Faculty soccer bowl video games: CFP semis and extra, By the Numbers

Published:Mar 9, 202408:36
Faculty soccer bowl video games: CFP semis and extra, By the Numbers

The faculty soccer bowl season is closing with a bang.

The ultimate stretch consists of two epic matchups within the Faculty Soccer Playoff semifinals, because the defending champion and No. 1-ranked Georgia Bulldogs tackle No. 4 Ohio State within the Peach Bowl, whereas No. 2 Michigan and No. 3 TCU meet up within the Fiesta Bowl. The winners of these video games will advance to the nationwide championship sport at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Jan. 9.

However there are another nice video games remaining on the schedule, together with the Vacation Bowl (Wednesday on FOX and the FOX Sports activities app), in addition to the remainder of the NY6.

Listed below are the stats to know for the important thing bowl video games.


Vacation Bowl: No. 15 Oregon (9-3) vs. North Carolina (9-4)
8 p.m. ET on FOX and the FOX Sports activities app

1: That is the primary time these packages have met.

4: Oregon leads the nation with simply 4 sacks allowed and is the one staff to be sacked fewer than seven occasions.

507.8: Oregon is No. 4 within the nation with 507.8 complete yards per sport.

40+: The Geese are one among simply 4 FBS groups to attain 40-plus factors at the least eight occasions, together with Ohio State (9), USC (9) and Tennessee (eight).

42: Oregon QB Bo Nix is tied for third amongst all FBS gamers with 42 complete touchdowns, and his 14 speeding TDs lead all FBS quarterbacks.

20+: UNC has 80 performs that gained 20-plus yards from scrimmage this season, eighth-most in FBS.

4,000: The Heels are one among simply six groups to build up greater than 4,000 passing yards this season.

10: UNC QB Drake Maye grew to become the tenth completely different QB in ACC historical past to throw for greater than 4,000 yards in a season. His season complete now stands at 4,115 passing yards. It’s the eighth-highest single-season complete in league historical past


Oregon Geese


North Carolina Tar Heels



Orange Bowl: No. 6 Tennessee (10-2) vs. No. 7 Clemson (11-2)
8 p.m. ET

11-6-2: Tennessee has received 11 of the 19 video games on this series. Nonetheless, Clemson received the final matchup, 27-14 within the 2004 Peach Bowl.

11: The Vols are searching for their first 11-win season since ending 11-2 in 2001.

5: The Vols be part of TCU as the one packages within the nation with 5 or extra wins vs. AP High 25 groups on the time of the assembly.

1: Tennessee is No. 1 within the nation in complete offense (538.1), scoring offense (47.3), passing effectivity (181.59) and speeding touchdowns (39).

2.94: Within the final two seasons mixed beneath Josh Heupel (together with 2022), Tennessee is averaging a nation-best 2.94 performs per minute. Throughout that very same span, the Vols are averaging a nation-best 1.74 offensive factors per minute. Of Tennessee’s 89 scoring drives this season, 49 have are available in two minutes or much less (55.1%). 

12: With a win, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney break Bobby Bowden’s ACC document (11) for essentially the most profession bowl wins main an ACC program.

1953: QB Cade Klubnik will develop into the primary Clemson quarterback to make his beginning debut in a postseason sport since Clemson deserted the single-wing offense in favor of the T-formation in 1953.

17: Clemson is trying to win its seventeenth consecutive December sport, relationship to Clemson’s 2011 ACC Championship Recreation victory towards Virginia Tech. 


Tennessee Volunteers



Clemson Tigers



Sugar Bowl: No. 5 Alabama (10-2) vs. No. 9 Kansas State (10-3)
Midday ET

1: That is the primary assembly ever between these packages.

76: Alabama has essentially the most bowl appearances (76) in historical past, in addition to essentially the most bowl victories (44). 

10+: Alabama has now received 10-plus video games in 15 consecutive seasons, the longest streak in faculty soccer historical past.

100: If Alabama wins this sport, will probably be Nick Saban’s a hundredth profession win vs. AP High 25 ranked opponents.

26: Tide QB Bryce Younger has thrown at the least one passing TD in all 26 begins of his profession.

3-0: That is Kansas State's document towards SEC opponents beneath coach Chris Klieman.

+1.08: The Wildcats enter the bowl season ranked fifth nationally and tops within the Massive 12 in turnover margin.

164: Since 2012, solely LSU (160) has fewer turnovers than Kansas State (164) amongst Energy 5 groups.


Alabama Crimson Tide



Kansas State Wildcats


Fiesta Bowl (CFP semifinal): No. 3 TCU (12-1) vs. No. 2 Michigan (13-0)
4 p.m. ET

1: That is the primary time TCU and Michigan have performed one another.

2: TCU is simply the second staff (Michigan, 2021) to succeed in the CFP after beginning the season unranked. It is usually the primary faculty from the state of Texas to make the CFP.

0-2: That is Jim Harbaugh's document as a coach towards TCU, each coming when he was the coach at Stanford (2007, 2008).

12-0: Sonny Dykes grew to become the primary head soccer coach in TCU and Massive 12 historical past to start out 12-0 in his first season.

50+: TCU tops the nation with 19 performs of 50-plus yards and is tied for second with 10 performs of at the least 60 yards, trailing solely Tennessee (11).

165.5: TCU QB Max Duggan is first within the Massive 12 and eighth within the nation in passing effectivity at 165.5.

1-0: Michigan is 1-0 within the Fiesta Bowl, with the looks coming throughout the 1985 season when Harbaugh was a junior QB.

13: The Wolverines have 13 wins for the primary time in program historical past.


TCU Horned Frogs



Michigan Wolverines


Peach Bowl (CFP semifinal): No. 4 Ohio State (11-1) vs. No. 1 Georgia (13-0)
8 p.m. ET

1993: That is the one time these groups have met, with Georgia coming away with a 21-14 win within the Citrus Bowl.

35: Georgia is second all-time in bowl victories (35) and bowl appearances (60).

5: That is Ohio State's fifth look in a CFP semifinal, fewer than solely Alabama (seven) and Clemson (six).

45-5: Ryan Day has received 45 of fifty video games as Buckeyes head coach.

44.5: The Buckeyes are second within the nation in scoring at 44.5 factors per sport.

15: Georgia has received 15 straight and is 27-1 over the past two seasons. The lone loss got here vs. Alabama within the SEC title sport final season, who the Bulldogs would then beat within the CFP title sport.

12.8: Georgia ranks second within the nation in scoring protection (12.8), first in opponent purple zone conversion price (60.7%), first in speeding protection (76.9), third in opponent third down conversion price (26.7%), and ninth within the nation in complete protection (292.0).

27-3: Bulldogs QB Stetson Bennett is 27-3 lifetime as a starter, with 3,425 passing yards and 20 TD passes this season.


Ohio State Buckeyes



Georgia Bulldogs



Cotton Bowl: No. 16 Tulane (11-2) vs. No. 10 USC (11-2)
1 p.m. ET

2-1: USC has received two of the three video games on this series, however they have not met since 1946.

+9: Tulane’s nine-win improve from final season to this season was the most effective within the FBS this season. USC's seven-victory improve from final season matches the most important one-season turnaround in class historical past.

30+: 4 Tulane gamers have at the least 30 catches.

20.5: Tulane allowed simply 20.5 PPG this season, the most effective within the AAC.

11: Lincoln Riley’s 11 wins ties for essentially the most by a USC head coach in his debut season, matching Howard Jones (1925) and John Robinson (1976).

47: USC Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams has accounted for a school-record 47 complete touchdowns (each passing and operating) in 13 video games. He broke the earlier faculty document of 41 by Matt Barkley (2011) and Cody Kessler (2014).

1: Williams has 4,447 complete offensive yards in 2022, which ranks first on USC's single-season checklist (Sam Darnold beforehand held the document with 4,225 complete yards in 2017). His 372 speeding yards this season are essentially the most by a USC QB within the final 70 years since full data have been out there.

+21: USC’s +21 turnover margin is by far the most effective within the FBS this season, +6 higher than second-place Kansas State.


Tulane Inexperienced Wave



USC Trojans


Rose Bowl: No. 11 Penn State (10-2) vs. No. 8 Utah (10-3)
5 p.m. ET

100: Penn State first appeared within the Rose Bowl 100 years in the past (1923). The Lions are 1-3 in 4 appearances within the sport.

400+: Penn State is 9-1 when gaining 400-plus yards of offense. The Nittany Lions are 6-0 when scoring first.

1: QB Sean Clifford is Penn State's all-time chief in passing yards (10,382) and passing touchdowns (84).

3: Utah grew to become the third staff in Pac-12 Convention historical past to win back-to-back Pac-12 Championship video games, becoming a member of Stanford (2012, 2013) and Oregon (2019, 2020).

1: The Utes led the Pac-12 this season in first downs (342), speeding protection (107.0), scoring protection (20.4), sacks per sport (2.92) and tackles for loss per sport (6.4), time of possession (33:33), complete protection (325.3) and complete offense (472.7).

71-24: That is Utah's document when ranked within the AP Ballot throughout the Kyle Whittingham period.

4+: Because the begin of the 2021 season, Utah is one among simply two colleges (Georgia) to have four-plus wins towards AP top-10 groups.

40.0: Utah is averaging 40.0 PPG this season, which ranks eighth within the FBS.


Penn State Nittany Lions



Utah Utes


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