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2018 Record: 12-0

Coach: Brian Kelly

Coach Bowl Record: 6-4

 

Big Wins: 9/1 Michigan (63-14), 9/29 Stanford (38-17)

Bad Losses: None

 

Statistical Leaders:

Rushing: Dexter Williams, RB, 941 yards

Passing: Ian Book, QB, 2,468 yards

Receiving: Miles Boykin, WR, 803 yards

Tackles: Te’von Coney, LB, 107

Sacks: Jerry Tillery, DL, 8.0

Interceptions: Jalen Elliott, S, 4

 

2018 Team Stats:

Rushing Offense: 190.5 (50th in nation, 2nd in independents)

Passing Offense: 265.6 (30, 2)

Total Offense: 456.1 (27, 1)

Scoring Offense: 33.8 (33, 1)

Rushing Defense: 133.5 (31, 3)

Pass Defense: 198.0 (34, 3)

Total Defense: 331.5 (22, 3)

Scoring Defense: 17.3 (11, 1)

Turnover Margin: 0.42 (35, 2)

Sacks: 2.58 (37, 1)

Sacks Allowed: 1.58 (30, 2)

 

Recent Bowl Appearances:

 

2017 Citrus Bowl LSU (21-17)
2015 Fiesta Bowl Ohio State (28-44)
2014 Music City Bowl LSU (31-28)
2013 Pinstripe Bowl Rutgers (29-16)
2012 BCS Championship Alabama (14-42)
2011 Champs Sports Bowl Florida State (14-18)
2010 Sun Bowl Miami (33-17)
2008 Hawaii Bowl Hawaii (49-21)
2006 Sugar Bowl LSU (14-41)
2005 Fiesta Bowl Ohio State (20-34)

 

*all team stats through 11/24

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