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College football season stats of the top four ranked teams


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This picture shows the four starting quarterbacks from each team. Joe Burrow for LSU, Justin Fields for Ohio State, Trevor Lawrence for Clemson, and Jalen Hurts for Oklahoma.

Garrett Wilcoxen, Staff Reporter

Every year many people wait to see whose team excels and whose team breaks down in the college football season. Whether you like your states team or anothers, everybody 

wants their team to win. This year Louisiana State University (LSU), Ohio State, Clemson, and Oklahoma, are in the top four.

To begin LSU has had a great season with a record of 13-0. Their coach Ed Orgeron has been with them since September of 2016 and has played a big impact on where they are today. This season LSU has had 5,029 passing yards. LSU’s starting quarterback Joe Burrow has thrown for 4,715 yards, and Myles Brennan, their backup, for 314 yards. Their top two receivers are Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson. Chase has had 1,498 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns this season.  Along with that, Jefferson has had 1,207 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns throughout his season. Moving on, LSU has had 2,177 rushing yards this season with there top two running backs being Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and Tyrion Davis-Price. Edwards-Helaire has had 1,290 rushing yards and Davis-Price has had 270. Lastly, their defense has had 823 total tackles and 33 sacks this season.

Next, Ohio State has had a miraculous season as well with a record of 13-0. Ryan Day has been the head coach at Ohio State for one year now and has lead his team to an undefeated season. During the season Ohio state had 3,364 passing yards. Ohio state’s starting quarterback Justin Fields had 2,953 passing yards and there backup Chris Chugunov had 286 yards. Their top receiver Chris Olave has gained a total of 799 reception yards so far this season. K.J. Hill, their reciever with the second most reception yards, has had 569 this season. Opposite of LSU, Ohio State had a much more even passing to rushing yard ratio with 3,539 rushing yards. Ohio state’s star running back, J.K. Dobbins, has had 1,829 rushing yards throughout his season. Their second string, Master Teague III has had 780 rushing yards. Finally, Ohio State’s defense has had 51 sacks and 776 tackles this season. 

Furthermore, Clemson has had a hard fought season record of 13-0. Dabo Swinney has been their coach for the past 11 years, and has brought them to two national championships and many championship opportunities. This season, Clemson has had 3,832 passing yards. There starting quarterback, Trevor Lawrence, has had 3,172 passing yards and their backup, Chase Brice has had 581. Their receiver with the most reception yards is Tee Higgins with 1,082 yards. Their second top receiver is Justyn Ross with 72 yards. Continuing, Clemon has had 3,288 rushing yards this season. Their starting running back, Travis Etienne, has 1,500 rushing yards and their second string, Lyn-J Dixon with 619 yards. Their defense has also played a big factor in how they have played as a whole this season. They have had 37 total sacks and 820 tackles this season.

Lastly, Oklahoma has played incredibly well this season with a record of 12-1. In their last game against Baylor they came out with the win surpassing Georgia for the fourth spot. Their coach, Lincoln Riley, who has been with them for three years now and finally brought them to the top four. This season, Oklahoma has had a total of 3,939 passing yards. Their starting quarterback Jalen Hurts has thrown for 3,634 yards this season, and their backup, Tanner Mordecai, for 207 yards. Their reciever with the most yards is CeeDee Lamb with 1,208 yards. Their next receiver with most yards is Charleston Rambo with 734 yards. This season, Oklahoma has also had 3,266 rushing yards. Their starting running back, Kennedy Brooks, has rushed for 976 yards, and their second string, Rhamondre Stevenson for 515 yards. Along with that, the defense has had 35 sacks and 751 total tackles as well this season.

The first seed, LSU, will face off against the fourth, Oklahoma, in the Peach Bowl on December 28th at 4pm. The second seed, Ohio State, will face off against the third seed, Clemson, in the Fiesta bowl on December 28th at 7p.m.