Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Stats, Stats, Stats....Stats, Stats,Stats

Curious where we rank in stats, check out the SEC page.  Looking through both the team and individual stats, the only thing that sticks out is just how mediocre we are statistically speaking. 

I think this speaks to our inconsistency in all phases.  The big spikes in each direction throughout the season create average numbers.  There's no doubt that if we ever put it all together in a complete game, we can dominate good teams and be an elite team. 

One truth that is concerning is that the offense played poorly in the 2 games against borderline great defenses generating well under 300 yards of total offense in both games.  Assuming we take care of business this weekend, we'll see the best defense in the country and the only chance we have of winning that game is for the offense to play better.  The defense has been inconsistent too this year but they've shown the capability to shut down good teams at times over recent years.  It's been a while since the offense exploded against a great defense.  I'm not saying we have to score 30 on Bama to win but Aaron can't have multiple turnovers and we have to convert some 3rd downs.

Very happy to be playing such meaningful games this late in the season but still humbled by the beating we took in Columbia.   Remember that was only 4 games ago.  3 games ago the defense gave up 200 yards of rushing and 24 points to a team ranked over a 100 nationally in all offensive categories, didn't score against Vanderbilt or Florida, lost by 42 to Arkansas, and got beat by Western Kentucky.  We're in a great position considering how we've played at times this year.  Let's hope this team is starting to get everything cooking at the right time like last year's NY Giants or the Packers from 2 years ago. 

-Simple

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