I am back with your weekend SEC metrics blitz. Dawgs improved a couple percentage points both on offense and defense. 62-0 victory where you put up 500+ yards and allow 77 will do that. This week features a full slate of SEC games that should be more competitive, Vanderbilt aside.
Last week I highlighted a few things – could Tennessee continue to slow opposing teams rush attack. Vols were third in league in rush success rate allowed, but Gators were successful on 50%+ of rushing plays coming into Saturday. Emory Jones and Dameon Pierce led rushing attacked gained 283 yards and a 46% rush success rate.
Also, MSU came into the LSU game passing on 78% of plays. LSU was allowing just 27% success on opposing offenses pass plays. Mississippi State did manage a 54% success rate on pass plays, but has a season low yards per attempt and came up short losing 25-28.
Lastly, I wanted to see Georgia improve passing efficiency. Don’t need a slide rule to calculate that they did just that. The offensive barrage laid down in Nashville brought their season offensive success to 48%.
This week the nation has eyes on Ole Miss and Alabama. Ole Miss is putting up gaudy numbers with 7.7 YPP and a 52% success rate. While the defense has improved is allowing 4.8 YPP and a 43% success rate. Alabama is still efficient on offensive side of the ball with 48% success rate and 7.1 YPP, pair that with a defense which is holding offenses to 38% success rate and you’ve got a helluva game.
Florida and Kentucky is certainly a game that UGA fans are interested in watching. Wildcats actually are ahead of Florida in Net YPP for the season. UK ranks 12th and UF at 16th. I factored in the opponents faced and that number favors Florida head to head over Kentucky. I expect Florida to win and cover. With that and big thank you to College Football Data, here is the blitz.