Video: SEC's statistical leaders on offense not who we expected
Chad Kelly of Ole Miss is surely the premier quarterback in the conference, but he’s not in terms of passer efficiency rating.
It was billed as the year of the running back in the SEC. Names likes LSU’s Leonard Fournette, Georgia’s Nick Chubb and Tennessee’s Jalen Hurd dominated the conversation. However, the league’s leading rusher is a different name.
There are some explosive wide receivers among the 14 member institutions, too. Calvin Ridley at Alabama, Christian Kirk at Texas A&M, Antonio Callaway at Florida — cornerbacks quake in their cleats when having to cover those guys one on one. Nevertheless, a tight end has more receiving yards than all of them.
While we’re yet to reach the midway point of the 2016 campaign, we’ve played enough games for the statistics to be meaningful. On the offensive side the football in particular, a few of the league leaders are a bit surprising.
Be sure to watch the video above for some quick commentary on the top throwers, runners and receivers through Week 5.