SDS will break down all 10 SEC bowl games from a numbers perspective, and here is a look at this year’s Compass Bowl between Vanderbilt and Houston.
Vanderbilt and Houston looks like a very even matchup. Houston statistically has a better offense, while Vanderbilt has the better numbers on defense. However, Houston’s +25 in turnover margin leads the country…by +8. That’s impressive, and it’s the highest of any FBS team in the last six years.
Houston has the much better red zone defense, but Vanderbilt is second in the SEC in red zone offense. That will be an interesting matchup when the Commodores are in the money zone.
|Scoring Offense||29.2 PPG||33.9 PPG|
|Rushing Offense||133 YPG||138.42 YPG|
|Passing Offense||233.7 YPG||284.1 YPG|
|Total Offense||366.7 YPG||422.5 YPG|
|Scoring Defense||24.7 PPG||20.2 PPG|
|Rushing Defense||148 YPG||143.83 YPG|
|Passing Defense||204.3 YPG||276.2 YPG|
|Total Defense||352.3 YPG||420 YPG|
|3rd Down Offense||58/165 (35.15%)||67/174 (38.51%)|
|3rd Down Defense||67/168 (39.88%)||72/196 (36.73%)|
|Red Zone Offense||88.46% (35 TDs, 11 FGs)||83.64% (32 TDs, 14 FGs)|
|Red Zone Defense||88.10% (27 TDs, 10 FGs)||73.33% (23 TDs, 10 FGs)|
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