Notes & Stats from Week 7

Here's a quick look at some notes and stats that caught my attention from the weekend of college football.


• Florida had 35 rushing attempts against Mississippi State, but only 11 came from the tailbacks — six by Mike Gillislee and five by Jeff Demps.

• Ron English picked up his first win as a head coach as Eastern Michigan rallied to beat Ball State, 41–38, in overtime. It was the Eagles’ first win since November 2008.

• Alabama and Ole Miss combined for 27 first downs. Arkansas had 32 in its loss at Auburn.

• San Diego State picked up the biggest win of the Brady Hoke era, knocking off Air Force, 27–25, at Qualcomm Stadium. The Aztecs are getting great production from freshman tailback Ronnie Hillman, who ranks seventh nationally with 130.8 rushing yards per game.

• Larry Porter’s first season at Memphis is not going well. The Tigers are 1–6 overall and 0–4 in Conference USA after losing at home to Southern Miss, 41–19, Saturday night. Memphis ranks 115th in the nation in total offense and 109th in total defense.

• Nebraska entered the weekend averaging 494.4 yards of offense but only had two drives that went for more than 30 yards against Texas.

• South Carolina’s five second-half drives against Kentucky went like this: punt, punt, punt, punt, interception.
• Louisville tailback Bilal Powell has rushed for 200-plus yards in consecutive games and has topped the 150-yard mark in four of six games.

• East Carolina is 9-of-9 in fourth down conversions this season.

• Rice has given up 13 passing plays of at least 40 yards. No other team has allowed more than eight.

• Marshall has only made one field goal this season (in four attempts).

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