Penalties have the power to turn the tide of games and drive coaches crazy.
So, where does your team stand in terms of penalties per game this season? According to CFBStats.com, here’s how all 14 SEC teams rank in penalties, from most-penalized to least-penalized.
It’s worth noting that teams 11 through 13 on this list all have first-year head coaches, who sometimes struggle with player discipline as they try to institute their way of doing things. But that hasn’t appeared to be a problem for Arkansas’ Chad Morris, Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher or Tennessee’s Jeremy Pruitt.
Penalties have been an issue for Florida (second-most) and new head man Dan Mullen, yet they haven’t slowed the No. 14 Gators down too much during their 5-1 start.
The difference between Ole Miss (most-penalized) and Vanderbilt (least-penalized) is nearly four infractions per game, which could easily be the difference between wins and losses.