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Week 9 SEC “Quick Hits”

Tennessee vs. South Carolina

Notes:

Since 2011, Tennessee is 3-2 over the Gamecocks. However, the last three games have been decided by a total of 8 points.

 

Tennessee:

The Vols are averaging 30 points per game on offense and are rushing for 169 yards per game on the ground along with passing for 224 yards per game through the air this season.

The Tennessee offensive line has allowed 17 sacks through the first seven games of the year. The Vols are converting 38% of their third down attempts.

Defensively, the Vols are allowing 29 points per game and are giving up 215 rushing yards per game to opposing offenses. The secondary is yielding 211 passing yards per game and has recorded 10 sacks on the season.

Tennessee is – 2 in turnover margin heading into this game. Tennessee has allowed 314 rushing yards per game in three straight conference games to Georgia, Texas A&M and Alabama.

 

South Carolina:

The Gamecocks are averaging 16 points per game in 2016 and are rushing for 106 yards per game along with passing for 210 yards per game.

Over the last three games, the Gamecocks offense has completed 65 of 97 passes (67%) for 235 yards per game with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

South Carolina is converting 29% of their third down attempts this season. The offensive line has allowed 18 sacks through the first seven games of the season.

Defensively, South Carolina has allowed 21 points per game and has been very solid in the secondary allowing 183 passing yards per game to opposing offenses. The unit is giving up 211 rushing yards per game and is +3 in turnover margin entering this contest.

 

 

Georgia vs. Florida

Notes:

Since 2011, Georgia is 3-2 against the Gators and have won those games by 5 points per game.

Georgia:

The Bulldogs are averaging 25 points per game and are rushing for 195 yards per game along with passing for 207 yards per game. The offense is converting 39% of their third down attempts and must do a better job against an athletic defensive front seven by the Gators.

Defensively, the Bulldogs are allowing 26 points per game and have been excellent inn run support giving up 111 rushing yards to opposing offenses. In the team’s last three games to Tennessee, South Carolina and Vanderbilt the unit has allowed 73 rushing yards per game.

Entering this game, Georgia is +5 in turnover margin and is holding opposing offenses to 35% on their third down attempts.

 

Florida:

The Gators are averaging 30 points per game and are very balanced this season rushing for 181 yards per game along with passing for 244 yards per game through the air this season.

The Gators offensive line has played exceptional this season allowing 6 sacks through the first six games. The Gators are converting 50% of their third down attempts this year.

Defensively, the Gators are allowing 12 points per game and have been an excellent front seven in run support giving up 119 rushing yards per game. The secondary is yielding 132 passing yards to opposing offenses and has recorded 19 sacks on the year.

Florida is holding opposing offenses to 27% on their third down attempts and is +4 in turnover margin entering this game. Over the last two games against Vanderbilt and Missouri, the defense has held opposing quarterbacks to 19 of 54 passes for 216 yards with no touchdowns and 4 interceptions.

 
Auburn vs. Ole Miss:

Notes:

Since 2011, Auburn is 3-2 over Ole Miss and has won those games by an average margin of victory of 10 points per game.

 

Auburn:

The Tigers have rushed for 338 yards per game since week 2. The Tigers are averaging 35 points per game and have been pounding the football between the tackles rushing for 302 yards per game along with passing for 198 yards per game through the air this year.

The offensive line has allowed 15 sacks through the first seven games this season.

Defensively, the Tigers have allowed 14 points per game and are excellent in run support allowing 129 yards per game this year. The secondary is giving up 198 passing yards per game, but has held opponents to under 200 yards passing in four consecutive games.

Auburn enters this game +1 in turnover margin.

 

Ole Miss:

The Rebels have thrown for 3 passing touchdowns and 4 interceptions in the last team’s last four games. The Rebels are rushing for 148 yards per game along with passing for 305 yards per game.

Defensively, the Rebels are allowing 31 points per game and are giving up 226 rushing yards per game along with 229 passing yards per game. In the team’s last four games, the defense has allowed 238 rushing yards per game to opposing offenses.

 

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About Joseph Lisi

Joseph Lisi is a member of the FWAA (Football Writers Association of America), the Maxwell Football Club and the National Football Foundation. He is the owner of the website: www.goforthe2.com and hosts a weekly college football radio show on SB Nation Radio and FNSTY Sports Radio from 10-12pm EST every Saturday morning. Listen live at: www.sbnationradio.com or www.fntsy.com/radio. Joseph is a former college football researcher for ABC Sports and has been featured on: SportsXRadio with Ken Thomson, ESPN Radio, Sirius XM Radio, FNTSY Sports Network, the Sid Rosenberg Show (640 AM Sports-South Florida), 1560 AM CBS Sports Melbourne, FL and multiple media outlets throughout the nation. Joe appears every Friday with Ken Thomson on SportsXRadio for the Football Fiasco in which every game on the college board is broken down during the show. Follow Joe on Twitter: @goforthe2

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