Picked up this little nugget from Stewart Mandel:
Officially, Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson is leading the nation in rushing (168.7 yards per game). Ironically, that wouldn't be the case if the NCAA counted the statistics from his rain-shortened opener against Western Michigan.
Sure enough, here are Denard's rushing numbers:
v. Western: 8 for 46 yards
v. Notre Dame: 16 for 108 yards
v. Eastern: 26 for 198 yards
v. SDSU: 21 for 200 yards
Denard's average of 168.67 yards over the three games that "count" puts him in first place, ahead of Oregon's LaMichael James (153.27) and South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore (152.75). However, if the stats from the Western game had counted his average of 138 yards would only be good enough for 5th place, behind a running back named Ronnie Hillman, whom you may have heard of.
Even if you assume that the 4th quarter of the Western game was played out and Denard rushed for another 50 yards (which is by no means guaranteed as the game was well in hand by the time it was called), it wouldn't have moved him anywhere in the ranking.
As brainless as the NCAA's refusal to count the statistics in a shortened game seems, they are actually doing us a favor in at least one statistical category.