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Week 12 Five Factors college football box scores

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NCAA Football: Texas Tech at Iowa State Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Here are your Five Factors numbers for Week 12. Useless embed below, but here’s the direct Google Doc link.

Week 12 Superlatives

Largest Yards Per Play margin (FBS vs. FBS):

  • Florida State vs. Syracuse (+5.4)
  • Colorado State vs. New Mexico (+5.2)
  • Penn State vs. Rutgers (+4.9)
  • Iowa State vs. Texas Tech (+4.6)
  • Appalachian State vs. ULM (+4.4)

Largest Points Per Opportunity margin (FBS vs. FBS):

  • Arkansas State vs. Troy (+6.0)
  • Penn State vs. Rutgers (+4.4)
  • Pitt vs. Duke (+4.4)
  • Western Michigan vs. Buffalo (+4.2)
  • Iowa vs. Illinois (+4.2)

Largest Field Position margin (FBS vs. FBS):

  • BC vs. UConn (+21.2)
  • BYU vs. UMass (+21.0)
  • Boise State vs. UNLV (+19.6)
  • Navy vs. ECU (+19.5)
  • Michigan vs. Indiana (+18.6)

Largest Success Rate margin (FBS vs. FBS):

  • Florida State vs. Syracuse (+38%)
  • Clemson vs. Wake Forest (+33%)
  • Washington vs. Arizona State (+29%)
  • Iowa State vs. Texas Tech (+27%)
  • Western Michigan vs. Buffalo (+27%)

Largest difference between Expected and Actual Turnovers (FBS vs. FBS)

  • Kansas vs. Texas (+3.9)
  • Arkansas State vs. Troy (+3.5)
  • Maryland vs. Nebraska (+3.4)
  • Wisconsin vs. Purdue (+2.7)
  • Georgia Tech vs. Virginia (+2.5)

Nine teams covered the spread by at least 28 points this week, about twice as many as normal. Iowa State’s win over Texas Tech was just about as unexpectedly resounding as humanly possible.