Regular readers of MrSEC.com — as opposed to you irregular readers — know that we like to look inside the numbers on Thursdays. Usually, we look at team-based stats, but today we want to examine the work of individual performers.
This stat’s pretty simple, really: Which offensive players are responsible for the most yards per touch? We call it our Playmakers measure.
We take rushing yards, passing yards and receiving yards and then divide that number by the total number of touches for a given player. We include only those players who’ve touched the ball — run, pass or catch — at least 30 times against SEC defenses only.
Below you’ll find the 15 players who have the highest yards-per-touch average against rival SEC teams halfway through the 2012 season:
|J. Matthews (VU)||WR||37||552||14.91|
|AJ McCarron (ALA)||QB||101||838||8.30|
|T. Wilson (ARK)||QB||127||982||7.73|
|B. Malena (A&M)||RB||41||306||7.46|
|A. Murray (UGA)||QB||175||1,276||7.29|
|J. Hill (LSU)||RB||37||259||7.00|
|K. Marshall (UGA)||RB||50||338||6.76|
|T. Russell (MSU)||QB||118||782||6.63|
|TJ Yeldon (ALA)||RB||56||366||6.54|
|J. Manziel (A&M)||QB||218||1,413||6.48|
|J. Driskel (UF)||QB||174||1,112||6.39|
|T. Bray (UT)||QB||144||867||6.02|
|C. Shaw (USC)||QB||194||1,159||5.97|
|E. Lacy (ALA)||RB||66||393||5.95|
|B. Wallace (UM)||QB||118||700||5.93|
For the record, that’s nine quarterbacks, five running backs and one receiver.