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The starting QB's have combined for 7,312 yards and 69 TD's, and both led their respective conferences in pass efficiency. The top two RB's for each team have combined for 3,017 yards and 33 rushing scores
Tulsa is the only team in the FBS that ranks in the top 10 in both rushing offense and passing offense.
Tulsa ranks in the top eight nationally in five major categories - scoring offense (47.3 ppg, second); total offense (565.08 ypg, second); pass efficiency (175.53, third); passing
offense (310.23, sixth); rushing offense (254.85, eighth).
Tulsa QB David Johnson has 43 TD passes and also 18 interceptions, and TB Tarrion Adams has rushed for 1,316 yards and 11 TD's.
RB Tarrion Adams leads the Tulsa ground attack with 1,316 yards and 11 TD's. Brennan Marion leads a deep WR corps for head coach Todd Graham, as he has collected 43 receptions, for 1,112 yards and eight TD's. Freshman WR/KR Damaris Johnson has already set a CUSA single-season record for season kickoff return yards with 1,319 yards on 51 returns.
Ball State ranks in the top 20 nationally in scoring offense (37.7 ppg, 15th) and scoring defense (16.7 ppg allowed, 10th).
Cardinal QB Nate Davis has led the MAC in pass efficiency for three straight years, joining Chad Pennington and Byron Leftwich in MAC history in accomplishing that feat.
Ball State RB MiQuale Lewis, all 5-feet, 6-inches of him, led the MAC in rushing with his 130.8 ypg and 22 TD's.
Ball State had the program’s best season in history, posting a regular season record of 12-0 and peaking at No. 12 in the AP Poll before a Dec. 5 championship game loss to Buffalo. The Cardinals had an early-season win over EagleBank Bowl bound Navy and followed that two weeks later with its first-ever win over a Big Ten team (Indiana).
Tulsa tied Rice with a 7-1 record for the West Division of the C-USA and won the tiebreaker to advance as host of the league’s championship game. The Hurricane, like BSU, dropped its title game as East Carolina scored a 27-24 victory. Tulsa started the season 8-0 and was ranked as high as No. 18 in the nation.