For all you passionate fans, you big-time stats guys, you BTSG's. Here are some notes, nuggets and tidbits of all things College Football. Impress your friends it's time to kickoff!
Texas A&M started off slow with just nine points in the first quarter in last week’s game against UTEP. Nine points isn’t that low unless expectations a high for a team like the Aggies. In the second quarter, however, they put up 27 and another 21 in the third quarter before putting on the breaks. Texas A&M won by the score of 57-7. Scoring 50 is nothing new for the team from College Station. Since Kevin Sumlin took over last season, his team has scored at least 50 points nine times (nine times Mrs. Bueller). The nine times is by far the most by a SEC team in this time period. Here are the top six:
- Texas A&M: 9
- Missouri: 4
- LSU: 3
- Vanderbilt: 3
- Mississippi State: 3
- Tennessee: 3
Todd Gurley came back just in time for the Bulldogs. He had 100 rushing yards and a touchdown and 87 receiving yards and a touchdown in the 23-20 win over the Gators. It was the third straight victory for Georgia over Florida. The Dawgs are 57-7 under Mark Richt when a Bulldog rushes for at least 100 yards. Here are the players with the most 100-yard games under Mark Richt.
- Knowshon Moreno: 13
- Todd Gurley: 12
- Thomas Brown: 7
- Danny Ware: 5
The gutsy Connor Shaw looked great again. Shaw tied his career-high with four touchdown passes in a win against Mississippi State. The other time he had four was against Kentucky in 2011. In that game against the Wildcats he had 311 passing yards. In this past game against the Bulldogs he had just 147. It was just the second time since 2000 where a SEC player had four touchdown passes in a game where he threw for less than 150 yards. The other was Jeff Driskel of Florida when he did that feat last season against of all teams, the Gamecocks of South Carolina.
Quarterback Jason Whitlow did a little bit of everything for the Kentucky Wildcats. The man in blue had both shoulder and ankle injuries and had two touchdown runs and two touchdown passes in the win over Alabama State. The first score was an 88-yard touchdown run. Since 2000, the 88-yard run was tied for the sixth longest run by a quarterback. Here are the top seven long runs.
- Eric Crouch (Nebraska): 2001 vs. Nebraska – 95 yards
- Kyle Herm (Rice): 2003 vs. Nevada – 95 yards
- Taylor Martinez (Nebraska): 2012 vs. UCLA – 92 yards
- Eli Roberson (Kansas State): 2002 vs. Nebraska – 91 yards
- Jordan Lynch (Northern Illinois): 2010 vs. Buffalo – 90 yards
- Jordan Lynch (Northern Illinois): 2012 vs. Army – 88 yards
- Jason Whitlow (Kentucky): 2013 vs. Alabama State – 88 yards