From the Southeastern Conference
SEC HAS 54 GRADUATE STUDENTS ON FOOTBALL ROSTERS IN 2011
There are 54 student-athletes in the Southeastern Conference that have already earned their undergraduate degree and are participating in football this season. These student-athletes are listed below:
Hardie Buck - Marketing
Josh Chapman - Health Studies
Nick Gentry - Health Studies
Brandon Gibson - Public Relations
Barrett Jones - Accounting
Phelon Jones - Human Environmental Sciences
Alfred McCullough - Consumer Affairs
Morgan Ogilvie - Finance
Chris Underwood - General Business
William Vlachos - Consumer Affairs
Alex Watkins - Health Studies
Seth Armbrust- Kinesiology
Jake Bequette- Business Finance
Grant Freeman- Agricultural Business
Jerry Franklin- Recreation & Sports Management
Barrett Trotter - Communications
Qundarius Carr - Criminology
Brian Biada - Management
Cody Hampton - Pharmacy
Caleb Sturgis - Management
Dan Wenger - Management
Drew Butler - Telecommunication Arts
Matt DeGenova - Finance
Aron White - Management
Israel Troupe - Family and Consumer Science & Housing
Taiedo Smith - Psychology
Anthony Mosley - Community Communications and Leadership Development
Stuart Hines - Finance
Antwane Glenn – Agricultural Economics
Jake Lanefski - Agricultural Economics
Ronnie Sneed – Community Communications and Leadership Development
Ryan Tydlacka – Business Management
Josh Dworaczyk – General Studies
D.J. Howard - Management
Alex Russian – Sports Adminstration
Vincent Moss - Accountancy
Kentrell Lockett - Journalism
Bradley Sowell - Marketing Communications
Alexander Washington - Liberal Studies
David Hankins - Geological Engineering
Marcus Green - Kinesiology
Addison Lawrence - Business Administration
Terrence Campbell - Retailing
Stephen Garcia - Sociology
Byron McKnight – Criminal Justice
Rodney Paulk – Marine Science
Travian Robertson – Criminal Justice
Nick Guess - Business Administration
Ben Martin - Communication Studies
Austin Johnson - Communication Studies
Shane Reveiz - Communication Studies
Tauren Poole - Sport Management
Anthony Anderson - Interdisciplinary Studies
SEC CONFERENCE MISC. STATISTICS
* - The SEC is fourth among FBS conferences in rushing plays per game at 38.5. The league is 10th among FBS conferences in passing plays per game at 28.6. The national averages are 37.7 rushing plays per game and 32.3 passing plays per game. The SEC averages 67.0 total plays per game, the lowest of the 11 FBS conferences. The national average is 70.1 plays per game.
* - The SEC is second among FBS conferences in the largest gap of plays between rushing and passing (9.9). The largest gap is the Big Ten at 13.5 (41.3 rushing plays vs. 27.8 passing plays per game). All 11 FBS conferences average more rushing plays than passing plays per game except two – Pac-12 (35.6 passing plays vs. 33.6 rushing plays) and Conference USA (36.0 passing plays vs. 33.9 rushing plays).
* - The SEC is fourth among FBS conferences in rushing yards per game at 164.3. The league is 11th among FBS conferences in passing yards per game at 207.1. The national averages are 164.3 rushing yards per game and 207.1 passing yards per game. The SEC averages 371.4 total yards per game, ninth of the 11 FBS conferences. The national average is 400.0 yards per game.
* - The SEC is tied for 7th among the FBS conferences, averaging 5.54 yards per offensive play. The Big 12 leads the nation at 6.36 while the national average is 5.71.
* - SEC defenses are allowing an average of 20.0 points and 321.1 yards per game this season. The scoring figure is the lowest in the SEC since 2006 (19.4) and the fourth lowest since 1992. Last year, the SEC defenses gave up an average of 23.7 points per game. The yardage figure is the lowest since 2008 (309.4) and the fifth lowest since 1992.
* - Average game times in the SEC this year are 3:17, which is three minutes more per game than the national average (3:14). Last year's average game time in the SEC was 3:17 as well.
SEC INDIVIDUAL/TEAM MISC. STATISTICS
* - In games against current AP-ranked opponents in 2011, LSU is third in the nation in scoring offense, averaging 43.5 points per game (40 vs. Oregon / 47 vs. West Virginia). Wisconsin and TCU are tied for first at 48.0 points per game.
* - Alabama leads the nation in least touchdowns allowed per game (five TDs in five games). Central Florida and Texas have allowed five TDs in four games while Wisconsin, Michigan and Penn State have allowed six TDs in five games. The Tide also leads the nation in least first downs allowed per game, giving up 11.2 per contest.
* - Tennessee is 10th in the nation in passing yards per attempt (9.3). The Vols' 175.36 pass efficiency rating is eighth in the nation. Tennessee is also 5th in the nation in time of possession, averaging 35:02 per game.
* - Five SEC teams are among the top 10 in the nation in passing yards allowed per play. Alabama is 3rd at 4.2 yards per play, while Florida is tied for 4th at 4.9 yards per play followed by Georgia and LSU tied for 7th (5.1 yards per play) and South Carolina 9th at 5.3 yards per play.
* - Florida and South Carolina are two of eight teams in the nation that have not given up an offensive play of more than 40 yards this season.
* - Tennessee and Wisconsin are tied for the national lead in third down conversions, hitting on 62.07 percent (36 of 58).
* - South Carolina's Melvin Ingram leads the nation in total sacks against FBS winning teams this season (5.5 in three games). Texas A&M's Sean Porter is second (4.5 in three games) and the Gamecocks' Jadeveon Clowney is third at four sacks in three games.
* - The SEC has three of the top four interceptors in the nation. Georgia's Bacarri Rambo, Vanderbilt's Casey Hayward and Ole Miss' Charles Sawyer each have four interceptions this season (along with N.C. State's David Amerson).
* - Georgia's Brandon Boykin is fifth in the nation in all-purpose yards (rushing/receiving/return) per play. In 28 plays, Boykin has tallied 569 total yards, an average of 20.3 yards per play. Washington State's Marquess Wilson leads the nation at 26.2 yards per play (21 plays/550 yards).
FORMER SEC PLAYERS IN THE NFL
* - Four of the top 16 quarterbacks in the NFL in passer ratings are from the SEC. Ole Miss' Eli Manning (NY Giants) is third at 105.6 followed by Georgia's Matthew Stafford (Detroit) 7th at 100.3, Auburn's Jason Campbell (Oakland) 12th at 89.1 and Auburn's Cam Newton (Carolina) 16th at 84.5. Newton is the NFL's highest rated rookie quarterback.
* - Manning leads all NFL quarterbacks in fourth-quarter passing (29-of-38 for 353 yards with 4 TDs and 0 INTs). Stafford is third (24-of-36 for 220 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INTs).
* - Arkansas' Darren McFadden (Oakland) leads the NFL in rushing with 468 yards on 75 carries and three touchdowns. Auburn's Ben Tate (Houston) is tied for 8th at 321 yards on 68 carries and a TD.
* - Tennessee's Jason Witten (Dallas) is second in the NFL and leads all NFL tight ends with 27 catches for 366 yards. Alabama's Julio Jones (Atlanta) leads all NFL rookies with 24 catches for 342 yards.
* - Ole Miss' Mike Wallace (Pittsburgh) is third in the NFL in receiving yards with 454 (25 catches) and two touchdowns. Jones leads all NFL rookies in receiving yards with 342.
* - Georgia's John Kasay (New Orleans) is tied for fourth among NFL kickers in scoring with 39 points.
* - McFadden is third in the NFL in most yards from scrimmage (rushing+receiving) with 600. Wallace is 9th with 454.
* - Tennessee's Britton Colquitt (Denver) is sixth in the NFL in punting, averaging 49.6 yards per punt. Colquitt is third in the NFL in net punting, averaging 43.9 yards per punt.
* - Alabama's Javier Arenas (Kansas City) is second in the NFL in punt returns, averaging 17.8 yards per return. LSU's Patrick Peterson (Arizona) is fourth in the NFL and leads all NFL rookies, averaging 15.9 yards per return.
* - Kentucky's Randall Cobb (Green Bay) leads the NFL in kickoff returns, averaging 40.3 yards per return. Florida's Percy Harvin (Minnesota) is second in the NFL averaging 35.4 yards per return.
* - Arkansas' Chris Houston (Detroit) is tied for the NFL lead in interceptions with three.