College Football By the Numbers: 10 Stats You’ll Need to Know for Week 2
With another college football weekend upon us, it’s time to take a look at the key numbers, stats, and storylines worth knowing from across the country as you get ready to sit on the couch for 12 hours in a row, set up your tailgate, or find your seat in the stadium for Week 2.
Florida State hasn’t trailed in a regular season game for more than 571 minutes (571:49 to be exact.) That’s nearly 10 straight hours of football domination. The last time the No. 1 Seminoles were behind in a game in the regular season? Nearly 12 months ago vs. Boston College. The Seminoles host The Citadel Saturday night, and we’ll go out on a limb and predict that streak will get quite a bit longer.
Missouri’s Gary Pinkel is the all time winningest coach at his school — and the all time winningest coach at Toledo as well. Pinkel owns 103 victories with the Tigers since 2001, but also won 73 games on the Rockets’ sideline from 1991-2000. Pinkel’s past and present programs collide Saturday when No. 24 Mizzou visits Toledo at 12:00 p.m. ET.
One other coaching history note in a similar vein worth pointing out this weekend: Virginia’s Mike London faces Richmond Saturday, the program he led to an FCS national title in 2008.
Stanford owns a 17-game home winning streak, the longest in the nation. That bodes well for David Shaw’s team when the 13th-ranked Cardinal look to make it 18 in a row at Stanford Stadium. They play host to No. 14 USC at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday in a pivotal Pac-12 battle.