COLLEGE FOOTBALL STATISTICS

2021: First Downs Defense

Rank Team G W-L Opp Rush 1st Opp Pass 1st Opp Pen 1st Opp FD
1 Wisconsin (Big Ten) 13 9-4 55 98 17 170
2 Southern Miss. (C-USA) 12 3-9 83 99 15 197
3 Air Force (Mountain West) 13 10-3 80 104 15 199
4 Minnesota (Big Ten) 13 9-4 83 101 18 202
5 Navy (AAC) 12 4-8 86 105 14 205
6 Houston (AAC) 14 12-2 81 110 19 210
7 NC State (ACC) 12 9-3 70 108 36 214
8 Army West Point (FBS Independent) 13 9-4 77 124 16 217
8 Washington (Pac-12) 12 4-8 127 77 13 217
10 Iowa St. (Big 12) 13 7-6 96 107 16 219
10 Mississippi St. (SEC) 13 7-6 84 121 14 219
10 South Alabama (Sun Belt) 12 5-7 96 103 20 219
13 Boston College (ACC) 12 6-6 106 94 22 222
13 Clemson (ACC) 13 10-3 74 128 20 222
13 Syracuse (ACC) 12 5-7 99 102 21 222
13 Western Mich. (MAC) 13 8-5 105 96 21 222
17 Oklahoma St. (Big 12) 14 12-2 69 126 29 224
18 Boise St. (Mountain West) 12 7-5 100 105 20 225
18 Georgia (SEC) 15 14-1 81 119 25 225
18 New Mexico (Mountain West) 12 3-9 99 102 24 225
18 West Virginia (Big 12) 13 6-7 97 113 15 225
22 Troy (Sun Belt) 12 5-7 104 100 23 227
23 Texas A&M (SEC) 12 8-4 98 108 22 228
24 East Carolina (AAC) 12 7-5 100 115 15 230
24 Nebraska (Big Ten) 12 3-9 91 122 17 230
26 Arizona (Pac-12) 12 1-11 109 93 29 231
27 Coastal Carolina (Sun Belt) 13 11-2 106 109 17 232
27 Fresno St. (Mountain West) 13 10-3 85 118 29 232
29 Kansas St. (Big 12) 13 8-5 93 125 16 234
29 UAB (C-USA) 13 9-4 84 110 40 234
31 Purdue (Big Ten) 13 9-4 108 110 19 237
32 Colorado St. (Mountain West) 12 3-9 114 97 27 238
32 Michigan (Big Ten) 14 12-2 96 127 15 238
34 Fla. Atlantic (C-USA) 12 5-7 92 128 20 240
34 Liberty (FBS Independent) 13 8-5 116 97 27 240
34 SMU (AAC) 12 8-4 80 140 20 240
34 South Carolina (SEC) 13 7-6 123 102 15 240
38 Kentucky (SEC) 13 10-3 82 138 22 242
39 San Diego St. (Mountain West) 14 12-2 71 141 32 244
40 Florida St. (ACC) 12 5-7 95 125 25 245
40 Notre Dame (FBS Independent) 13 11-2 105 126 14 245
42 Buffalo (MAC) 12 4-8 126 98 23 247
43 Central Mich. (MAC) 13 9-4 101 130 17 248
43 UTEP (C-USA) 13 7-6 94 115 39 248
45 Arkansas (SEC) 13 9-4 102 119 29 250
45 San Jose St. (Mountain West) 12 5-7 86 134 30 250
47 Miami (FL) (ACC) 12 7-5 98 126 27 251
47 Rutgers (Big Ten) 13 5-8 112 116 23 251
49 Illinois (Big Ten) 12 5-7 117 119 16 252
49 North Texas (C-USA) 13 6-7 99 122 31 252
51 Iowa (Big Ten) 14 10-4 96 134 23 253
52 California (Pac-12) 12 5-7 108 125 21 254
52 Wyoming (Mountain West) 13 7-6 121 117 16 254
54 Indiana (Big Ten) 12 2-10 103 133 19 255
55 Tulsa (AAC) 13 7-6 92 135 29 256
56 App State (Sun Belt) 14 10-4 100 132 25 257
56 Arizona St. (Pac-12) 13 8-5 102 119 36 257
56 Bowling Green (MAC) 12 4-8 136 94 27 257
56 LSU (SEC) 13 6-7 103 142 12 257
56 UNLV (Mountain West) 12 2-10 118 127 12 257
61 Northwestern (Big Ten) 12 3-9 121 123 14 258
61 Texas (Big 12) 12 5-7 117 127 14 258
61 UCLA (Pac-12) 12 8-4 98 132 28 258
64 Miami (OH) (MAC) 13 7-6 100 135 24 259
64 Southern California (Pac-12) 12 4-8 98 127 34 259
64 Toledo (MAC) 13 7-6 102 122 35 259
67 Utah (Pac-12) 14 10-4 103 136 21 260
68 Auburn (SEC) 13 6-7 87 154 20 261
68 Florida (SEC) 13 6-7 111 117 33 261
68 Rice (C-USA) 12 4-8 111 127 23 261
71 Alabama (SEC) 15 13-2 86 141 36 263
71 Middle Tenn. (C-USA) 13 7-6 111 134 18 263
73 TCU (Big 12) 12 5-7 124 118 22 264
74 Cincinnati (AAC) 14 13-1 124 120 21 265
75 Virginia Tech (ACC) 13 6-7 122 124 20 266
76 Baylor (Big 12) 14 12-2 99 141 27 267
76 Georgia Tech (ACC) 12 3-9 116 132 19 267
76 Vanderbilt (SEC) 12 2-10 115 133 19 267
79 Penn St. (Big Ten) 13 7-6 123 121 24 268
79 Washington St. (Pac-12) 13 7-6 123 128 17 268
81 Arkansas St. (Sun Belt) 12 2-10 139 114 16 269
81 Charlotte (C-USA) 12 5-7 120 134 15 269
81 Colorado (Pac-12) 12 4-8 123 123 23 269
81 Ga. Southern (Sun Belt) 12 3-9 104 141 24 269
81 Louisiana (Sun Belt) 14 13-1 113 130 26 269
81 Temple (AAC) 12 3-9 143 109 17 269
87 Tulane (AAC) 12 2-10 107 144 21 272
88 Louisiana Tech (C-USA) 12 3-9 112 141 22 275
88 Nevada (Mountain West) 13 8-5 131 129 15 275
88 Oklahoma (Big 12) 13 11-2 102 152 21 275
91 Old Dominion (C-USA) 13 6-7 102 146 28 276
92 Maryland (Big Ten) 13 7-6 113 130 34 277
92 Ohio St. (Big Ten) 13 11-2 97 151 29 277
92 UCF (AAC) 13 9-4 111 140 26 277
92 ULM (Sun Belt) 12 4-8 110 156 11 277
96 Marshall (C-USA) 13 7-6 139 115 24 278
96 Stanford (Pac-12) 12 3-9 152 111 15 278
96 Texas Tech (Big 12) 13 7-6 99 160 19 278
99 New Mexico St. (FBS Independent) 12 2-10 112 143 24 279
99 Pittsburgh (ACC) 14 11-3 80 162 37 279
101 BYU (FBS Independent) 13 10-3 118 145 18 281
101 UTSA (C-USA) 14 12-2 105 148 28 281
101 Virginia (ACC) 12 6-6 119 132 30 281
104 Memphis (AAC) 12 6-6 125 138 19 282
105 Georgia St. (Sun Belt) 13 8-5 114 140 29 283
106 Akron (MAC) 12 2-10 158 113 15 286
106 Kansas (Big 12) 12 2-10 151 122 13 286
106 Massachusetts (FBS Independent) 12 1-11 143 116 27 286
106 Oregon St. (Pac-12) 13 7-6 118 142 26 286
106 South Fla. (AAC) 12 2-10 118 151 17 286
111 UConn (FBS Independent) 12 1-11 136 127 24 287
112 Ball St. (MAC) 13 6-7 131 140 18 289
112 Duke (ACC) 12 3-9 114 155 20 289
114 Utah St. (Mountain West) 14 11-3 117 146 27 290
115 Louisville (ACC) 13 6-7 118 148 26 292
115 Ohio (MAC) 12 3-9 120 145 27 292
117 Tennessee (SEC) 13 7-6 118 154 23 295
118 North Carolina (ACC) 13 6-7 134 132 31 297
119 Eastern Mich. (MAC) 13 7-6 144 134 20 298
119 FIU (C-USA) 12 1-11 148 137 13 298
119 Texas St. (Sun Belt) 12 4-8 132 146 20 298
122 Missouri (SEC) 13 6-7 156 116 29 301
123 Hawaii (Mountain West) 13 6-7 111 168 25 304
124 Northern Ill. (MAC) 14 9-5 159 137 16 312
125 Wake Forest (ACC) 14 11-3 148 137 29 314
126 Oregon (Pac-12) 14 10-4 122 163 31 316
127 Michigan St. (Big Ten) 13 11-2 102 192 24 318
128 Ole Miss (SEC) 13 10-3 144 143 37 324
129 Western Ky. (C-USA) 14 9-5 139 169 24 332
130 Kent St. (MAC) 14 7-7 155 174 31 360


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