Ten interesting stats from the SEC

NCAA Football: Jacksonville State at Arkansas

22 – The Texas A&M Aggies run 22 more plays every single game on offense than the Auburn Tigers do. Auburn gains 5.11 yards per play in 2012 (good for 12th in the SEC). If Auburn were to gain 5.11 yards on those 22 extra plays, it would give them over 112 more yards of offense every game. That’s 1120 yards so far this season.

79 – The number of penalties that the Florida Gators have committed in 2012. The SEC’s worst with regards to committing penalties – these penalties have cost the Gators 66.1 yards per game this season.

191 – The number of rush attempts by Florida RB Mike Gillislee. The work horse leads all rushers in the SEC interms of attempts. Second place goes to Missouri’s Kendial Lawrence with 157.

2 – The number of wide receivers in the SEC with over 1000 receiving yards on the season. They are Arkansas’ Cobi Hamilton and Vanderbilt’s Jordan Matthews.

72.97% – The red zone touchdown conversion rate of the Georgia Bulldog offense. Getting in the end zone 72.97% of the time when the Dawgs get within the 20 is good for best in the league. Alabama is 2nd with 71.43%. Five SEC teams are at 50% or below.

145.3 – The number of all-purpose yards per game of Tennessee’s Cordarrelle Patterson – the conference leader in all-purpose yards. Patterson also leads the SEC in plays over 40+ yards with 6.

55.06% – Texas A&M’s third down conversion rate – the only SEC team converting over half of their third down attempts.

3.97 – The number of yards per play that the Alabama defense gives up – the only SEC team under 4. However, against Texas A&M, Alabama gave up 5.43 yards per play.

402 – The number of pass attempts by the Tennessee offense in 2012. Nearly double the 212 pass attempts by the Florida offense.

4 – The number of plays over 50 yards by Georgia’s Keith Marshall. Six guys have 3 plays each over 50 yards including Georgia’s WR Tavarres King.

 

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