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How they fared vs. SEC competition

12/23/2013

One of the most revealing things to do every year is going back and looking at how players fared against SEC competition.

The numbers always look a little different when you take out some of the teams that were sacrificial lambs. With that in mind, here’s a quick checklist of the league leaders and their numbers against SEC foes (not counting the SEC championship game):

RUSHING

1. T.J. Yeldon, Alabama: 988 yards, 6.2 yards per carry

2. Tre Mason, Auburn: 985 yards, 5.1 yards per carry

3. Jeremy Hill, LSU: 875 yards, 6.1 yards per carry

4. Mike Davis, South Carolina: 830 yards, 5.9 yards per carry

5. Nick Marshall, Auburn: 769 yards, 6.6 yards per carry

TOUCHDOWNS

1. Tre Mason, Auburn: 13

2. T.J. Yeldon, Alabama: 11

3. Henry Josey, Missouri: 10

4. Mike Evans, Texas A&M: 9

4. Jeremy Hill, LSU: 9

4. Nick Marshall, Auburn: 9

4. Jerron Seymour, Vanderbilt: 9

TOTAL OFFENSE

1. Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M: 394.6 yards per game

2. Bo Wallace, Ole Miss: 300.8 yards per game

3. Aaron Murray, Georgia: 275.4 yards per game

4. Dak Prescott, Mississippi State: 269.3 yards per game

5. Nick Marshall, Auburn: 257.5 yards per game

PASSING YARDS

1. Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M: 336.9 yards per game

2. Bo Wallace, Ole Miss: 283.4 yards per game

3. Aaron Murray, Georgia: 257.9 yards per game

4. AJ McCarron, Alabama: 246.4 yards per game

5. Zach Mettenberger, LSU: 244.6 yards per game

PASSING TDs/INTs

1. Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M: 22/11

2. Aaron Murray, Georgia: 21/6

3. Connor Shaw, South Carolina: 18/1

4. AJ McCarron, Alabama: 18/3

5. Maty Mauk, Missouri: 10/2

RECEIVING YARDS

1. Mike Evans, Texas A&M: 122.5 yards per game

2. Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt: 113.4 yards per game

3. Jarvis Landry, LSU: 104.9 yards per game

4. Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss: 79.5 yards per game

5. Odell Beckham, LSU: 72.9 yards per game

TOUCHDOWN CATCHES

1. Mike Evans, Texas A&M: 9

2. L'Damian Washington, Missouri: 7

3. Bruce Ellington, South Carolina: 6

3. Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri: 6

3. Kevin Norwood, Alabama: 6

SACKS

1. Michael Sam, Missouri: 7.5

2. Markus Golden, Missouri: 6.5

3. Kony Ealy, Missouri: 6

3. Dee Ford, Auburn: 6

3. Garrison Smith, Georgia: 6

TACKLES FOR LOSS

1. Markus Golden, Missouri: 11

1. Michael Sam, Missouri: 11

3. Dee Ford, Auburn: 10

4. Trey Flowers, Arkansas: 9.5

5. Kelcy Quarles, South Carolina: 9