Stat Check: How the RedHawks stack up vs. rest of FBS

The Miami University football team (1-2) is now a fourth of the way through the 2012 season.

The RedHawks have looked good at times, but have also struggled. To be fair, Miami has played two teams that will likely finish the season ranked in the top 25 and maybe even the top 10 (Ohio State and Boise State). But this week, the games that really count start, as Miami begins conference play at home against Massachusetts Saturday at noon.

So, to see how the 'Hawks have stacked up against the rest of the country through three games, listed below are a few national team and individual rankings.

 

Offense

  • Miami is 104th out of 120 teams in total offense. The RedHawks have totaled 875 yards from scrimmage, averaging 291.7 yards per game.

  • Miami is 52nd in passing with 717 of its yards coming through the air, an average of 239 yards per game.

  • Miami is 118th in rushing, averaging just more than 57.67 yards per game.

  • Miami is 111th in the country in first downs with 44 and is tied for 66th in third down conversions, going 16 of 46.

  • Senior quarterback Zac Dysert is 39th in the country in passing yards with 705. He ranks 32nd in completion percentage (68.1) and has a 121.4 quarterback rating. Dysert averages 6.1 yards per attempt.

  • Senior wide receiver Andy Cruse is third in the nation in receptions with 26 for 150 yards.

  • The offense has allowed seven sacks, which is tied for 16th most in the country.

 

Defense

  • Miami is 114th in rushing defense, allowing 249.3 yards per game, and is 79th in passing defense, giving up 249.3 yards per game. (That's not a typo; the RedHawks allow the same amount of passing and rushing yards per game.)

  • Miami has intercepted three passes this season. The FBS leaders have seven.

  • Miami is tied for 28th in turnovers with six.

  • Miami is tied for 83rd in sacks with four.

  • Senior linebacker Pat Hinkel is tied for third in the country in interceptions with three.