A statistical comparison of Auburn vs. Florida State

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.

Scoring Offense40.2 PPG53 PPG
Rushing Offense335.69 PPG207.38 YPG
Passing Offense169.6 PPG322 YPG
Total Offense505.3 YPG529.4 YPG
Scoring Defense24 PPG10.7 PPG
Rushing Defense164.5 YPG116.54 YPG
Passing Defense259.3 YPG152 YPG
Total Defense423.5 YPG268.5 YPG
TO Margin0+17
3rd Down Offense77/169 (45.56%)80/145 (55.17%)
3rd Down Defense64/188 (34.04%)58/195 (29.74%)
Red Zone Offense89.47% (42 TDs, 9 FGs)97.10% (55 TDs, 12 FGs)
Red Zone Defense70.83% (23 TDs, 11 FGs)76.92% (14 TDs, 6 FGs)

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