UMass (0-3) is also the only team in the country gaining less than 200 yards a game and one of just nine allowing more than 500 per outing.
RUSHING STARS: UCLA freshman quarterback Brett Hundley can run when he needs to.
He’s quickly learned that it’s better to turn around and hand it to Johnathan Franklin.
Franklin and Nevada’s Stefphon Jefferson are the only players in the country with over 500 yards rushing this season. Franklin maintained his national lead despite a season-low 110 yards on 25 carries in a 37-6 win over Houston. Franklin has 541 yards, and Jefferson has 529 after exploding for 247 yards in Saturday’s win over Northwestern State.
Fresno State’s Robbie Rouse is third with 382 yards rushing.
SEMINOLE SHUTDOWN: Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd will take touchdowns any way he can get them next weekend in Tallahassee.
Florida State (3-0) leads the nation in points allowed per game at 1 having pitched a pair of shutouts after allowing a field goal in a season-opening win over Murray State.
The Tigers are scoring nearly 40 points per game behind Boyd, a junior. But they’ll be hard-pressed to match that total against the Seminoles.
EXTRA POINTS: Ohio State’s Braxton Miller is also the only quarterback ranked in the top 10 in rushing yards per game with 125.7 … Utah’s Sean Sellwood leads the nation with 48.9 yards per punt. … Louisiana-Monroe, which nearly knocked off Auburn on Saturday after stunning Arkansas, is averaging 37:02 in time of possession. … Oklahoma State has reached its opponent’s red zone 20 times in three games and has scored every time. The Cowboys have settled for field goals inside their opponent’s 20 twice. … It’s no surprise that Alabama is the nation’s top-ranked team. The Crimson Tide leads the country in turnover margin, with 12 takeaways against just one turnover.