SEC stat leaders: Week 5
With a couple of nail-biting, in-conference tilts and a couple of blowouts, the SEC stat leaderboard is in an interesting state this week.
Most passing yards (individual)
Ole Miss’ Chad Kelly continued his quest for 4,000 while Alabama’s Jalen Hurts led the domination of Kentucky. Josh Dobbs got the better of Jacob Eason on the field and in the stat book.
- Chad Kelly, Ole Miss – 361 yards, 1 TD
- Jalen Hurts, Alabama — 262 yards, 2 TDs
- Joshua Dobbs, Tennessee — 230 yards, 3 TDs
Most rushing yards (individual)
The cupcake beatings of Auburn and Arkansas showed up here, but its worth noting just how badly Derrius Guice beat up on a real team (Mizzou). With no Leonard Fournette, the LSU run game still turned this year’s Mizzou game into last year’s Auburn game, with gashing run after gashing run.
- Derrius Guice, LSU — 163 yards, 3 TDs
- Kerryon Johnson, Auburn — 146 yards, 2 TDs
- Devwah Whaley, Arkansas — 135 yards, 1 TD
Most receiving yards (individual)
After a slow start, Calvin Ridley is who we thought he was. He propelled Alabama past a slow start against Kentucky. Again, Auburn and Arkansas had their SEC talent shine against inferior competition.
- Calvin Ridley, Alabama — 174 yards, 2 TDs
- Tony Stevens, Auburn — 109 yards, 1 TD
- Jared Cornelius, Arkansas — 106 yards, 2 TDs
Most total yards (team)
Auburn’s offense looked like the machine that Gus Malzahn was brought in to construct against UL-Monroe. Under coach Orgeron, LSU looked like a totally new team. Quarterback Danny Etling threw for over 200 yards, and the run game ravaged the talented Mizzou defensive line. Ole Miss can flat score with any team in the country.
- Auburn (vs. UL-Monroe) — 688 yards
- LSU (vs. Missouri) — 634 yards
- Ole Miss (vs. Memphis) — 624 yards
Most rushing yards (team)
After spending four quarters looking like neither team could play offense last week, LSU and Auburn got their explosive ground games back in Week 5. Arkansas really steamrolled Alcorn State.
- LSU (vs. Missouri) — 418 yards
- Auburn (vs. UL-Monroe) — 410 yards
- Arkansas (vs. Alcorn State) — 353 yards
Most rushing yards allowed
Poor Mizzou, Saturday just wasn’t its day. South Carolina was able to keep Texas A&M in check through most of the game, but the ground game was their undoing. Georgia re-opened that magic bottle from the UNC game and finally became the rushing unit that many expected heading into the season.
- Missouri (vs. LSU) — 418 yards
- South Carolina (vs. Texas A&M) — 216 yards
- Tennessee (vs. Georgia) — 181 yards
Fewest rushing yards allowed
As always, running the ball against Alabama can prove a tall task. Mizzou’s one-dimensional offense was laid bare against LSU. If only we could have those four hours from that Vandy-Florida game back in our lives.
- Alabama (vs. Kentucky) — 72 yards
- LSU (vs. Missouri) — 77 yards
- Vanderbilt (vs. Florida) — 92 yards
Most passing yards allowed
Ole Miss took the lead early, and Memphis was chucking it all over the yard playing catch-up. Though Kentucky started off strong, it was game over once Jalen Hurts settled in. It’s hard to fault this Georgia defense, which wouldn’t even make this list without Dobbs’ final 43-yard Hail Mary.
- Ole Miss (vs. Memphis) — 355 yards
- Kentucky (vs. Alabama) — 315 yards
- Georgia (vs. Tennessee) — 230 yards
Fewest passing yards allowed
This Kentucky passing attack is having a rough go of it, and Alabama is not the team to figure it out against. Florida was able to contain Vandy through the air but not Ralph Webb on the ground. Really inspiring job by Auburn, bottling up that prolific UL-Monroe passing offense.
- Alabama (vs. Kentucky) — 89 yards
- Florida (vs. Vanderbilt) — 118 yards
- Auburn (vs. UL-Monroe) — 139 yards