A statistical comparison of Auburn vs. Florida State

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SDS will break down all 10 SEC bowl games from a numbers perspective, and here is a look at this national championship between Auburn and FSU.

How do Auburn and FSU stack up statistically?

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The first thing that jumps out about the Seminoles is that they statistically have the best offense in the country. It’s balanced and explosive, and their defense has been just as dominant. Yes, I know they play in the mighty ACC, but their numbers across the board are dominant, even their turnover margin at +17.

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What’s even more impressive is the Noles’ red zone numbers, scoring 55 TDs, but Auburn’s best asset on defense is their red zone defense, allowing opponents to score just 71 percent of the time. Auburn’s defense is bend but don’t break, and they’ll have to be great in the red zone tonight.

Auburn FSU
Scoring Offense 40.2 PPG 53 PPG
Rushing Offense 335.69 PPG 207.38 YPG
Passing Offense 169.6 PPG 322 YPG
Total Offense 505.3 YPG 529.4 YPG
Scoring Defense 24 PPG 10.7 PPG
Rushing Defense 164.5 YPG 116.54 YPG
Passing Defense 259.3 YPG 152 YPG
Total Defense 423.5 YPG 268.5 YPG
TO Margin 0 +17
3rd Down Offense 77/169 (45.56%) 80/145 (55.17%)
3rd Down Defense 64/188 (34.04%) 58/195 (29.74%)
Sacks 28 33
Red Zone Offense 89.47% (42 TDs, 9 FGs) 97.10% (55 TDs, 12 FGs)
Red Zone Defense 70.83% (23 TDs, 11 FGs) 76.92% (14 TDs, 6 FGs)

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