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2017 Scoring Margin by Possession

 

The table below outlines each FBS team's frequency of scoring margins by possession over the course of its games against other FBS opponents. Teams are ranked by average scoring margin (Mar) at the conclusion of non-garbage time. The remaining columns indicate the percentage of non-garbage drives played in which the team led by 25+ points (W25), led by 17+ points (W17), led by 9+ points (W9), led by 1+ points (W1), was tied with its opponent (Tied), trailed by 1+ points (L1), trailed by 9+ points (L9), trailed by 17+ points (L17), and trailed by 25+ points (L25).

 

Rk Team Rec Mar   W25 W17 W9 W1 Tied L1 L9 L17 L25
1 Alabama 9-0 26.0   .144 .350 .617 .867 .122 .011 - - -
2 Georgia 8-0 24.3   .075 .273 .491 .689 .211 .099 - - -
3 Washington 7-1 24.1   .092 .242 .412 .634 .131 .235 .092 - -
4 Central Florida 7-0 23.0   .085 .196 .412 .784 .131 .085 - - -
5 Notre Dame 8-1 21.9   .075 .266 .481 .762 .168 .070 - - -
6 South Florida 7-1 20.1   .064 .232 .453 .739 .192 .069 .044 - -
7 Auburn 6-2 19.5   .118 .303 .522 .792 .062 .146 - - -
8 Penn State 7-2 19.3   .068 .244 .527 .795 .171 .034 - - -
9 Wisconsin 9-0 19.1   .016 .108 .432 .730 .141 .130 .032 - -
10 Clemson 8-1 18.6   .043 .205 .419 .638 .190 .171 - - -
11 TCU 7-1 17.6   .022 .108 .427 .670 .124 .205 .032 - -
12 Ohio State 7-2 17.6   .149 .221 .381 .525 .144 .331 .155 .028 .006
13 Oklahoma State 7-2 17.0   .097 .263 .392 .539 .226 .235 .097 .018 -
14 Oklahoma 8-1 14.0   .030 .095 .327 .653 .186 .161 .025 - -
15 Virginia Tech 6-2 13.9   .063 .163 .284 .532 .211 .258 .174 .047 -
 
Rk Team Rec Mar   W25 W17 W9 W1 Tied L1 L9 L17 L25
16 Mississippi State 6-2 13.9   .048 .192 .293 .551 .144 .305 .186 .096 .006
17 Toledo 7-1 12.6   .027 .156 .317 .591 .161 .247 .081 .011 -
18 Miami 7-0 10.9   - .028 .294 .589 .183 .228 .011 - -
19 Arkansas State 4-2 10.8   .055 .184 .288 .472 .184 .344 .110 .031 -
20 Boise State 7-2 10.7   .005 .128 .315 .631 .197 .172 .059 .034 .015
21 Ohio 6-2 10.4   .015 .076 .218 .523 .203 .274 .066 .036 .010
22 Michigan 7-2 10.3   .005 .027 .292 .557 .169 .274 .078 .005 -
23 Iowa State 5-3 9.1   .027 .112 .234 .521 .154 .324 .165 .027 -
24 Stanford 6-3 8.9   .063 .110 .251 .529 .194 .277 .047 .005 -
25 Iowa 6-3 8.8   .005 .052 .152 .431 .280 .289 .038 - -
26 Washington State 7-2 8.1   .043 .123 .209 .391 .226 .383 .123 .026 -
27 Marshall 6-3 8.0   - .134 .257 .554 .178 .267 .168 .054 .005
28 Memphis 7-1 7.9   .028 .123 .270 .512 .227 .261 .123 .043 -
29 Army 6-2 7.3   .061 .098 .182 .348 .295 .356 .136 .038 -
30 Houston 6-3 7.2   .040 .125 .308 .518 .237 .246 .085 .004 -
 
Rk Team Rec Mar   W25 W17 W9 W1 Tied L1 L9 L17 L25
31 Florida Atlantic 5-3 7.1   .043 .182 .337 .497 .139 .364 .150 .059 .005
32 USC 8-2 7.1   .025 .123 .259 .498 .280 .222 .086 .041 .025
33 San Diego State 7-2 6.9   .037 .105 .241 .518 .220 .262 .126 .058 -
34 UTSA 4-3 6.9   - .033 .257 .546 .204 .250 .026 - -
35 Arizona 5-3 6.5   .041 .091 .269 .487 .168 .345 .127 .010 -
36 Purdue 4-5 6.2   .057 .115 .153 .455 .139 .407 .067 .005 -
37 West Virginia 5-3 6.1   .082 .184 .295 .464 .126 .411 .174 .058 -
38 Northern Illinois 5-3 5.5   .009 .093 .178 .444 .258 .298 .084 .004 -
39 Troy 6-2 5.1   .028 .130 .345 .531 .158 .311 .107 .017 -
40 Wyoming 5-3 4.4   .047 .087 .140 .291 .291 .419 .169 .087 .047
41 SMU 5-3 4.3   .020 .082 .184 .454 .163 .383 .148 .010 -
42 Georgia Tech 3-4 4.1   - .029 .149 .540 .184 .276 .109 .069 -
43 Kansas State 4-4 3.9   .033 .066 .208 .514 .251 .235 .098 .011 -
44 South Carolina 6-3 3.7   .005 .031 .141 .401 .255 .344 .089 - -
45 Eastern Michigan 3-6 3.6   .009 .064 .120 .395 .356 .249 .026 - -
 
Rk Team Rec Mar   W25 W17 W9 W1 Tied L1 L9 L17 L25
46 North Carolina State 5-3 3.5   - .016 .207 .489 .239 .271 .085 .016 -
47 Michigan State 7-2 3.4   .033 .065 .262 .537 .257 .206 .037 .023 .005
48 Navy 5-3 3.4   .006 .080 .200 .474 .177 .349 .137 .034 -
49 Texas 4-5 3.3   .021 .058 .157 .331 .264 .405 .207 .041 -
50 UAB 5-3 3.1   .026 .073 .199 .545 .126 .330 .131 .010 -
51 Fresno State 5-3 3.0   .013 .281 .418 .601 .170 .229 .170 .124 .085
52 Western Michigan 4-4 3.0   .028 .047 .158 .419 .228 .353 .140 .005 -
53 Utah 4-4 2.9   .027 .090 .271 .548 .154 .298 .170 .043 -
54 Minnesota 4-5 2.0   - .049 .098 .424 .205 .371 .146 .034 .005
55 Northwestern 6-3 1.0   .036 .045 .105 .291 .327 .382 .186 .082 -
56 Louisville 4-4 1.0   .036 .067 .119 .376 .237 .387 .196 .103 .015
57 LSU 5-3 1.0   - .053 .181 .409 .146 .444 .310 .082 -
58 Western Kentucky 4-4 0.8   .005 .059 .161 .468 .210 .323 .097 .027 -
59 Boston College 5-4 0.7   .017 .123 .200 .323 .230 .447 .183 .068 -
60 Arizona State 5-4 0.7   - .060 .257 .413 .106 .482 .229 .078 .014
 
Rk Team Rec Mar   W25 W17 W9 W1 Tied L1 L9 L17 L25
61 Virginia 5-3 0.6   .020 .066 .112 .372 .224 .403 .224 .112 .005
62 Colorado State 5-4 0.3   .011 .159 .238 .503 .190 .307 .169 .037 .005
63 Utah State 4-5 0.3   .062 .076 .187 .378 .182 .440 .311 .200 .053
64 Wake Forest 4-4 0.1   .057 .161 .260 .479 .135 .385 .182 .073 .005
65 Colorado 4-5 -0.2   .015 .054 .268 .444 .215 .341 .132 .063 .005
66 Kentucky 5-3 -0.6   - - .167 .542 .255 .203 .042 .031 -
67 Syracuse 3-5 -0.6   - .033 .056 .293 .153 .553 .209 .028 -
68 Southern Mississippi 4-4 -0.8   - .005 .147 .436 .147 .417 .128 .033 -
69 Duke 3-5 -1.0   - .035 .126 .318 .202 .480 .136 .010 -
70 Appalachian State 4-4 -1.3   - - .057 .283 .269 .448 .170 .066 .014
71 Buffalo 2-6 -1.5   - - .097 .282 .221 .497 .123 .026 -
72 Louisiana Monroe 4-5 -1.6   - .009 .162 .373 .114 .513 .281 .075 -
73 Louisiana Tech 3-5 -1.6   - - .093 .481 .208 .311 .093 .033 .016
74 New Mexico State 4-5 -1.7   .028 .077 .138 .370 .191 .439 .187 .057 .004
75 Oregon 4-5 -1.9   .045 .126 .342 .486 .095 .419 .243 .068 .018
 
Rk Team Rec Mar   W25 W17 W9 W1 Tied L1 L9 L17 L25
76 Missouri 3-5 -2.1   .133 .205 .253 .325 .151 .524 .325 .187 .090
77 Texas Tech 3-5 -2.4   .030 .113 .325 .532 .128 .340 .123 .025 -
78 Temple 3-5 -2.4   - .059 .138 .282 .191 .527 .298 .160 .027
79 UNLV 4-4 -2.6   .018 .136 .266 .574 .142 .284 .172 .118 .065
80 Florida International 5-2 -2.7   .007 .075 .184 .415 .224 .361 .211 .088 .034
81 Georgia State 5-2 -3.0   - .026 .284 .523 .181 .297 .174 .142 .077
82 California 4-5 -3.0   - .019 .070 .254 .211 .535 .329 .131 .014
83 Texas A&M 4-4 -3.3   .050 .095 .131 .294 .253 .452 .172 .050 -
84 Massachusetts 2-7 -3.3   .047 .073 .124 .274 .244 .483 .103 .004 -
85 Central Michigan 4-4 -3.4   .014 .058 .116 .280 .164 .556 .329 .121 -
86 Tulane 2-6 -3.5   .042 .061 .079 .212 .158 .630 .321 .152 .055
87 Nebraska 4-5 -3.8   - .019 .091 .301 .148 .550 .244 .053 .024
88 UCLA 4-5 -4.0   .019 .029 .077 .261 .184 .556 .338 .169 .072
89 Middle Tennessee 4-5 -4.7   - .063 .171 .337 .127 .537 .283 .205 .034
90 Florida State 3-5 -4.8   - - .036 .347 .259 .394 .140 .052 .016
 
Rk Team Rec Mar   W25 W17 W9 W1 Tied L1 L9 L17 L25
91 Miami (OH) 2-6 -4.8   - .048 .213 .473 .101 .426 .128 .059 .032
92 Air Force 3-5 -4.8   - - .018 .212 .235 .553 .259 .094 .006
93 Indiana 2-6 -4.9   .060 .093 .195 .419 .181 .400 .200 .074 .005
94 Pittsburgh 3-5 -6.4   .051 .118 .174 .343 .180 .478 .258 .084 .062
95 Florida 3-5 -6.5   - - .044 .294 .306 .400 .211 .106 .028
96 Louisiana Lafayette 3-4 -6.7   - .006 .182 .318 .218 .465 .282 .112 .035
97 Mississippi 3-5 -6.8   .011 .101 .247 .461 .157 .382 .225 .140 .112
98 Coastal Carolina 1-7 -6.8   - - .055 .165 .181 .654 .346 .055 .016
99 North Texas 5-3 -7.0   - .005 .183 .408 .126 .466 .199 .126 .058
100 Tennessee 3-5 -7.3   - .037 .064 .330 .170 .500 .191 .096 .027
101 Akron 4-4 -7.5   - .018 .171 .435 .129 .435 .253 .118 .035
102 Rutgers 3-5 -8.1   - .038 .109 .380 .207 .413 .158 .060 .033
103 Idaho 2-6 -8.5   - .059 .151 .314 .243 .443 .173 .092 .049
104 Vanderbilt 3-5 -8.6   .042 .107 .137 .274 .327 .399 .250 .131 .060
105 Tulsa 2-8 -9.1   - .009 .131 .315 .221 .464 .257 .158 .041
 
Rk Team Rec Mar   W25 W17 W9 W1 Tied L1 L9 L17 L25
106 South Alabama 2-6 -9.6   - .017 .084 .296 .201 .503 .285 .073 .022
107 Maryland 3-5 -10.0   - .016 .096 .309 .181 .511 .303 .101 .043
108 Baylor 1-7 -10.6   - .015 .054 .107 .171 .722 .385 .141 .039
109 Arkansas 3-5 -10.8   .006 .045 .085 .205 .199 .597 .301 .199 .040
110 BYU 1-8 -11.1   .026 .052 .115 .194 .194 .613 .340 .120 .031
111 Bowling Green 2-6 -11.8   .011 .032 .080 .241 .118 .642 .278 .150 .091
112 Old Dominion 2-6 -12.1   - - .030 .285 .155 .560 .380 .240 .110
113 New Mexico 2-6 -12.4   - .011 .032 .128 .246 .626 .353 .187 .053
114 Hawaii 2-6 -12.6   - - .018 .122 .311 .567 .232 .110 .037
115 Cincinnati 2-6 -12.8   - - - .117 .111 .772 .409 .146 .018
116 Nevada 1-7 -13.0   - - .039 .204 .243 .552 .326 .221 .050
117 North Carolina 1-8 -13.3   .080 .107 .129 .258 .200 .542 .222 .071 .027
118 Illinois 2-7 -13.6   - .026 .056 .148 .214 .638 .301 .112 .020
119 Texas State 1-7 -15.1   - .005 .060 .228 .185 .587 .332 .087 .027
120 Connecticut 2-6 -15.5   - .028 .073 .243 .237 .520 .362 .181 .073
 
Rk Team Rec Mar   W25 W17 W9 W1 Tied L1 L9 L17 L25
121 Charlotte 1-7 -15.9   - .006 .045 .096 .181 .723 .384 .198 .040
122 Oregon State 0-8 -17.5   - - .006 .196 .178 .626 .337 .172 .031
123 Ball State 1-7 -19.1   - .011 .045 .205 .119 .676 .415 .205 .091
124 Georgia Southern 0-7 -19.1   - - .006 .134 .221 .645 .453 .331 .145
125 East Carolina 2-6 -21.0   - .035 .158 .275 .129 .596 .444 .287 .158
126 Rice 1-8 -21.7   - .024 .084 .108 .193 .699 .482 .325 .217
127 UTEP 0-9 -22.2   - - - .022 .198 .780 .478 .242 .093
128 Kent State 1-7 -23.4   - - - .059 .212 .729 .488 .306 .112
129 Kansas 0-8 -26.4   - - - .032 .134 .834 .604 .326 .091
130 San Jose State 0-9 -29.7   - - .049 .098 .117 .785 .590 .366 .171