17 September 2008
Continuing our look at how Alabama stacks up against the rest of the country, today we take a peek at some offensive statistics.
After some inconsistent play through one quarter of the season, it shouldn't be a surprise that Bama ranks #55 in the nation in total offense at 382.67 yards per game. This stat becomes more embarrassing when you factor in C-USA power UAB is four spots better with 390.33 ypg.
Missouri, to no ones surprise, ranks 1st with 597.33 ypg.
The top SEC team in the ranking is Tennessee at 23rd with 457 ypg.
The news gets better here with the Tide coming in 23rd in the nation with 206.33 yards per game. Same as with Missouri, it should be no surprise that Navy and Air Force top this category.
Navy ranks 1st with 370 ypg and Air Force is 2nd with 350 ypg.
LSU is the highest ranking SEC team at 14 with 241 ypg.
Alabama and their new all-time passing leader, John Parker Wilson, come in 88th nationally with 176.3 yards per game. In breaking news, Texas Tech leads the nation with 448.7 ypg.
From the not so good news department, Arkansas is the highest ranking SEC team at #10 with 320.5 ypg.
Averaging 31.67 points per game is good enough to rank Alabama 44th nationally, one spot behind Vandy (32 ppg). Missouri leads the nation in scoring with a 57.67 ppg average.
Florida and LSU are the highest ranking SEC teams with 41 ppg, good enough to tie them at 21st overall.