Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game.
Whether the stats are historic, advanced or just an observation from a box score, Athlon Sports brings the most intriguing, important, historic and bizarre stats from around the weekend of college football action:
10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 5
65: Average Yards by Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott’s on Touchdown Runs Against Indiana
When Ohio State needed a big play against Indiana, quarterback Cardale Jones simply handed the ball to Elliott. The junior carried the offense in the 34-27 win over the Hoosiers, recording 274 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries. Elliott scored three times in the second half, averaging a ridiculous 65 yards on the three touchdown runs. After five weeks, Elliott is tied for first nationally with four rushing plays of 50 yards or more.
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28: Alabama’s Margin of Victory Over Georgia
A 28-point margin of victory isn’t much of a surprise for Alabama under coach Nick Saban. However, the 28-point margin of victory against Georgia was the biggest in school history on the road against a top-10 team. The Crimson Tide thoroughly dominated the Bulldogs on both sides of the ball and scored a touchdown on a blocked punt. Quarterback Jake Coker was an efficient 11 of 16 for 190 yards, running back Derrick Henry chipped in 148 yards on 26 carries, while the defense limited Georgia to just 4.3 yard