SEC Football: Most Rant-Worthy Statistics From Week 1

By Scott Page
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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.

418: Total yards punted by Alabama’s Cody Mandel against Virginia Tech.

362: Yards of total offense gained by Missouri quarterback James Franklin.

272: The number of all-purpose yards gained by LSU’s Odell Beckham against TCU. And you thought Alabama’s Christion Jones (256 yards) covered a lot of ground with the football against Virginia Tech.

178: Receiving yards tallied by Vanderbilt’s Jordan Matthews.

174: Rushing yards by Georgia’s Todd Gurley, despite a forgettable performance by the Bulldogs’ offensive line against Clemson.

100: Number of yards Auburn’s Tre Mason took a Washington State kickoff for a touchdown.

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.

37.5: Yards-per-catch average for South Carolina WR Shaq Roland against North Carolina.

31: Passes completed by Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace against Vandy.

16.2: Yards-per-rush average of Auburn’s Corey Grant.

11: Number of penalties against Mississippi State in its 21-3 loss to Oklahoma State.

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.

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