .338 65 .426 77 .662 95 .270 62 .408 49 .081 28
103 Ball State 1-4 1.71 1.89 87 .278 93 .408 87 .704 71 .222 84 .316 90 .148 100
104 Southern Mississippi 3-2 1.71 2.16 72 .308 77 .412 86 .646 100 .262 64 .405 51 .138 91
105 Eastern Michigan 2-4 1.68 1.76 100 .240 112 .395 96 .667 94 .187 102 .280 105 .120 66
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
Rk
ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
Rk
OTD OTD
Rk
OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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106 Baylor 0-5 1.68 1.64 109 .297 83 .368 109 .688 79 .172 112 .250 116 .141 93
107 Western Kentucky 3-2 1.66 2.37 59 .345 60 .464 59 .745 43 .273 59 .366 67 .073 19
108 Bowling Green 1-5 1.58 1.49 116 .250 109 .371 106 .653 99 .167 116 .255 114 .139 92
109 Middle Tennessee 3-4 1.57 1.87 90 .278 91 .420 82 .709 65 .190 100 .268 110 .165 115
110 Marshall 5-1 1.57 2.25 65 .361 54 .459 63 .738 48 .246 72 .333 81 .098 52
111 Kansas 0-5 1.56 1.56 113 .246 111 .358 115 .639 104 .180 105 .282 104 .148 98
112 Northern Illinois 3-2 1.53 1.64 108 .235 113 .358 112 .574 123 .176 108 .308 93 .132 81
113 Rutgers 1-4 1.52 1.32 122 .207 121 .306 124 .586 120 .155 118 .265 111 .190 126
114 Illinois 2-4 1.50 1.48 118 .254 105 .373 104 .619 108 .143 120 .231 122 .175 118
115 New Mexico 2-3 1.50 1.86 92 .262 101 .422 80 .672 87 .213 90 .317 89 .180 121
116 Central Michigan 2-4 1.43 1.73 101 .233 115 .366 110 .575 121 .192 99 .333 84 .137 87
117 Wyoming 3-2 1.40 1.57 112 .212 120 .355 116 .596 114 .173 111 .290 100 .096 49
118 Georgia Southern 0-4 1.36 1.33 121 .196 123 .298 127 .569 125 .137 124 .241 118 .098 50
119 Utah State 2-4 1.30 1.41 120 .227 116 .320 121 .627 107 .187 103 .298 99 .133 82
120 Temple 2-4 1.27 1.49 117 .233 114 .385 97 .699 73 .178 107 .255 115 .178 120
OFEI
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Team FBS
Rec
OFEI OE OE
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ODS ODS
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OAY OAY
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OFD OFD
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OTD OTD
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OTF OTF
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OTO OTO
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121 Charlotte 0-6 1.27 1.27 124 .175 126 .311 123 .587 119 .127 125 .216 123 .143 97
122 Idaho 1-4 1.20 1.65 107 .266 98 .379 99 .734 49 .188 101 .255 113 .125 73
123 Old Dominion 1-4 1.18 1.42 119 .190 124 .325 120 .500 130 .138 123 .276 107 .138 88
124 South Alabama 1-4 1.13 1.21 126 .214 119 .300 126 .554 126 .107 127 .194 126 .089 39
125 BYU 0-6 1.09 .79 129 .159 127 .278 128 .571 124 .095 128 .167 128 .254 130
126 Texas State 0-6 1.00 1.32 123 .215 118 .361 111 .646 101 .138 121 .214 124 .154 104
127 UTEP 0-7 .95 1.24 125 .145 128 .273 129 .522 129 .145 119 .278 106 .130 77
128 Kent State 1-5 .87 .73 130 .123 130 .264 130 .538 128 .046 130 .086 130 .123 70
129 San Jose State 0-7 .84 .92 128 .123 129 .305 125 .654 98 .086 129 .132 129 .210 129
130 Rice 1-5 .78 1.09 127 .179 125 .317 122 .679 82 .125 126 .184 127 .196 127