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!
Corey Robinson did it again! The senior signal caller had another incredible game. If you recall in his first game, he went 30-for-32 passing with a touchdown against UAB. Saturday against Savannah State he went 17-for-19 with four touchdowns. So on the young season, he has five touchdown passes and just four incompletions. Through two games he has a 92.2 completion percentage. It is still way too early, but here are the top-five highest completion percentages in Sun Belt history for a season.
- Wes Counts (Middle Tennessee – 2001) : 72.6 completion percentage
- Clint Marks (Middle Tennessee – 2004): 70.4 completion percentage
- Buck Pierce (New Mexico State – 2003): 69.4 completion percentage
- Ryan Aplin (Arkansas State – 2012): 68.0 completion percentage
- Buck Pierce (New Mexico State – 2004): 67.0 completion percentage
Dennis Franchione’s Bobcats won four games last season. This season they have won two in the first two weeks. As they enter their off week, one of the team’s strengths is their run defense. So far in the two games combined, their two opponents have combined for 68 yards. Last season they allowed more than 200 rushing yards in half of their games. Yes, a lot of depends on your opponents and game situations, but here is a list of the top five teams so far in rushing yards allowed per game. If you’ll notice, the guys from San Marcos, Texas are in some pretty famous company.
- Southern Cal: 15.0 rushing yards per game allowed
- Texas State: 34.0 rushing yards per game allowed
- Stanford: 35.0 rushing yards per game allowed
- Michigan State: 50.0 rushing yards per game allowed
- Florida: 50.0 rushing yards per game allowed
Most people in the nation, if they had to name a quarterback in last Saturday’s South Alabama-Tulane game, would probably choose Tulane’s Nick Montana. While Montana was good, he did not have his father’s late magic as he failed to connect on a two-point conversion with just over a minute left as the Jaguars defeated the Green Wave. South Alabama quarterback Ross Metheny was superb as he threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more in the victory. For Metheny, this season has been a tale of two halves. Check out this comparison for the senior this season:
- First Half: 76.9 completion percentage, 247 passing yards, 2 touchdown passes, 0 interceptions, 2 touchdown rushes
- Second Half: 52.4 completion percentage, 155 passing yards, 2 touchdown passes, 2 interceptions, 0 touchdown rushes
Alright I know this may be a cheap shot, but I looked at the stats of the two Warhawk games this season and the numbers couldn’t be more different. To no one’s surprise ULM struggled to run against Oklahoma and they did well against Grambling State. Here are the two game splits:
- Against Oklahoma: 38 rushing yards, 1.7 rushing yards/attempt, 0 touchdowns
- Against Grambling State: 367 rushing yards, 9.7 rushing yards/attempt, 2 touchdowns