SEC Football news and notes

From the Southeastern Conference


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


* - 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.


* - 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).


* - 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.