Looking at the numbers: LSU vs. Iowa


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.

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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.

LSU Iowa
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
TO Margin -2 +1
3rd Down Offense 82/140 (58.57%) 82/182 (45.05%)
3rd Down Defense 66/169 (39.05%) 61/178 (34.27%)
Sacks 24 20
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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