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November 19, 2013

This Week in MSU Football Week 13: Stats on Stats

Mississippi State played its best defensive game in a long time last Saturday against Alabama, but it wasn't enough to overcome offensive mistakes as they fell 20-7. MSU now has to win its next two ball games to get bowl eligible beginning this week against Arkansas at Little Rock.

This Week in MSU Football is a statistical look at nearly every category possible the MSU ranks in the top 10 in the SEC.

Individual Defense:
Tackles: Benardrick McKinney- 23rd (58)

Deontae Skinner- 35th (50)

Kendrick Market- T-44th (47)

Interceptions: Nickoe Whitley- T-1st (4)

Jamerson Love- T-6th (3)

Taveze Calhoun- T-12th (2)

Interception Yards: Love- T-4th (78)

Calhoun- 11th (53)

Whitley- T-13th (42)

Interception TDs: Love- T-2nd (1)

Fumble Recoveries: McKinney- T-1st (2)

Passes Defended: Love- 10th (5 PBU, 3 INT; 8 total)

Special Teams:

Punt Returns: Jameon Lewis- T-2nd (15)

Kick Returns: Lewis- T-3rd (18)

Kick Return Yards: Lewis- 6th (419)

Kick Return Avg: Lewis- 8th (23.3)

Yards Per Punt: Baker Swedenburg- 8th (43.2)


Pass Attempts: Dak Prescott- 8th (219)

Passing Completions: Prescott- 9th (128)

Passing Yards: Prescott- 9th (1,542)

Passing Yards Per Game: Prescott- 9th (171.3)

Interceptions: Prescott- T-5th (7)

Rushing Attempts: Prescott- T-13th (111)

Rushing Yards: Prescott- 10th (722)

Rushing Yards Per Game: Prescott- 9th (80.2)

Yards Per Rush: Prescott-12th (6.5)

Rushing TDs: Prescott- T-5th (10)

Receptions: Lewis- 9th (43)

Receptions Per Game: Lewis- 9th (4.30)

Reception Yards: Lewis- T-11th (541)

Receiving Yards Per Game: Lewis- T-12th (54.1)

Reception TDS: Lewis- 15th (4)

Total Offense: Prescott- 6th (251.6)

Total Yards: Prescott- 6th (2,264)

Total Plays: Prescott- 5th (330)

Total TDs: Prescott- T-3rd (12)

All-Purpose: Lewis- 9th (109.6)

Scoring: Prescott- 5th (8.2 points per game)

Team Top 10 SEC Rankings Offense:

Turnover Margin: T-3rd (+4)

(Least Amount) Sacks Allowed: T-8th (18)

Time of Possession: 2nd (33:22 min. per game)

First Downs: 7th (229)

Rushing 1st Downs: T-5th (108)

Passing 1st Downs: T-7th (110)

Pass Offense: 7th (239.0 ypg)

Pass Attempts: 4th (328)

Pass Completions: T-4th (195)

Pass Yardage: 7th (2,390)

Pass Yard Per Att.: 10th (7.3)

Passing Efficiency: 10th (127.6)

Passing TDs: T-9th (13)

Rushing Offense: 8th (194.0)

Rush Attempts: 6th (401)

Rushing Yards: 8th (1,940)

Yards Per Rush: 8th (4.8)

Rushing Yards Per Game: 9th (206.2)

Rushing TDs: 6th (23)

Total Offense: 9th (433.0 ypg)

Total Offense Plays: T-4th (729)

Total Offensive Yards: 9th (4,330)

Total Offensive TDs: 10th (36)

Scoring Offense: 10th (27.5 ppg)

Yards Per Play: 9th (5.9)

Team Top 10 SEC Rankings Defense/Special Teams:

Field Goals Attempted: T-7th (15)

Kickoff Returns: T-9th (25)

Kickoff Return Yards: 10th (560)

Kickoff Return Avg: 8th (22.4)

Punts: T-8th (38)

Punt Yards: 8th (1,579)

Net Yards Per Punt: 7th (38.0)

Yards Per Punt: 8th (41.6)

(Least Amount) Opponent 1st Downs: 4th (190)

Opponent 4th-Down Conversion: 8th (7-13; 53.8%)

Opponent 3rd Downs: 4th (45-134; 33.6%)

Opponent Penalties: 7th (52 for 466, 46.6 ypg)

Pass Defense: 9th (226.8)

Rushing Defense: 5th (147.1)

Scoring Defense: T-8th (26.5 ppg)

Total Defense: 7th (373.9 ypg)

Interceptions: T-6th (10)

Interception Return Yards: 6th (180)

Interception Return Avg.: 4th (18.0)

Interception TDs: T-5th (1)

Fumble Recoveries: T-4th (7)

Fumble Return Yards: 2nd (31)

Fumble Return Avg.: 4th (15.5)

Individual Game Highs for the SEC

Interceptions Thrown: Prescott vs. South Carolina- T-2nd (3)

Yards Per Catch: Lewis vs. Troy- 2nd (48.0)

Interceptions: Whitley vs. Auburn, Love vs. Texas A&M and Calhoun vs. Alabama- T-1st (2)

Interception Return Avg.: Calhoun- 1st (26.5)
Whitley- 2nd (21.0)

Interception TDs: Love- T-1st (1)

Team Game Highs for the SEC

Points: vs. Troy- T-2nd (62)

Rushing TDs: vs. ASU and Troy- T-2nd (5)

PATs Attempted: vs. Troy- T-2nd (8)

PATs Made: vs. Troy- T-1st (8)

2-point attempts: vs. Texas A&M- 1st (3); vs. LSU, South Carolina and Auburn- T-2nd (1)

2-point attempts made: vs. Texas A&M- T-1st (1)

Interception TDs: vs. Troy- T-2nd (1)

Fumble Recoveries: vs. ASU and vs. Alabama- T-2nd (2)

Blocked Kicks: vs. OSU and Alcorn State- T-2nd (1)

Turnovers: vs. South Carolina- T-2nd (5)

Low Opp. Long Rush: vs. ASU- 1st (6)

Low Opp.1st Downs: vs. ASU- T-1st (6)

Low Opp. 1st Down Rushing: vs. ASU-T-1st (1)

OTHER NOTES: Dak Prescott has four 100-yard rushing performances this season good for the most in the SEC among quarterbacks and tied for the fourth-most in the league.

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