Thursday, September 20, 2007

High Flyin' SEC

There’s a lot of talk about the high flying SEC this year, but you may be surprised at just how much scoring numbers are up this season compared to last. According to this article in the Birmingham News, as a whole, the league is averaging 33.7 ppg, up from 23.4 last season, or a 43% increase. Only two teams – Georgia and Auburn – are scoring at a lower clip than they did through three games last season, while two other teams – Arkansas and Vanderbilt – have more than doubled their point totals from last year.

Sure, a lot of it has to do with scheduling, as most teams have played one or fewer conference teams, but it’s impossible to attribute strictly to the schedule. More and more teams are utilizing the spread offense and others have some followed Arkansas’ lead and installed some variation of their “Wildcat Formation”.

There are tons of other interesting tidbits in the article you should definitely check out.

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