.467 — LSU’s winning percentage in SEC games since capturing the 2008 BCS title (7-8). After mucking up the end of that game at Ole Miss, the Tigers need to break a two-game losing streak to Arkansas on Saturday to get to .500 in league play over the past two seasons.
1 — Point Florida would be favored by over Texas in the BCS title game, according to Jimmy Vaccaro of Lucky’s Race & Sports Book.
3 — Points Texas would be favored by over Alabama in the BCS title game, according to Jimmy Vaccaro.
4.93 — Yards per play allowed by SEC defenses this season, which just barely leads the nation over the second-place Big 12 (4.97).
6.5 — Tackles for losses by Syracuse junior linebacker Doug Hogue in last Saturday’s 31-13 victory over Rutgers. That Big East win was a first for the Orange in nearly 13 months.
7 — Consecutive losses staring Kansas in the face if it can’t beat arch-rival Missouri on Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium. The Jayhawks, who opened the season by winning their first five games, have already blown six opportunities to qualify for a bowl game.
9 — School-record victories for Temple this season. Where will Al Golden work his magic next season?
10 — Bowl eligible teams from the SEC. Only four of those schools have winning records in league play (Florida in the East and Alabama, Ole Miss and LSU in the West).
14 — Rushing touchdowns for Stanford running back Toby Gerhart in his last six games.
15 — Yards gained by Yale on a fake punt against Harvard. Usually that’s cause for great celebration, but not when you were facing fourth-and-22 at your own 25-yard line with 2:30 remaining. It’s even worse when you’re up, 10-7, but lose, 14-10, due to predictably allowing the Crimson to score a touchdown on the ensuing possession.
17 — Scholarships currently offered to Butler High School (Matthews, N.C.) junior quarterback Christian LeMay. According to the Charlotte Observer, Alabama is the latest team to offer. Oregon looks to be next. Everyone else to follow.
24 — USC’s ranking in the AP Top-25, which is the lowest the Trojans have been since being unranked in 2001. USC, which fell two spots this week from No. 22, must have been unimpressive in last weekend’s victory over BYE. I missed that game, but I’m guessing the defense looked weak again.
29 — Consecutive victories by Oklahoma at home in Norman. That’s the longest active home winning streak in the FBS, but it’s in jeopardy on Saturday as the 6-5 Sooners host Oklahoma State.
29.7 — Percentage points between Texas (25.6 percent) and Colorado State (55.3) in defensive third-down efficiency. Florida (26.8) and TCU (27.3) rank directly after the Longhorns. Meanwhile, the Rams are fresh off a 29-27 setback at New Mexico, which had previously lost 14 in a row. This is a statistical category that doesn’t lie.
32 — Years since Georgia lost at home to Kentucky. Last Saturday’s 34-27 loss to the Wildcats means that the Bulldogs have won only nine of their last 16 games.
35 — Consecutive field goals made from within 50 yards by UCLA’s Kai Forbath.
147 — Points scored in a second-round Division II playoff game between Edinboro and West Liberty this past weekend. The Fighting Scots and Hilltoppers combined for 1,394 yards of total offense (1,170 passing), in West Liberty’s 84-63 victory. Edinboro quarterback Trevor Harris threw for 630 and seven touchdowns in a losing effort.
295 — Weight in pounds of the Victory Bell, which has been awarded annually to the winner of the UCLA-USC game since 1941.
405 — Passing yards by Case Keenum, who quarterbacked just one series after halftime in Houston’s 55-14 win over Memphis last weekend.
1,000,000 — Dollars possibly included in the raise earned by Dabo Swinney for taking Clemson to the ACC Championship Game. The 40-year-old head coach is the ACC’s best bargain, earning a league-low salary of $800,000 this season. His contract includes a bonus clause for winning the Tigers’ first Atlantic Division title, which accelerates his pay to whatever the median salary is for the conference’s coaches, believed to be approximately $1.8 million.