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-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter)
Each week, Athlon will bring college football fans the most interesting, bizarre and thought-provoking statistics from the weekend of action.
335: Number of carries South Carolina sophomore Marcus Lattimore has in 15 career games (the Florida State game was not counted as he left in the first quarter after one rushing attempt). He averages over 22 carries per game in his career.
1,732: Rushing yards in Lattimore's first 15 career games - good for over 115 yards per game for his career. He is currently leading the nation in rushing with 534 yards at a 178 yards/game clip.
27: Total touchdowns scored by Lattimore in his first 15 career games.
40: Number of Sean Renfree completions this weekend in a road win over Boston College — which tied a single-game school record.
12.1: The new NCAA record for team yards per carry in a single game set by Georgia Tech this weekend (50 rushing attempts). The previous record was 11.9 set by Alabama in 1973 against Virginia Tech.
604: New Georgia Tech single game rushing record after the 50-attempt performance against Kansas this weekend. The Jackets also set a school record with 768 total yards of offense as well.
0: Number of Yellow Jacket players who carried the ball at least 10 times this weekend. The team ran the ball 50 times for 604 yards and seven touchdowns.
26.3: Yards per touch in 2011 for Georgia Tech's Orwin Smith. He has 421 yards from scrimmage on 16 total touches. Smith has scored five times already.
17: Number of total completions by Georgia Tech quarterback Tevin Washington so far in 2011. He has 637 yards passing and seven touchdowns on those 17 completions.
2004: The last time the Florida Gators lost to SEC East rival Tennessee Vols. The Gators have won seven straight in the series.
10 and 155: Clemson single-game freshman receptions and receiving yards records set this weekend by dynamic frosh wideout Sammy Watkins.
624: School record for total yards by Clemson against an SEC opponent set by the Tigers this weekend in their 38-24 win over Auburn. It was Clemson's first win over the Tigers since 1951 (0-14).
87: Total offensive snaps in the first half of the Clemson-Auburn game. Six of them came after the offense huddled.
49-0: The halftime score of the Cincinnati-Akron showdown this weekend. The Zips have been outscored 142-17 in 2011 so far.
40-0: Utah outscored BYU 40-0 in the second half of the Holy War this weekend. Utah won 54-10.
31: Number of consecutive non-conference wins for the Wisconsin Badgers.
29: Number of consecuative wins Penn State claims over Temple. It's the longest active streak by any FBS team over another FBS team.
282: Rushing yards by Minnesota quarterback MarQuies Gray in his last two games under center.
1: The number of times both Mississippi State and LSU have been ranked when they played. It took them 105 games before both were ranked for the first time in the 19-6 LSU win on Thursday night.
5: Zach Stoudt interceptions against Vanderbilt in the 30-7 loss in Nashville.
40-2: Kellen Moore's win-loss record as a starter at Boise State. He is five away from Colt McCoy's NCAA record for wins by a starting QB.
107-21: Moore's career touchdown-to-interception ratio in 42 career games for Boise State. Moore threw for 455 yards and five scores in the Broncos' 40-15 win over Toledo.
Nov. 10: The day the NCAA will watch Case Keenum eclipse Timmy Chang's career passing yards record of 17,072 if he maintains his current 2011 pace of 373 yards per game. He has 14,705 career yards.
3,602: Career rushing yards by Oregon's LaMichael James — now two yards ahead of Boston College's Montel Harris as the active NCAA leader in rushing.
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