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Week 8 Five Factors box scores

Five Factors stats from each game of the college football season’s eighth week.

NCAA Football: Kansas at Texas Christian Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

This week’s Five Factors box scores are up! Check out all the results here. Week 8’s superior performances in each category are below.

Top 5 success rate margins (vs. FBS)

  1. TCU (+40% vs. Kansas)
  2. Alabama (+28% vs. Tennessee)
  3. UMass (+27% vs. Georgia Southern)
  4. Toledo (+25% vs. Akron)
  5. Fresno State (+24% vs. SDSU)

Yeah, TCU shows up a lot here.

Top 5 yards per play margins (vs. FBS)

  1. Missouri (+6.5 vs. Idaho)
  2. TCU (+6.4 vs. Kansas)
  3. Alabama (+4.7 vs. Tennessee)
  4. Penn State (+4.5 vs. Michigan)
  5. Ohio (+4.5 vs. Kent State)

Hey, there are the Horned Frogs again.

Top 5 field position margins (vs. FBS)

  1. Marshall (+16.9 vs. MTSU)
  2. TCU (+16.7 vs. Kansas)
  3. UCF (+16.6 vs. Navy)
  4. Georgia State (+15.6 vs. Troy)
  5. Virginia Tech (+15.2 vs. UNC)

And again.

Top 5 points per scoring opportunity margins (vs. FBS)

  1. Alabama (+5.6 vs. Tennessee)
  2. Washington State (+5.6 vs. Colorado)
  3. TCU (+4.8 vs. Kansas)
  4. Fresno State (+4.4 vs. SDSU)
  5. Mississippi State (+4.0 vs. Kentucky)

And again.

Top 5 turnovers luck margins (vs. FBS)

  1. NIU (+3.6 vs. BGSU)
  2. Arizona State (+2.6 vs. Utah)
  3. Illinois (+2.5 vs. Minnesota)
  4. FAU (+2.3 vs. North Texas)
  5. Notre Dame (+1.8 vs. USC)

Translation: NIU had a turnover margin that was +3.6 ahead of where national averages suggest it should have been. As each turnover is worth approximately five points, that means BGSU suffered about 18 points’ worth of bad turnovers luck. Still lost by 31, though.