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Friday, January 4, 2013

Long Touchdown Plays

The table below is the number of long touchdown plays per team; for example, Akron scored 10 times on plays of 20 or more yards, 5 times on plays of 35 or more, etc. These results do not reflect bowl games.

- Texas A&M, Georgia and Clemson led the nation in touchdowns of 20+ yards with 25. Florida, LSU and Alabama were 1, 2, and 3 nationally in preventing explosive plays; A&M played all three and Georgia played two of the three (but had an extra game to do so).

- Iowa, UMass and South Alabama had only 4 20+ yard touchdowns all season.

- Baylor had 20 touchdown plays of 35 or more yards. Second best was Georgia with 17, then Clemson with 16.

- Miami had the most 50+ yard touchdowns with 11. Georgia, Wisconsin, and Baylor had 10. Four teams had 0: Michigan State, Utah, Iowa, and Western Kentucky.

- USC, Louisiana-Lafayette, and Baylor have scored 5 times on plays of 75+ yards. Utah State, Texas A&M and Missouri have 4 such touchdowns. Louisiana-Lafayette and Missouri had only 13 and 12 touchdowns of 20+ yards.

- 44 teams have not scored from 75 or more yards all season.

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