The 2022 college football season is officially underway. Week 0 featured 11 games on Saturday and while there weren't any must-see matchups on the slate, that doesn't mean these games didn't provide entertainment or excitement, including some impressive quarterback performances.
Culling through the box scores several statistics can be pulled or highlighted that help tell the teal of Week 0. Here are 10 that stood out, along with some other nuggets of information to offer additional context.
5-21: Nebraska's record in one-score games under Scott Frost following the Cornhuskers' heartbreaking 31-28 loss to Northwestern in Dublin, Ireland. Adding to the misery, the Huskers are 10-29 against Power 5 teams and now 15-30 overall during Frost's tenure. But it wasn't all bad...
1: Penalties called on Nebraska in its 31-28 loss to Northwestern. The lone infraction was an offside call on 3rd-and-10 in the opening drive of the third quarter. The Wildcats couldn't capitalize with a shorter third down distance, tossing an incomplete pass, and had to punt. Northwestern was flagged eight times for 65 yards but still won the game.
42,699: Attendance at Aviva Stadium for the Nebraska-Northwestern game. Besides being treated to an exciting, back-and-forth game of American football between the two Big Ten programs, fans were treated to free concessions when the WiFi went down making credit card scanners inoperable. Not surprisingly, the lines to concessions stands grew exponentially as word got out to the point that the stadium reportedly ran out of beer.
190: Rushing yards by UConn running back Nate Carter in the Huskies' 31-20 loss to Utah State. Carter had 20 carries on the day, averaging 9.2 yards per attempt including a long of 52. It was the most rushing yards by a UConn running back since Donald Brown ran for 199 vs. Rutgers in 2006 and the most by a UConn player since quarterback David Pindell had 197 vs USF in 2018.
100: Florida State had three running backs – Treshaun Ward, Trey Benson, Lawrance Toafili – each finish with more than 100 rushing yards in a game for the first time in school history. The trio combined for 333 yards and four touchdowns on 38 carries (8.8 ypc) in the Seminoles' 47-7 rout of FCS Duquesne. Additionally, the team's 406 rushing yards were the most since totaling 478 in a 55-35 victory over USF on Sept. 24, 2016.
84 percent: Completion rate for UNLV quarterback Doug Brumfield in the Rebels' 52-21 win over FCS Idaho State. Brumfield completed 21 of 25 pass attempts for 356 yards and four touchdowns. It was the second-most efficient passing day in program history (minimum 20 attempts), surpassed only by Caleb Herring's 85.7 percent vs. Central Michigan in 2013. Brumfield piled up those numbers in the first half with only completion (for five yards) after halftime as UNLV scored on its first seven possessions to lead 45-7 after two quarters.
63: Vanderbilt's 63-10 beatdown of Hawaii on Saturday night featured the most points in a game for the Commodores since beating Davidson 63-8 in 1969. The offensive explosion featured 601 yards, the most in a game for Vanderbilt since posting 608 in a victory over Tennessee on Nov. 26, 2016.
30: Passing yards allowed by Illinois in its 38-6 win over Wyoming. It marked the first time since Oct. 21, 2017, a 24-17 loss at Minnesota, that the Fighting Illini have held an opponent under 50 passing yards. Illinois' defense did this despite not sacking Cowboys quarterback Andrew Peasley, who went 5-for-20, once. Additionally, the Illini allowed Wyoming to convert just one of its 12 third-down attempts for the game and the Cowboys started out 0-for-11.
5: Touchdown passes by North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye in the Tar Heels' 56-24 win over FCS Florida A&M. Maye's impressive debut included the most touchdown passes in a season opener in program history and the most for a UNC quarterback making his first start.
0: Half of the FBS teams (nine) that played in Week 0 did not record a single sack in their game. All told, the 11 games involving FBS teams on Saturday produced 25 sacks. UNLV and WKU, who each played an FCS time, tied for the most with five sacks each.