In the SEC, every touchdown matters. Football is a game of inches and teams must score in any way possible. The big passes and long runs are great, but just as important are the less common non-offensive touchdowns.

Take the national championship for example. Kenyan Drake’s 95-yard kickoff return in the 4th quarter put Alabama ahead by double digits late. The Tide added one more touchdown to secure a 45-40 win.

That’s how important defensive and special teams scores are to the course of a game. SEC teams have combined for 158 non-offensive touchdowns since conference expansion in 2012.

Here’s a breakdown in that span.

SchoolKick return TDsPunt return TDsINT TDsFumble return TDsTotal TDs
Alabama268117
Tennessee357015
Georgia354214
Missouri444214
Florida246113
Auburn334212
Texas A&M037212
LSU145111
Mississippi State315211
Vanderbilt244010
Ole Miss11619
South Carolina12429
Kentucky00628
Arkansas10203