SDS will break down all 10 SEC bowl games from a numbers perspective, and here is a look at this year’s Outback Bowl between LSU and Iowa.
From a numbers perspective, LSU has a big advantage in scoring offense. However, the kicker is that Zach Mettenberger is out, so you can throw those numbers out the window. Iowa’s defense has played well throughout the season, and they are allowing opponents to score less than 20 points per game.
LSU’s redzone offense jumps out, scoring over 83 percent of the time with 35 touchdowns. Also, Iowa’s defense has struggled in the redzone, giving up 36 touchdowns.
|Scoring Offense||37 PPG||27.3 PPG|
|Rushing Offense||200.83 YPG||188.5 YPG|
|Passing Offense||265.1 YPG||200.4 YPG|
|Total Offense||465.9||388.9 YPG|
|Scoring Defense||22.7 PPG||18.8 YPG|
|Rushing Defense||148.83||120.75 YPG|
|Passing Defense||200.8 YPG||182.4 YPG|
|Total Defense||349.7 YPG||303.2 YPG|
|3rd Down Offense||82/140 (58.57%)||82/182 (45.05%)|
|3rd Down Defense||66/169 (39.05%)||61/178 (34.27%)|
|Red Zone Offense||83.33% (35 TDs, 10 FGs)||78% (26 TDs, 13 FGs)|
|Red Zone Defense||84.62% (19 TDs, 14 FGs)||84.62% (36 TDs, 8 FGs)|
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