For You Big-Time Stats Guys | SEC Week 6

For You Big-Time Stats Guys | SEC Week 6
October 3, 2013, 2:15 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!

GEORGIA

The Bulldogs had a huge game last week.  Aaron Murray out-dueled former teammate Zach Mettenberger as Georgia outscored LSU 44-41.  I can go on and on about Murray and how he is moving up the SEC and his own team’s record charts, but I decided to wait another week or two before I go full out on Murray madness.  So I decided to go the team route.  Since 1992 when the conference was divided by East and West, Georgia has the best record among SEC East teams against its SEC West counterparts.  Here are all the teams in the East with records against the West.

  • Georgia: 42-20-1 .675
  • Florida : 38-24 .613
  • Tennessee: 36-25-1 .589
  • Kentucky: 23-39 .371
  • South Carolina: 22-39-1 .363
  • Vanderbilt: 12-51 .190
  • Missouri: 0-2 .000

ALABAMA

The Crimson Tide did what the Crimson Tide does best… play defense!  Alabama allowed just 205 total yards to Ole Miss and posted a shutout in a 25-0 win.  Shutouts are nothing new to Alabama.  Since the beginning of the 2007 season, when Nick Saban started his current reign, the Crimson Tide has 11 shutouts.  The next best SEC team in shutouts since 2007 is Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss and Missouri each with four.  The 11 total is also the best in the FBS.  Here are those top five:

  • Alabama: 11 shutouts
  • Boise State:   8 shutouts
  • Rutgers:   8 shutouts
  • TCU:   7 shutouts
  • Ohio State:   7 shutouts

VANDERBILT

The last few seasons Vanderbilt has showed some people that the Commodores are not pushovers any more.  Vandy has showed some people that they can win, too.  Last week, behind quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels’ career-high 334 pass yards Vanderbilt defeated UAB 52-24.  Vanderbilt has now won seven straight against non-conference foes.  But the big thing was the big number.  The 52 points is tied for third for the highest number of points scored by Vandy in the 2000s.  Here are those top five scores:

  • 2012 vs. Presbyterian: 58 points
  • 2012 vs. Wake Forest: 55 points
  • 2013 vs. UAB: 52 points
  • 2010 vs. Eastern Michigan: 52 points
  • 2003 vs. Chattanooga: 51 points

TENNESSEE

Senior running back Rajion Neal put on a show against South Alabama.  Neal had a career-high 169 rushing yards in the Tennessee victory.  But the last few games he’s struggled.  His previous three games, he totaled only 158 rush yards.  He now has four career 100-yard rushing games, but only one against an SEC opponent.  That game was against Georgia, which is the same opponent as this upcoming game.  Here are those four 100-yard rush games:

  • 2013 vs. South Alabama: 169 rush yards
  • 2012 vs. Akron: 151 rush yards
  • 2013 vs. Austin Peay: 141 rush yards
  • 2012 vs. Georgia: 104 rush yards

FLORIDA

Florida defeated Kentucky in football.  What else is new?  The last time Kentucky defeated Florida in football the two head coaches were Galen Hall for Florida and Jerry Claiborne for Kentucky.  It was also the same year Megan Fox, the Olsen twins and Lady Gaga were born.  The year I am talking about is 1986.  The streak over Kentucky is the longest streak in SEC history and the sixth longest in FBS history in terms of playing in consecutive years.  Here are the top six longest winning streaks over the same opponent.

  • Notre Dame over Navy (1964-2006): 43 times
  • Nebraska over Kansas (1969-2004): 36 times
  • Oklahoma over Kansas State (1937-1968): 32 times
  • Nebraska over Kansas State (1969-1997): 29 times
  • Texas over Rice (1966-1993): 28 times
  • Florida over Kentucky (1987-present): 27 times

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