DALLAS, Sporting Alert – Leading stats from the opening week of NCAA college football after the long list of games that took place this past weekend.
Tallying the most total yards after the almost concluded Week 1 fixtures were Oregon which recorded 731 total yards, including 485 yards rushing, the highest in that stat column as well.
The Ducks passed for 246 yards, which is 54th in the country at the moment.
Also going over the 700 mark in total yards after the first week were Baylor and San Jose State.
The Bears, who scored 56 points to start its season with a victory, recorded 723 total yards, including 423 passing yards.
Meanwhile, the Spartans, who defeated New Hampshire in its season opener, tallied 707 total yards of which 422 were achieved in the air.
California topped the list in passing yards in Week 1 at 471 yards, with
Oklahoma (439), Texas Tech (437), Bowling Green (433), Tulsa (424), Baylor and San Jose State (422) also passing for more than 400 yards in the opening week of action.
After hammering Tennessee-Martin at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Ole Miss leads the scoring chart with points for at 76 points, while California (73) and Middle Tennessee (70) also scored in the 70s.
On the individual side of things, Texas Tech’s quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw for 425 yards and four touchdowns and collected a QB rating of 150.8.
Baylor’s Seth Russell passed for the most touchdowns in college football Week 1 – with five and threw for 376 yards, while collecting a QB rating of 203.6.
In the meantime, defending national champion Ohio State start the defense of their title on Monday night against Virginia Tech on the road.