College soccer bowl video games: CFP semis and extra, By the Numbers

The faculty soccer bowl season is closing with a bang.

The ultimate stretch consists of two epic matchups within the College Soccer Playoff semifinals, because the defending champion and No. 1-ranked Georgia Bulldogs tackle No. 4 Ohio State within the Peach Bowl, whereas No. 2 Michigan and No. 3 TCU meet up within the Fiesta Bowl. The winners of these video games will advance to the nationwide championship recreation at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Jan. 9.

However there are another nice video games remaining on the schedule, together with the Vacation Bowl (Wednesday on FOX and the FOX Sports activities app), in addition to the remainder of the NY6.

Listed below are the stats to know for the important thing bowl video games.

WEDNESDAY

Vacation Bowl: No. 15 Oregon (9-3) vs. North Carolina (9-4)
8 p.m. ET on FOX and the FOX Sports activities app

1: That is the primary time these applications have met.

4: Oregon leads the nation with simply 4 sacks allowed and is the one crew to be sacked fewer than seven instances.

507.8: Oregon is No. 4 within the nation with 507.8 whole yards per recreation.

40+: The Geese are one in every of simply 4 FBS groups to attain 40-plus factors at the least eight instances, together with Ohio State (9), USC (9) and Tennessee (eight).

42: Oregon QB Bo Nix is tied for third amongst all FBS gamers with 42 whole touchdowns, and his 14 speeding TDs lead all FBS quarterbacks.

20+: UNC has 80 performs that gained 20-plus yards from scrimmage this season, eighth-most in FBS.

4,000: The Heels are one in every of simply six groups to build up greater than 4,000 passing yards this season.

10: UNC QB Drake Maye grew to become the tenth completely different QB in ACC historical past to throw for greater than 4,000 yards in a season. His season whole now stands at 4,115 passing yards. It’s the eighth-highest single-season whole in league historical past

15

Oregon Geese

ORE

North Carolina Tar Heels

UNC

FRIDAY

Orange Bowl: No. 6 Tennessee (10-2) vs. No. 7 Clemson (11-2)
8 p.m. ET

11-6-2: Tennessee has gained 11 of the 19 video games on this sequence. Nevertheless, Clemson gained the final matchup, 27-14 within the 2004 Peach Bowl.

11: The Vols are looking for their first 11-win season since ending 11-2 in 2001.

5: The Vols be part of TCU as the one applications within the nation with 5 or extra wins vs. AP Prime 25 groups on the time of the assembly.

1: Tennessee is No. 1 within the nation in whole offense (538.1), scoring offense (47.3), passing effectivity (181.59) and speeding touchdowns (39).

2.94: Within the final two seasons mixed beneath Josh Heupel (together with 2022), Tennessee is averaging a nation-best 2.94 performs per minute. Throughout that very same span, the Vols are averaging a nation-best 1.74 offensive factors per minute. Of Tennessee’s 89 scoring drives this season, 49 have are available in two minutes or much less (55.1%). 

12: With a win, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney break Bobby Bowden’s ACC report (11) for essentially the most profession bowl wins main an ACC program.

1953: QB Cade Klubnik will turn out to be the primary Clemson quarterback to make his beginning debut in a postseason recreation since Clemson deserted the single-wing offense in favor of the T-formation in 1953.

17: Clemson is trying to win its seventeenth consecutive December recreation, relationship to Clemson’s 2011 ACC Championship Sport victory towards Virginia Tech. 

6

Tennessee Volunteers

TENN

7

Clemson Tigers

CLEM

SATURDAY

Sugar Bowl: No. 5 Alabama (10-2) vs. No. 9 Kansas State (10-3)
Midday ET

1: That is the primary assembly ever between these applications.

76: Alabama has essentially the most bowl appearances (76) in historical past, in addition to essentially the most bowl victories (44). 

10+: Alabama has now gained 10-plus video games in 15 consecutive seasons, the longest streak in school soccer historical past.

100: If Alabama wins this recreation, it is going to be Nick Saban’s a centesimal profession win vs. AP Prime 25 ranked opponents.

26: Tide QB Bryce Younger has thrown at the least one passing TD in all 26 begins of his profession.

3-0: That is Kansas State’s report towards SEC opponents beneath coach Chris Klieman.

+1.08: The Wildcats enter the bowl season ranked fifth nationally and tops within the Large 12 in turnover margin.

164: Since 2012, solely LSU (160) has fewer turnovers than Kansas State (164) amongst Energy 5 groups.

5

Alabama Crimson Tide

ALA

9

Kansas State Wildcats

Okay-STATE

Fiesta Bowl (CFP semifinal): No. 3 TCU (12-1) vs. No. 2 Michigan (13-0)
4 p.m. ET

1: That is the primary time TCU and Michigan have performed one another.

2: TCU is simply the second crew (Michigan, 2021) to succeed in the CFP after beginning the season unranked. Additionally it is the primary college from the state of Texas to make the CFP.

0-2: That is Jim Harbaugh’s report as a coach towards TCU, each coming when he was the coach at Stanford (2007, 2008).

12-0: Sonny Dykes grew to become the primary head soccer coach in TCU and Large 12 historical past to start out 12-0 in his first season.

50+: TCU tops the nation with 19 performs of 50-plus yards and is tied for second with 10 performs of at the least 60 yards, trailing solely Tennessee (11).

165.5: TCU QB Max Duggan is first within the Large 12 and eighth within the nation in passing effectivity at 165.5.

1-0: Michigan is 1-0 within the Fiesta Bowl, with the looks coming through the 1985 season when Harbaugh was a junior QB.

13: The Wolverines have 13 wins for the primary time in program historical past.

3

TCU Horned Frogs

TCU

2

Michigan Wolverines

MICH

Peach Bowl (CFP semifinal): No. 4 Ohio State (11-1) vs. No. 1 Georgia (13-0)
8 p.m. ET

1993: That is the one time these groups have met, with Georgia coming away with a 21-14 win within the Citrus Bowl.

35: Georgia is second all-time in bowl victories (35) and bowl appearances (60).

5: That is Ohio State’s fifth look in a CFP semifinal, fewer than solely Alabama (seven) and Clemson (six).

45-5: Ryan Day has gained 45 of fifty video games as Buckeyes head coach.

44.5: The Buckeyes are second within the nation in scoring at 44.5 factors per recreation.

15: Georgia has gained 15 straight and is 27-1 over the past two seasons. The lone loss got here vs. Alabama within the SEC title recreation final season, whom the Bulldogs would then beat within the CFP title recreation.

12.8: Georgia ranks second within the nation in scoring protection (12.8), first in opponent red-zone conversion price (60.7%), first in speeding protection (76.9), third in opponent third down conversion price (26.7%) and ninth within the nation in whole protection (292.0).

27-3: Bulldogs QB Stetson Bennett is 27-3 lifetime as a starter, with 3,425 passing yards and 20 TD passes this season.

4

Ohio State Buckeyes

OSU

1

Georgia Bulldogs

UGA

MONDAY

Cotton Bowl: No. 16 Tulane (11-2) vs. No. 10 USC (11-2)
1 p.m. ET

2-1: USC has gained two of the three video games on this sequence, however they have not met since 1946.

+9: Tulane’s nine-win enhance from final season to this season was the most effective within the FBS this season. USC’s seven-victory enhance from final season matches the largest one-season turnaround in class historical past.

30+: 4 Tulane gamers have at the least 30 catches.

20.5: Tulane allowed simply 20.5 PPG this season, the most effective within the AAC.

11: Lincoln Riley’s 11 wins ties for essentially the most by a USC head coach in his debut season, matching Howard Jones (1925) and John Robinson (1976).

47: USC Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams has accounted for a school-record 47 whole touchdowns (each passing and operating) in 13 video games. He broke the earlier college report of 41 by Matt Barkley (2011) and Cody Kessler (2014).

1: Williams has 4,447 whole offensive yards in 2022, which ranks first on USC’s single-season record (Sam Darnold beforehand held the report with 4,225 whole yards in 2017). His 372 speeding yards this season are essentially the most by a USC QB within the final 70 years since full data have been accessible.

+21: USC’s +21 turnover margin is by far the most effective within the FBS this season, +6 higher than second-place Kansas State.

16

Tulane Inexperienced Wave

TULANE

10

USC Trojans

USC

Rose Bowl: No. 11 Penn State (10-2) vs. No. 8 Utah (10-3)
5 p.m. ET

100: Penn State first appeared within the Rose Bowl 100 years in the past (1923). The Lions are 1-3 in 4 appearances within the recreation.

400+: Penn State is 9-1 when gaining 400-plus yards of offense. The Nittany Lions are 6-0 when scoring first.

1: QB Sean Clifford is Penn State’s all-time chief in passing yards (10,382) and passing touchdowns (84).

3: Utah grew to become the third crew in Pac-12 Convention historical past to win back-to-back Pac-12 Championship video games, becoming a member of Stanford (2012, 2013) and Oregon (2019, 2020).

1: The Utes led the Pac-12 this season in first downs (342), speeding protection (107.0), scoring protection (20.4), sacks per recreation (2.92) and tackles for loss per recreation (6.4), time of possession (33:33), whole protection (325.3) and whole offense (472.7).

71-24: That is Utah’s report when ranked within the AP Ballot through the Kyle Whittingham period.

4+: Because the begin of the 2021 season, Utah is one in every of simply two colleges (Georgia) to have four-plus wins towards AP top-10 groups.

40.0: Utah is averaging 40.0 PPG this season, which ranks eighth within the FBS.

11

Penn State Nittany Lions

PSU

8

Utah Utes

UTAH

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