Offense rules this era of college football. Practically every team in the country runs a fast-paced, up-tempo system that is capable of scoring a touchdown on every play, but these offenses have been more explosive than the rest. Here are the top six offenses in the country through the first three weeks of the season:
WVU hasn't played the strongest schedule since losing to Virginia Tech, but the numbers back up how good this group is. They rank sixth in the country in yards per game, including 592 against a solid Virginia Tech defense. West Virginia struggled to get the ball into the end zone against VT because of how good that unit is, but they're averaging 57.5 points per game since. Watch out for this group this year.
TCU's defense has been one of the most improved units in the country this offseason, but the offense has taken a huge step forward as well. Led by former Texas A&M quarterback Kenny "Trill" Hill, the Horned Frogs have scored at least 56 points in two of their three games by dominating through the air. TCU also showcased the ability of their running game in a blowout win over Arkansas. This appears to be a well-rounded unit that will get a big test Saturday against Oklahoma State.
4) UCLA Bruins
Yes, that loss to Memphis has put an early damper on UCLA's season, but their offense is still putting up impressive numbers. The Bruins have scored at least 45 points in every game they've played despite facing two quality teams in Texas A&M and Memphis, and they rank in the top eight in the country in both yards (564 per game) and points (48.7 per game). Quarterback Josh Rosen leads the country with 1,283 passing yards and 13 touchdowns.
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3) Oregon Ducks
Oregon looks like a legit contender in the Pac-12 under new head coach Willie Taggart. The Ducks are the only team that has played in more than two games that rank in the top three nationally in both yards and points per game. They've been explosive both through the air and on the ground, led by star running back Royce Freeman (460 rush yards, nine touchdowns). Expect them to keep racking up the numbers
What is there to say about Oklahoma State that hasn't already been said? They're one of three teams averaging over 600 yards of total offense and rank fourth in points (54.0 per game) despite sitting their starters for most of the second half in each of their first three games. The Cowboys proved their numbers were legit in a beatdown of Pitt while Mason Rudolph has turned into a bonafide Heisman candidate. They'll get another test Saturday against TCU.
No one has a hype train like Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma. Their win over Ohio State is still the most impressive win of the year, and despite playing the Buckeyes' dominant defense, rank in the top nine in every major offensive category. As such, it's no surprise that Mayfield (1,046 pass yards, 10 TDs) is the runaway Heisman favorite.Back to the NCAA Newsfeed
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