Looking at the numbers: Texas A&M vs. Duke

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SDS will break down all 10 SEC bowl games from a numbers perspective, and here is a look at this year’s Chick-fil-A Bowl between Texas A&M and Duke.

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The good thing for Texas A&M is that Duke’s offense doesn’t have a potent running game. The Blue Devil’s offense is effective and balanced, but it’s not explosive, particularly the running game. The Aggies have been the SEC’s worst defense at stopping the run and is giving up over 220 yards per game on the ground.

On paper, it’s a mismatch, but the biggest mismatch is Duke’s offense against the Aggies’ porous defense. Although Duke’s defense has given up some serious yardage, they have been pretty solid keeping opponents off the scoreboard and are only yielding 24.7 points per game.

Texas A&M Duke
Scoring Offense 43.6 PPG 31.6 PPG
Rushing Offense 187.25 YPG 173.69 YPG
Passing Offense 350.9 YPG 234.4 YPG
Total Offense 538.2 YPG 408.1 YPG
Scoring Defense 30.9 PPG 24.7 PPG
Rushing Defense 221.33 YPG 175.31 YPG
Passing Defense 239 YPG 233.2 YPG
Total Defense 460.3 YPG 408.5 YPG
TO Margin -1 +3
3rd Down Offense 77/152 (50.66%) 70/185 (37.84%)
3rd Down Defense 66/168 (39.29%) 75/203 (36.95%)
Sack 20 23
Red Zone Offense 80% (50 TDs, 6 FGs) 84.91% (37 TDs, 8 FGs)
Red Zone Defense 86% (32 TDs, 5 FGs) 80.95% (26 TDs, 8 FGs)

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