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How they fared vs. SEC competition

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