For all you passionate fans, you big-time stats guys, you BTSG's. Here are some notes, nuggets and tidbits of all things College Football. Impress your friends it's time to kickoff!
All is well in Tallahassee. Florida State is on a roll and a lot of it is due to their super frosh. Freshman quarterback Jameis Winston had another big game, throwing for two touchdowns and adding another on the ground. FSU had an easy time and defeated Nevada 62-7. The 62 points is tied for the second highest by the Seminoles since head coach Bobby Bowden retired after the 2009 season. Here are the highest points scored in a game since the legend left his reign.
- 69 points: 2012 vs. Murray State
- 62 points: 2013 vs. Nevada
- 62 points: 2011 vs. Charleston Southern
- 59 points: 2010 vs. Samford
- 55 points: 2012 vs. Savannah State
Since Paul Johnson took charge of the Ramblin’ Wreck, Georgia Tech has mostly been a running team. They still are, but the Yellow Jackets this past weekend actually scored four touchdowns through the air. Vad Lee was the quarterback and he did this rare feat against the Duke Blue Devils. Here are the three times where a quarterback from the Flats has had at least three touchdown passes in a game since 2008.
- Vad Lee: 4 touchdown passes (2013 vs. Duke)
- Tevin Washington: 3 touchdown passes (2012 vs. Duke)
- Tevin Washington: 3 touchdown passes (2011 vs. Western Carolina)
Syracuse had one of its best games in a long time. The Orange had a mixture of offense and defense and shut out the visiting Wagner Seahawks 54- 0. It was only the fourth time since 2000 that Syracuse scored 50 or more points and it was the second time since then that they posted a shutout. Here are all the times both crazy stats have occurred.
- 2000 vs. Buffalo: 63 points
- 2002 vs. Rhode Island: 63 points
- 2013 vs. Wagner: 54 points
- 2002 vs. Virginia Tech: 50 points
- 2013 vs. Wagner: 0 points allowed
- 2005 vs. Buffalo: 0 points allowed
Since we just talked about Syracuse, I guess I have to talk about the other new Atlantic Coast Conference member. Pittsburgh was also successful this past week as the Panthers defeated New Mexico at Heinz Field. The Panthers had a big day on the ground and through the air. One of the players who shined was senior Devin Street. Street ended with five catches for 80 yards. Those five receptions gave him 11 on the season and 162 in his career. The 162 moves him past NFL all-pro wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald into third place on the Panthers’ career list. If he continues his success, the wideout should be the leader by season’s end. Here is the Pittsburgh top five in terms of career receptions.
- Latef Grim: 178 receptions
- Antonio Bryant: 173 receptions
- Devin Street: 162 receptions
- Larry Fitzgerald: 161 receptions
- Dietrich Jells: 160 receptions