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How are the Broncos measuring up? A look at Boise State's statistical rankings

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Through five weeks of the season, Boise State is undefeated and ranked in the Top Ten. Do the statistics support that?

After the jump, take a look at how the Broncos compare to the rest of college football and how they stack up in conference. Can you guess how many categories Utah State is beating the Broncos in?

Boise State Offense

Points Scored (per game)

  • 7th nationally (40.2 points per game)
  • 1st in WAC

Total offense (yards per game)

  • 18th nationally (439 yards per game)
  • 5th in WAC (behind Fresno State, Nevada, Hawaii, and Utah State)

Rushing offense (yards per game)

  • 32nd nationally (191.6)
  • 4th in WAC (behind Nevada, Fresno State, and Utah State)

Passing offense (yards per game)

  • 37th nationally (247.8 yards per game)
  • 4th in WAC (behind Hawaii, Idaho, and Utah State)

Third down offense (conversion rate)

  • 41st nationally (40.7 percent)
  • 6th in WAC (behind Idaho, Fresno State, Nevada, Louisiana Tech, and Hawaii)

Time of possession

  • 55th nationally (30:08)
  • 4th in WAC (behind Fresno State, New Mexico State, and Idaho)

Boise State Defense

Points Allowed (per game)

  • 13th nationally (14.4 points per game)
  • 1st in WAC

Total defense (yards per game)

  • 18th nationally (273 yards per game)
  • 1st in WAC

Rushing defense (yards per game)

  • 26th nationally (102 yards per game)
  • 1st in WAC

Passing defense (yards per game)

  • 25th nationally 171
  • 2nd in WAC (behind New Mexico State)