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!
Auburn got off to a big lead against Georgia and then let it slip away last Saturday, needing a score in the final 25 seconds of the game to win the game in miracle fashion. The Tigers scored 10 in the first quarter, 17 in the second, seven in the third and nine in the final 15 minutes. Overall they are scoring at a huge rate, especially compared to last season. Here is the total number of points that Auburn has scored in each quarter this season compared to last season. Don’t forget, Auburn has played in one less game this season.
- First Quarter: 2012 (42 points), 2013 (121 points)
- Second Quarter: 2012 (78 points), 2013 (131 points)
- Third Quarter: 2012 (65 points), 2013 (97 points)
- Fourth Quarter: 2012 (36 points), 2013 (80 points)
Last season the Tigers did score three points in overtime but Auburn has not played in an overtime game this season.
Steve Spurrier and his Gamecocks defeated Spurrier’s former school, the Florida Gators 19-14 last Saturday. It was the 16th straight home win for South Carolina and it sets a school record breaking the 15-game streak set from 1978 to 1980. One player that has been a star in many of those wins during this streak is Mike Davis. The running back only had 54 yards rushing, it was his second lowest of the season. But he now has 1,112 rushing yards on the season. He only trails Auburn’s Tre Mason in terms of total net rush yards by an SEC player, but Mason has played one more game. So Davis leads in rush yards per game with 111.2. With two, maybe three, maybe four games left on the schedule, he is certainly going to climb the Gamecock charts. He is now sixth all-time in single season rushing yards by a South Carolina player.
- George Rogers (1980): 1,894 yards
- George Rogers (1979): 1,681 yards
- Marcus Lattimore (2010): 1,197 yards
- Kevin Long (1975): 1,133 yards
- Duce Staley (1996): 1,116 yards
- Mike Davis (2013): 1,112 yards
Ole Miss didn’t just set a school record against Troy for most total yards in a game. The Rebels destroyed it. Ole Miss had 382 rushing yards and 369 passing yards for a total of 751 yards. The old record was 623 when it defeated Auburn in 1951. The total was the fifth highest in SEC history and tied for sixth most in the FBS this season. Here are the top seven this season in the FBS.
- Baylor vs. West Virginia: 872 yards
- Baylor vs. Buffalo: 781 yards
- Baylor vs. UL-Monroe: 781 yards
- Oregon vs. Nicholls State: 772 yards
- Oregon vs. Colorado: 755 yards
- Michigan vs. Indiana: 751 yards
- Ole Miss vs. Troy: 751 yards
Aaron Murray did all that he could do last Saturday but his team fell short to Auburn. The senior already had the SEC career passing yards and touchdown record through the air, and after the Tigers game he now has the SEC career pass completion record. Due to his career-high 33 completions, he now has 903 in his career which eclipses Chris Leak’s total. Here is a breakdown of his 903 completions by how many times he has done it in a game.
- Under 10 completions: 1 game (2010 vs. Kentucky)
- 11-19 completions: 38 games
- 20-24 completions: 9 games
- 25-29 completions: 1 game
- 30 and higher completions: 2 games