Three random things I came across on the Intertubes I thought were share-worthy:
- One of the hardest things about coming up with meaningful football stats is how to measure offensive line play. So I read this post of Bill C.’s with great interest. Georgia ranks 92nd in something defined as “Percentage of runs where the running back is tackled at or behind the line of scrimmage.” Think the offensive line misses Gurley much?
- Bill’s partner in crime, Brian Fremeau, has his week 8 FEI ratings out and Georgia fares better than you might suspect. But it’s his unit rankings for the Dawgs that made me nod my head in agreement: 5th in offense, 42nd in defense and 99th in special teams.
- And this is just mind-blowing: “5 Games with at least 500 yards for total offense for Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel after he compiled 502 against Auburn last week. There have been 14 games in which an SEC player has accounted for at least 500 yards of total offense, and Manziel is the only one to do it more than once. Manziel has played in 20 collegiate games.”