5 interesting stats from the SEC’s week two

Football coach Mark StoopsThe University of Kentucky men's basketball team beat Lipscomb 88-50 on Saturday, November 15, 2012, in Lexington's Rupp Arena.Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics

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Each week, we’ll post some interesting stats that will no doubt change over the course of the season. We’ll try and keep ‘em fresh every week.

Here are the interesting stats for week two:


Tennessee was the recipient of five consecutive series with a turnover by WKU. ‘Never seen anything like it’ was the recurring theme muttered by Bobby Petrino, Butch Jones and college football fans alike. In fact, the Hilltoppers committed five turnovers in six plays. That’s just crazy. Credit Tennessee for taking advantage.

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Florida scored just two times in six trips (33 %) against Miami. For the season, Florida is last in the SEC with a 50% conversion rate, scoring just two touchdowns in 12 red zone trips. The Gators committed three redzone turnovers Saturday.


Kentucky mounted 675 yards against Miami (OH). That’s good for third most in school history. The Cats gained 246 yards on 22 plays and scored 24 points and recorded 410 total yards by halftime. The 410 yards are more than Kentucky gained in nine games last season.


The quarterbacks who are playing their best football in 2013 are Aaron Murray, Zach Mettenberger and Johnny Manziel. The three combined for 13 touchdowns this weekend. Murray threw four; Mett threw a school-record five; and Johnny combined for four. All three combined for 994 yards passing Saturday. Who says the SEC is a defensive-only league?


Auburn and Arkansas rushed for more than 300 yards Saturday. The Hogs finished with 333, while Auburn finished with 301. Bret Bielema and Gus Malzahn’s teams lead the SEC in rushing yardage with two very different offenses. The impact of each new coach is already clear.



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