Two of the nation’s most efficient quarterbacks play in the same conference for schools less than an hour apart in the same state.
North Carolina’s Mitch Trubisky and North Carolina State’s Ryan Finley have combined to throw 16 touchdown passes with no interceptions, and their completion rate is 75 percent (163 of 217).
Trubisky has been especially sharp. He’s the only quarterback in the country with more than 100 pass attempts who hasn’t been intercepted, and only 15 QBs have thrown more than his 10 TD passes.
The first-year starter threw for career highs of 453 yards and five touchdowns in a 37-36 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday. Trubisky set the school record with 30 consecutive pass completions over the last two games, hitting his last 18 in a row last week against James Madison and 12 straight in the first half against Pitt.
He’s 102 of 137, and his interception-free streak stands at a school-record 202 pass attempts.
Finley, a transfer from Boise State, is 61 of 80 with six TD passes. He was 24 of 28 for 281 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-22 win over Old Dominion.
Other notable statistical feats:
Michigan has long been the all-time leader in wins. Now, in a statistic first reported by the Detroit Free Press, the Wolverines have taken over Notre Dame’s spot as the program with the best winning percentage.
The Wolverines’ 4-0 start gives them a 929-331-36 record. That’s a win percentage of .7307.
Notre Dame, at 1-3, is 893-316-42 — a win percentage of .7306.
DALVIN’S BIG DAY
Florida State’s Dalvin Book scored a 75-yard touchdown the first time he touched the ball against USF. He was just getting started.
Cook ran for a career-high 267 yards and established the season’s national high with 329 all-purpose yards. His rushing total was second-best this season behind Donnel Pumphrey’s 281-yard outing for San Diego State against California.
GETTING HIS KICKS
Auburn’s Daniel Carlson kicked a school record-tying six field goals in the18-13 win over LSU, the most for the Tigers since Al Del Greco kicked six against Kentucky in 1982. Carlson is now 12 for 12 for the season.
Carlson’s six field goals matched the national season high set by Florida State’s Ricky Aguayo against Mississippi.
CARRYING THE LOAD
Tulsa’s D’Angelo Brewer carried 46 times — seven more than any back in the nation this season — while piling up a career-high 252 yards in his team’s 48-41 double-overtime victory over Fresno State. Tulsa came back from a 31-point deficit in the second quarter to win.
Brewer’s 46 runs tied the school record set by Ron Jackson in 1991, and his 252 yards were most by a Tulsa back since 2008.
BIG NUMBERS, QUICKLY
Memphis’ Riley Ferguson passed for 359 yards and six touchdowns and also ran for another score to spark a 77-3 win over Bowling Green. Oh, and Ferguson only played the first half.
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