This week, in SEC net ypp

Here is the conference order, four weeks in, by net yards per play, with the offensive ypp and defensive ypp, respectively, in parenthesis.  Just as I did last week, I also show the week-to-week change in the net figure (stats via cfbstats.com.)

  1. Alabama:  2.32 (8.31; 5.99) [net change:  -.33]
  2. Florida:  1.29 (7.61; 6.32) [net change:  DNP]
  3. Georgia:  0.67 (5.42; 4.75) [net change: -.80]
  4. Mississippi State: 0.52 (5.08; 4.56) [net change:  -.68]
  5. TAMU:  0.47 (6.43; 5.96) [net change:  +.59]
  6. Kentucky:  0.28 (5.24; 4.96) [net change:  +.09]
  7. Auburn:  0.01 (5.39; 5.38) [net change:  +.45]
  8. Missouri:  -0.09 (6.17; 6.26) [net change: DNP]
  9. Arkansas:  -0.16 (4.85; 5.01) [net change:  +.05]
  10. Tennessee:  -0.38 (4.90; 5.28) [net change:  -.06]
  11. South Carolina:  -0.45 (5.19; 5.64) [net change:  -.30]
  12. LSU:  -0.66 (6.34; 7.00) [net change:  DNP]
  13. Ole Miss:  -0.99 (6.71; 7.70) [net change:  +.36]
  14. Vanderbilt:  -3.30 (3.95; 7.25) [net change:  DNP]

Here’s the current order for turnover margin.

  • +6:  LSU, Arkansas
  • +4:  Kentucky
  • +3:  Alabama
  • +2:  South Carolina
  • +1:  Georgia
  •  0:   Auburn
  • -1:  Florida, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt
  • -3:  Ole Miss
  • -5:  Missouri
  • -10:  Mississippi State

And, observations:

  • Both Alabama’s and Georgia’s net went down, which is what you’d expect when two very good teams go at it.  Turnover margin killed Georgia.
  • My favorite contrarian result this week was South Carolina’s net going down and Auburn’s going up.
  • My second favorite was watching Tennessee get blown out without moving the net needle much.
  • The net ypp numbers reinforce the perception that the SEC as a whole did play more defense this week.

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2 responses to “This week, in SEC net ypp

  1. Russ

    I said this Saturday. While it’s fun watching Auburn and Tennessee get beat, it makes me a little nervous about our wins over them. At least Arkansas is turning out to be better than expected. They should be 3-1 if not for SEC refs.

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    • Down Island Way

      Don’t be nervous…the barners and ut wanted to beat UGA (which starts their individual downward spiral)…average or better than average offenses will have little or no effect on the UGA “D”…premature rat poison rankings inflated both of those teams…

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