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Preview 2008 - SEC Fun Stats

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Posted May 24, 2008


Some of the interesting statistics from the 2007 season for every SEC team.

Preview 2008

SEC Fun Stats From 2007


Too much can be made of statistics, but sometimes they can tell an interesting story. Looking back on the 2007 season, and with an eye on what needs to be worked on for 2008, or a positive to build around, here are 30 of the most interesting stats from last season. Some shaped the season, and some are simply, well, fun and interesting.

Fun Stats By Conference
- 30 Interesting Fun Stats From 2007
ACC | Big East | Big Ten | Big 12 | C-USA | Ind. 
MAC | M-West | Pac 10 | Sun Belt | WAC

SEC East

Florida

 - Penalties over the last two seasons: Florida 223 for 1,693 yards - Opponents 164 for 1,195 yards
 - Punt returns: Florida 26 for 392 yards - Opponents 5 for 22 yards
 - Third down conversions: Florida 78 of 146 (53%) - Opponents 80 of 194 (41%)

Georgia
- Sacks: Georgia 42 for 294 yards – Opponents 15 for 132 yards
- Second half scoring: Georgia 227 – Opponents 104
- Punt return average: Georgia 11.8 yards – Opponents 4.9 yards

Kentucky
- Punt return average: Kentucky 8.1 yards – Opponents 6 yards
- Kickoff return average: Opponents 23.5 yards – Kentucky 22.1
- Passing TDs: Kentucky 40 – Opponents 24

South Carolina
- Rushing yards: Opponents 209.2 – South Carolina 113.7
- Third quarter scoring: South Carolina 79 – Opponents 47
- Sacks: Opponents 31 for 216 yards – South Carolina 21 for 152 yards

Tennessee
- Sacks: Tennessee 34 for 144 yards – Opponents 4 for 44 yards
- Penalties: Opponents 91 for 641 yards – Tennessee 74 for 641 yards
- Average rushing yards per game: Opponents 164.6 – Tennessee 139

Vanderbilt
- Penalties: Opponents 83 for 631 yards – Vanderbilt 59 for 479 yards
- Punt return average: Opponents 14.7 – Vanderbilt 7.3
- Third quarter scoring: Opponents 69 – Vanderbilt 41

SEC West

Alabama
- Penalties: Opponents 99 for 863 yards – Alabama 59 for 453 yards
- Punt return average: Alabama 13.7 – Opponents 6.6
- First quarter scoring: Alabama 117 – Opponents 44

Arkansas

- Average yards per carry: Arkansas 6 – Opponents 4.1
- First half scoring: Arkansas 229 – Opponents 138
- Fumbles: Arkansas 37 (lost 15) – Opponents 20 (lost 10)

Auburn

 - Scoring in quarters 1-through-3: Auburn 225 - Opponents 127
 - Scoring in the forth quarter: Opponents 84 - Auburn 81
 - Interception return average: Auburn 17 (on 14 picks) - Opponents 8.1 (on 15 picks)


LSU

 - Second half scoring: LSU 291 - Opponents 119
 - Penalties: LSU 117 for 880 yards - Opponents 67 for 566 yards
 - Fourth down conversions: LSU 13 of 16 (81%) - Opponents 6 of 21 (29%)

Ole Miss
- Fourth quarter scoring: Opponents 139 – Ole Miss 49
- Rushing touchdowns: Opponents 25 – Ole Miss 8
- Interceptions thrown: Ole Miss 20 – Opponents 8

Mississippi State
- Fourth down conversions: MSU 6 of 15 (40%) – Opponents 2 of 15 (13%)
- Second quarter scoring: Opponents 94 – MSU 64
- Red zone scores: MSU 30 of 35 (86%) – Opponents 31 of 45 (69%)