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Week 6 college football Five Factors box scores

Michigan State toyed with CMU, Baylor and WVU each got a little lucky, and look at you, Georgia Southern!

Utah v Stanford
Always be closing (drives), Stanford.
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This week’s Five Factors box scores are up! Check out all the results here. Week 6’s superior performances in each category are below.

Top 5 success rate margins (vs. FBS)

  1. New Mexico (+47% vs. UNLV)
  2. Memphis (+44% vs. UConn)
  3. Clemson (+36% vs. Wake Forest)
  4. Ole Miss (+35% vs. ULM)
  5. Michigan (+32% vs. Maryland)

Man ... UNLV was playing a backup quarterback, but New Mexico absolutely drubbed the Rebels.

Top 5 yards per play margins (vs. FBS)

  1. Clemson (+6.8 vs. Wake Forest)
  2. Memphis (+6.3 vs. UConn)
  3. Ole Miss (+5.9 vs. ULM)
  4. Alabama (+5.1 vs. Arkansas)
  5. New Mexico (+3.5 vs. UNLV)

It, uh, appears Clemson responded pretty well to the scare against Syracuse last week.

Top 5 field position margins (vs. FBS)

  1. Toledo (+22.1 vs. BGSU)
  2. Georgia Southern (+20.2 vs. South Alabama)
  3. SJSU (+19.1 vs. Colorado State)
  4. Hawaii (+17.2 vs. Wyoming)
  5. Memphis (+14.6 vs. UConn)

Field position very much came in handy for Toledo in a game that was much closer than expected.

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

  1. Clemson (+6.0 vs. Wake Forest)
  2. Ole Miss (+5.8 vs. ULM)
  3. Temple (+5.0 vs. ECU)
  4. Fresno State (+4.3 vs. Nevada)
  5. Utah (+3.6 vs. Stanford)

Stanford created two more scoring opportunities than Utah and lost by 19. That’s tough to do.

Top 5 turnovers luck margins (vs. FBS)

  1. Indiana (+3.5 vs. Ohio State)
  2. Buffalo (+2.9 vs. CMU)
  3. Tulsa (+2.8 vs. Houston)
  4. Illinois (+2.6 vs. Rutgers)
  5. Arizona (+2.6 vs. California)

Translation: Indiana had a turnover margin that was +3.5 ahead of where national averages suggest it should have been. As each turnover is worth approximately five points, that means the Hoosiers enjoyed about a 17- to 18-point boost thanks to turnovers luck. It helped them cover the spread, at least.