For You Big-Time Stats Guys | SEC Week 9

For You Big-Time Stats Guys | SEC Week 9
October 22, 2013, 12:00 pm
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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

Nick Marshall did a little of everything in College Station last week and he and his fellow Auburn Tigers pulled off an upset over Texas A&M.  Marshall had 236 yards passing and 100 yards rushing in the victory.  He more than doubled Johnny Manziel’s rushing total of 48 yards.  Marshall also had two touchdowns rushing and two passing.  He became only the second player in Auburn history to have both in a game, with Cam Newton being the other.  Here is a list of Southeastern Conference players who have accomplished this feat at least two times in a game since 2000.

  • Tim Tebow: 12 games
  • Johnny Manziel:   7 games
  • Cam Newton:   4 games
  • Aaron Murray:   2 games
  • Chris Leak:   2 games
  • Jevan Snead:   2 games

TENNESSEE

Dressed in all orange, Tennessee defeated South Carolina, 23-21, on a field goal by Michael Palardy as time expired.  The Volunteers win was their first over a ranked team since 2009.  It was also the first SEC win for Butch Jones.  Marquez North was one of the big stars making one-handed catches in all sorts of coverage.  He had the first 100-yard receiving game of his young career becoming the first frosh at Tennessee to accomplish this feat since Justin Hunter in 2010.  Many scouts think he should have an outstanding career for the Volunteers.  If he does, he will be attacking this chart in the future.  Here are the top five Volunteers in terms of most 100-yard receiving games in their career:

  • Joey Kent: 15 games
  • Marcus Nash: 11 games
  • Justin Hunter:  8 games
  • Peerless Price:  8 games
  • Tim McGee:  8 games

MISSOURI

The Tigers keep on winning.  Missouri remains undefeated and is on top of the SEC East standings.  Mizzou is 7-0 on the season and beat up the Florida Gators this week, outgaining them 500 yards to 151.  One of the big reasons for success on defense is Michael Sam.  I wrote about him awhile back, but he keeps on producing.  Last week he notched three more sacks and has 18.5 sacks in his career thanks to three three-sack performances this season.  He is the only player in the FBS that has three games with at least three sacks.  There are only four players in the FBS that have three games with at least two sacks.  Here are those players:

  • Michael Sam, Missouri: 3 games
  • Vic Beasley, Clemson: 3 games
  • Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh: 3 games
  • Trent Murphy, Stanford: 3 games

VANDERBILT

The Commodores have been close several times in the last few seasons to pulling off upsets.  Last week against Georgia they did accomplish the feat, thanks to outscoring the Bulldogs 17-0 in the fourth quarter in a 31-27 victory.  One of the key players in the game was Jordan Matthews, who had a career-high 11 receptions.  It was his 28th-straight game with a reception.  He now has 208 in his career.  His 89 receiving yards gives him a total of 3,080 in his career.  Both marks are very close to breaking SEC career records.  Here is where he stands on both charts:

SEC: Most career receptions

  1. Earl Bennett (Vanderbilt): 236 receptions
  2. Jordan Matthews (Vanderbilt): 208 receptions
  3. Craig Yeast (Kentucky): 208 receptions

SEC: Most career receiving yards

  1. Terrence Edwards (Georgia): 3,093 yards
  2. Jordan Matthews (Vanderbilt): 3,080 yards
  3. Alshon Jeffery (South Carolina): 3,042 yards
  4. Josh Reed (LSU): 3,001 yards

ALABAMA

Alabama doesn’t fall in the category of upsets.  Generally they just make other teams… well upset.  The Crimson Tide notched another shutout as they blanked Arkansas 52-0 last week.  It was their second shutout this season and their 12th under Nick Saban.   I also mentioned a few weeks back that his total is the most in the FBS since his arrival to Tuscaloosa.  But the Tide also did well offensively, so this stat looks at domination.  Here is the number of SEC victories by at least 20 points over other SEC teams since 2007:

  • Alabama: 24 wins
  • Florida: 19 wins
  • LSU: 12 wins
  • Georgia: 10 wins
  • Arkansas:   9 wins

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