Three yards and a cloud of dust don’t look too bad right now.

From today’s Department of Irony comes the SEC scoring stats:

SCORING OFFENSE G TD FG XPT 2XP DXP Saf Points Avg/G
1. Alabama 5 23 8 21 1 0 0 185 37.0
2. Florida 4 18 5 17 0 0 1 142 35.5
LSU 4 17 8 16 0 0 0 142 35.5
4. Georgia 5 22 6 20 1 0 0 172 34.4
5. Kentucky 4 15 7 15 0 0 0 126 31.5
6. Ole Miss 5 19 6 19 0 0 0 151 30.2
7. Vanderbilt 4 14 7 14 0 0 0 119 29.8
8. S. Carolina 5 11 10 11 0 0 0 107 21.4
9. Arkansas 4 11 1 9 1 0 0 80 20.0
10. Auburn 5 12 5 12 0 0 0 99 19.8
11. Tennessee 4 10 3 8 0 0 0 77 19.2
12. Miss. State 5 10 3 10 0 0 1 81 16.2

Yep, that’s Alabama, running a traditional power running/play action passing offense that’s currently leading the SEC in scoring at 37 point per game.

And that’s Auburn, which just ditched a traditional power running/play action passing offense in favor of the current flavor of the month spread option attack, showing up in tenth by scoring roughly half the amount of points per game that ‘Bama is currently racking up.

The offensive display put on in the second half of the Auburn-Tennessee game was one of the most putrid things I’ve seen since… well, since the Auburn-Mississippi State game.  I think you’d have to say at this point that the Tony Franklin experiment isn’t exactly going swimmingly so far.

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2 responses to “Three yards and a cloud of dust don’t look too bad right now.

  1. NebraskaDawg

    Just goes to show a physical team (especially on the lines of scrimmage) will eventually come out on top in the long run. Yes it’s nice to have the stud RB’s and WR’s but you got to have the brawlers and lots of them to win in the SEC over the long run.

    Here’s another stat for you: Vandy’s alone in first place in the SEC East …… Yikes!

  2. Robert

    Is it safe to say that Auburn paid WAY too much for the Tony Franklin System DVD?