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Michigan-Ohio State, Notre Dame-USC: Week 13 by the numbers – FOX Sports
November 24, 2022
While Week 13 of the college football season features several must-see matchups, including the biggest matchup of the weekend — Saturday’s showdown between No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Michigan.
The winner of this much-anticipated game will move on to the Big Ten Championship Game and likely to the College Football Playoff. It is the 12th time that the rivals have met with both ranked in the top five and the third time that both have been undefeated at this point in the season.
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There are several other big matchups on Saturday that will impact the chase to be one of college football’s four playoff teams, including No. 6 USC hosting No. 15 Notre Dame. USC is off to its best start since 2008 and will look to take one step closer to locking up a spot in this year’s playoff.
Here are the key stats to know for the marquee matchups in Week 13.
68-37-6: North Carolina leads the all-time series, 68-37-6.
6-0: UNC is 6-0 on the road for the first time in school history. It is the second-longest active road streak in the nation.
25-2: Mack Brown is 25-2 in his last 27 games against in-state ACC opponents as the head coach of the Tar Heels.
328.5: Drake Maye is currently averaging 328.5 passing yards per game and leads UNC in rushing with 597 yards (54.3 YPG). The last two QBs who averaged over 300 passing yards per game while leading their team in rushing were Patrick Mahomes in 2016 and Johnny Manziel in 2013.
11: North Carolina WR Josh Downs leads the ACC and is tied for third nationally with 11 receiving touchdowns.
16: NC State has intercepted 16 passes in 2022, a mark that leads the ACC and ranks fourth in the FBS.
21: NC State kicker Christopher Dunn continues to hold the nation’s longest streak for consecutive field goals made with 21, which is the second-longest streak in school history
59-52-6: Michigan holds a 59-52-6 advantage in the series, but the Wolverines haven’t won at Ohio State since 2000, a 38-26 victory that captured the Big Ten Championship.
13: Michigan’s 13-game conference win streak matches one of the same length from 2003-04. It is the program’s longest since a 16-game conference win streak spanning 1996-98.
15: Michigan has won 15 consecutive home games, the longest active streak in the Big Ten.
43: Michigan’s defense has forced 43 three-and-outs on the season, including 15 in the last three games.
10-0: Michigan QB J.J. McCarthy has begun his career as a starter with a 10-0 record, matching Dennis Franklin (1972) for the most wins without a loss to begin a starting quarterback’s career in program history.
11:Blake Corum is the first player in UM history with a rushing touchdown in 11 straight games.
43: Ohio State and Michigan have played 43 games with the score decided by seven points or fewer.
+25: Ohio State (+29.5), Michigan (+27.6) and Georgia (+26.7) are the only teams in the country with average scoring margins above +25 points per game.
29: Ohio State has won 29 consecutive conference games at home and has not lost a Big Ten game at Ohio Stadium since the 2015 season (Michigan State; 17-14).
48.6: The Buckeyes are scoring 46.8 PPG, which ranks second nationally.
6: Ohio State is seeking a sixth Big Ten Championship Game appearance.
1:CJ Stroud ranks No. 1 nationally in both passing efficiency (183.3) and touchdown passes (35).