April 19, 2011

Beavers still have most diversified 'O'

For the most part, coaches crave a balanced offense.

Six teams can lay claim to having the most balanced offenses since the turn of the century. Boise State, Houston, Missouri, Oregon State, Texas and USC have had at least five 1,000-yard rushers, 3,000-yard passers and 1,000-yard receivers apiece, starting with the 2000 season.

The most balanced offense of them all? Using the Rivals.com "Diversification Quotient," it's Oregon State, with a quotient of 22 (nine 1,000-yard rushers + five 3,000-yard passers + eight 3,000-yard receivers = 22).

Hawaii actually has the highest "Quotient" at 25, but 24 of the Warriors' points are a result of their passing attack (nine 3,000-yard passers and 15 1,000-yard receivers). Texas Tech also is at 22, but all of the Red Raiders' points came from the pass (11 3,000-yard passers and 11 1,000-yard receivers). Indeed, Texas Tech is one of just five FBS schools that hasn't had a 1,000-yard rusher this century.

We looked at each school that was in the FBS last season, including those schools, such as Florida International and Western Kentucky, that became FBS members within the past few years. We did not use a school's FCS statistics in compiling these lists. And remember that bowl stats did not count toward a player's official NCAA individual stats until the 2002 season.

Click here to see a complete list of how all the 120 FBS teams fared.

RIVALS.COM 'DIVERSIFICATION QUOTIENT'
(1,000-YARD RUSHERS/3,000-YARD PASSERS/1,000-YARD RECEIVERS SINCE 2000)
25: Hawaii (1/9/15)
22: Oregon State (9/5/8), Texas Tech* (0/11/11)
19: Boise State (7/7/5), USC (5/6/8)
18: Houston (5/6/7), Nevada (12/2/4), Oklahoma (7/7/4), Oklahoma State (8/3/7), Texas (8/5/5)
17: Missouri (7/5/5), Toledo (7/3/7), Western Michigan (6/4/7)
16: BYU (6/6/4)
14: Central Michigan (6/4/4), Michigan (7/1/6), Notre Dame (4/4/6)
13: Georgia Tech (8/1/4), Kansas State (8/1/4), Miami (Ohio) (3/5/5), Northern Illinois* (10/0/3), Tulsa (3/3/7), Wisconsin* (10/0/3)
12: Arkansas* (10/2/0), Fresno State (8/2/2), Minnesota* (10/0/2), Oregon* (9/0/3), Pittsburgh (5/2/5), Purdue (2/5/5), San Diego State (3/4/5), UTEP (4/5/3)

(NOTE: * - denotes team that scored in just two categories)

MILESTONE LEADERS
MOST 1,000-YARD RUSHERS
12: Nevada
10: Arkansas, Minnesota, Northern Illinois, West Virginia, Wisconsin
9: Oregon, Oregon State
8: Arkansas State, Auburn, California, Fresno State, Georgia Tech, Kansas State, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Texas
7: Boise State, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, North Texas, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Syracuse, Tennessee, Toledo
6: Boston College, BYU, Central Michigan, Connecticut, Iowa, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana Tech, Northwestern, Virginia Tech, Western Michigan
MOST 3,000-YARD PASSERS
11: Texas Tech
9: Hawaii
7: Boise State, Oklahoma
6: BYU, Houston, USC
MOST 1,000-YARD RECEIVERS
15: Hawaii
11: Texas Tech
8: Oregon State, USC
7: Houston, Oklahoma State, Toledo, Tulsa, Western Michigan
6: Cincinnati, Michigan, Notre Dame
NO 1,000-YARD RUSHERS IN DECADE (5)
ACC (2): Florida State, North Carolina
Big 12 (1): Texas Tech
SEC (1): Vanderbilt
Sun Belt (1): Florida International
NO 3,000-YARD PASSERS IN DECADE (31)
ACC (3): Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech
Big East (3): Syracuse, USF, West Virginia
Big Ten (3): Minnesota, Ohio State, Wisconsin
Independents (2): Army, Navy
Mid-American (5): Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Temple
Mountain West (4): Air Force, TCU, UNLV, Utah
Pac-10 (1): Oregon
SEC (3): Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State
Sun Belt (7): Arkansas State, Fla. International, La.-Lafayette, La.-Monroe, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Western Kentucky
NO 1,000-YARD RECEIVERS IN DECADE (20)
ACC (2): Boston College, Virginia Tech
Big 12 (1): Nebraska
Big East (3): Connecticut, Syracuse, USF
Big Ten (2): Northwestern, Penn State
Conference USA (1): Memphis
Independents (2): Army, Navy
Mid-American (3): Kent State, Ohio, Temple
Mountain West (1): Air Force
Pac-10 (1): Stanford
SEC (3): Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi State
Sun Belt (1): Western Kentucky




 

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