College Football Predictions: Ohio State, Oregon Will Lead the Top 10 Highest-Scoring Offenses in 2024

    Offensive production is the name of the game in college football, and no one can put up points quite like these 10 teams.

    Five teams averaged 40+ points last season, and another 45 scored 30+ per game. If you can’t score points, you aren’t going to win many games in the modern era of college football, but these 10 teams won’t have that issue in 2024.

    Predicting the Top 10 Highest-Scoring College Football Offenses in 2024

    10) Boise State Broncos

    Don’t sleep on the Broncos this year. Dirk Koetter and his over 40 years of coaching experience will call the offense led by former five-star QB and USC transfer Malachi Nelson. All-world RB Ashton Jeanty returns fresh off a 1,300-yard and 14-touchdown campaign, along with the majority of the offensive line.

    And out wide, Indiana’s Camp Camper and top JUCO WR Chris Marshall bolster a receiving corps bringing back Prince Strachan, Austin Bolt, and Latrell Caples. All told, Boise State will crush their 32-point-per-game average from last season.

    9) LSU Tigers

    No more Jayden Daniels, Malik Nabers, Brian Thomas Jr., or Mike Denbrock … no problem? There will be a drop-off, but likely not as much as many expect. Garrett Nussmeier has been waiting in the wings for the last two years, and he has the arm to capitalize on his preparation.

    With QBs coach Joe Sloan being promoted to OC, two potential first-round picks protecting the edges (Will Campbell and Emery Jones Jr.), the reliable Mason Taylor lining up at TE, and Liberty’s CJ Daniels and Mississippi State’s Zavion Thomas joining Kyren Lacy in the WR room, Nussmeier has the weapons to lead the Tigers to another 40+ PPG season.

    8) Tennessee Volunteers

    In Josh Heupel’s three seasons as Tennessee’s head coach, the Vols rank third in the nation in PPG (39.1) and fourth in YPG (482.8). Of course, the offense under Joe Milton III wasn’t as efficient or explosive as it was under Hendon Hooker, but with the highly touted Nico Iamaleava now under center, Heupel should be back in his bag.

    Squirrel White, Bru McCoy, Dont’e Thornton Jr., and Tulane transfer Chris Brazzell II highlight the WR corps, and consensus five-star true freshman Mike Matthews is also in the room. Three senior starters return for their final seasons on the offensive line, and LSU’s Lance Heard and Texas’ Andrej Karic fill out the rest of the unit. All told, the Vols have the talent to be a top-five offense; it’s up to Iamaleava to prove it.

    7) Memphis Tigers

    The Tigers’ 39.4 PPG in 2023 ranked sixth nationally, and they should finish in the top 10 once again this season. Back for his fourth starting season, Seth Henigan threw for the fourth most passing yards in the FBS last year (3,883) and will have three of his top pass catchers once again in 2024: Roc Taylor, Koby Drake, and Demeer Blankumse.

    Star RB Blake Watson is gone, but Memphis did add South Carolina’s Mario Anderson to the backfield. Ryan Silverfield’s squad should vie for a spot in the expanded 12-team College Football Playoff.

    6) Texas Longhorns

    Texas will look different this year after losing Xavier Worthy, Jonathon Brooks, Adonai Mitchell, Ja’Tavion Sanders, Keilan Robinson, and Jordan Whittington to the NFL. Plus, the program is moving from the Big 12 to the SEC, where “it just means more” often applies to the defensive side of the ball.

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    Yet, Steve Sarkisian is still calling the shots, and Quinn Ewers is still slinging the rock. And even with those six players no longer in town, the depth chart is not devoid of talent: Isaiah Bond, Amari Niblack, Silas Bolden, Matthew Golden, CJ Baxter, and an offensive line anchor by LT Kelvin Banks Jr.

    5) Ole Miss Rebels

    If you thought Lane Kiffin’s offense was deadly last season, wait until 2024 kicks off. Jaxson Dart showed vast improvements in 2023 and now adds South Carolina slot demon Antwane Wells Jr. into the fold. He’ll line up alongside WR1 Tre Harris and WR2 Jordan Watkins, who tormented DBs constantly when healthy.

    The offensive line welcomes four transfers, with three likely locking up starting positions. And the RB room — what wealth of riches Ole Miss has! Logan Diggs (LSU), Henry Parish Jr. (Miami-FL), Jacory Croskey-Merritt (New Mexico), and Rashad Amos (Miami-OH) all transfer in to make up for the loss of Quinshon Judkins (Ohio State).

    4) Liberty Flames

    HC Jamey Chadwell, QB Kaidon Salter, and RB Quinton Cooley all return to face a schedule bereft of Power Five competition. What’s more to say? The Flames could — and should — go unbeaten in the regular season once again after leading the country in rushing YPG (293.3).

    WR CJ Daniels is off to LSU, but Liberty did add Coastal Carolina’s Tyson Mobley to help fill the void. Yet, that’s just the cherry on top of the overwhelming cake, which is Salter and Cooley in the backfield.

    3) Georgia Bulldogs

    The Bulldogs are the favorites to win the 2024-2025 National Championship, and for good reason. Reliable QB? Check (Carson Beck). Big-name back who can lead the charge in the running game? Check (Trevor Etienne). A strong receiving TE duo? Check (Oscar Delp and Benjamin Yurosek).

    A WR corps with experienced and young, talented playmakers? Check (Rara Thomas, Dillon Bell, Dominic Lovett, Colbie Young, Michael Jackson III, and London Humphreys). And last but not least, an offensive line able to bulldoze defenders and keep the QB’s pads clean? Check, check, and check (LT Earnest Greene III, LG Dylan Fairchild, C Jared Wilson, RG Tate Ratledge, RT Xavier Truss).

    2) Ohio State Buckeyes

    With the best two-headed backfield (Quinshon Judkins and TreVeyon Henderson) next to and behind Kansas State transfer Will Howard, OC Chip Kelly should have no issue blowing up the scoreboard in 2024.

    As is expected with the Buckeyes, there is no shortage of future NFL pass catchers on the roster, including Emeka Egbuka and true freshman monstrosity Jeremiah Smith. With Michigan enduring turnover in the coaching staff and at key positions, Ohio State should be the favorite to sit on the Big Ten’s throne.

    1) Oregon Ducks

    Entering Year 2 of OC Will Stein’s system, the Ducks are primed for an offensive onslaught of epic proportions. Dillon Gabriel and his downfield debauchery come over from Oklahoma, and Evan Stewart brings his route-running reliability from Texas A&M.

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    They are perfect fits for the up-tempo spread scheme and are bolstered by the likes of 1,000-yard WR Tez Johnson, explosive RB Jordan James, and arguably the best offensive line in the nation.

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