Which SEC teams run the most plays per game?

NCAA Football: Ole Miss at LSU

Only two SEC coaches took a liking to the 10-second proposal that would theoretically slow down hurry-up offenses.

Nick Saban and Bret Bielema were the only two proponents of the shelved rule, while offensive-minded coaches such as Gus Malzahn, Hugh Freeze and Kevin Sumlin were against it.

It’s easy to see why.

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Ole Miss (79.8) ran the most plays per game of any SEC team in 2013, and they were second to only Texas A&M (83.5) in 2012. The biggest jump made from 2012 to 2013 was Gus Malzahn’s Auburn Tigers, who surprisingly didn’t average the most plays per game this past season. Auburn averaged just 60.5 plays per game in 2012; they jumped to 73.8 plays per game under Malzahn.

Arkansas (64.7) and Alabama (65.9) ran the fewest plays per game in 2013. Here’s a breakdown of the last two seasons:

2013
1. Ole Miss: 79.8
2. Missouri: 75.5
3. Georgia: 74.6
4. Mississippi State: 74.2
5. Auburn: 73.8
6. Texas A&M: 73.8
7. South Carolina: 72.5
8. Vanderbilt: 70.8
9. Florida: 68.9
10. LSU: 67.7
11. Tennessee: 67.7
12. Kentucky: 66.8
13. Alabama: 65.9
14. Arkansas: 64.7

2012
1. Texas A&M: 83.5
2. Ole Miss: 76.2
3. Missouri: 75.7
4. Tennessee: 75.1
5. LSU: 70.8
6. Arkansas: 70.5
7. Vanderbilt: 69.2
8. South Carolina: 69
9. Georgia: 67.8
10. Florida: 67.2
11. Kentucky: 67
12. Mississippi State: 66.8
13. Alabama: 66.3
14. Auburn: 60.5

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  • Surprising to see UGA at 3 on this list. I guess our defense let opposing teams score so quickly that our offense had more time to run plays. The D sure as hell wasn’t creating turnovers.

    • Hahahahaha. Your D figured that if the opposing offense was going to score, why not let them do it in less plays and get your offense back on the field faster. Makes perfect sense.

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