Each week, several Southeastern Conference teams and/or players do something amazing on the football field. Whether a single play or a full-game statistic, they’re worth ranting about. So without further ado, here is a rundown of the most Rant-Worthy SEC Statistics From Week 1:
694: Total yards gained by Missouri against Murray State.
362: Yards of total offense gained by Missouri quarterback James Franklin.
178: Receiving yards tallied by Vanderbilt’s Jordan Matthews.
84.6: Tennessee QB Justin Worley’s completion percentage against Austin Peay.
76: Number of yards traveled by a punt unleashed by Texas A&M’s Drew Kaser against Rice.
87: Number of offensive plays run by Missouri.
59: Virginia Tech passing yards given up by Alabama’s defense.
52: Number of times Tennessee ran the ball against Austin Peay.
31: Passes completed by Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace against Vandy.
16.2: Yards-per-rush average of Auburn’s Corey Grant.
10: Tackles by Kentucky’s Avery Williamson. One of the few bright spots in the Wildcats’ second-straight loss to Western Kentucky.
9: Number of times Alabama punted against Virginia Tech.
7: First downs surrendered by Alabama.
5: Pass completions given up by the Crimson Tide.
3: Number of 300-yard passers in Week 1 – Aaron Murray, Georgia (333), James Franklin, Missouri (318) and Austyn Carta-Samuels, Vanderbilt (300).
2(a): The number of special teams touchdowns scored by Bama’s Christion Jones. We have to give the kid his due. The wide receiver had 209 combined PR/KR yards and is the first player in Crimson Tide history to return a kickoff and punt return for a touchdown in a single game.
2(b): Number of interceptions collected by Auburn defensive back Robinson Therezie against Washington State. In a single game, he matched the Tigers’ interception total for the entire 2012 season.
2(c): Number of 100-yard receivers for LSU – Odell Beckham (118) and Jarvis Landry (109).
2(d): Number of 100-yard rushers for Missouri – Henry Josey (113) and Russell Hansbrough (104).
<2: Number of quarters it took A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin to get fed up with Johnny Manziel’s antics and pull him from the game.
1: Blocked kick by an SEC team in Week 1 – Mississippi State against Oklahoma State. Sadly, it made no difference in the outcome of the game.