SEC Football by the Numbers: Leading 10 from the 2022 period

January 28, 2023

The SEC ended its 90th football period with one more championship game as Georgia finished an unbeaten, untied project in the CFP title video game on Jan. 9. Below are 10 numbers from the 2022 SEC football period:

0 Gamers with a minimum of 900 plays in SEC background have a much better yards-per-play standard than Georgia QB Stetson Bennett. Bennett finished his profession with 8,428 passing lawns as well as 530 hurrying lawns on 923 passes as well as 141 hurrying efforts– approximately 8.4 lawns on 1,064 plays. Getting in the 2022 period, Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel held the SEC document for gamers with a minimum of 900 dip into 8.3 lawns on 1,208 plays.

1 Power 5 seminar had a winning document versus the various other Power 5 organizations throughout the 2022 period– the SEC. Consisting of a 7-4 dish document, SEC participants published a 17-9 mark versus groups from the ACC, Big 12, Big 10 as well as Pac-12 this period. Huge 12 groups had a 9-9 document versus the various other Power 5 seminars, the Big 10 went 9-10, the ACC was 10-14 as well as the Pac-12 went 5-8. Georgia had a 4-0 document versus challengers from the various other Power 5 seminars in 2022, with one win versus each organization.

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1 SEC fresher has actually competed even more lawns than Ole Miss RB Quinshon Judkins carried out in the 2022 period. Judkins’ 1,567 hurrying lawns place 2nd on the SEC’s fresher listing. Georgia’s Herschel Pedestrian established the SEC fresher hurrying document with 1,616 lawns in 1980 (a mark that does not consist of 150 lawns versus Notre Dame in the Bulldogs’ 17-10 Sugar Dish triumph).

2 SEC groups have actually led the country in factors per video game as well as lawns per video game in the exact same period, with Tennessee doing both in 2022. The Volunteers balanced 46.1 factors per video game as well as 525.5 lawns per video game this period. LSU led the country in both groups in 2019 at 48.4 factors as well as 568.4 lawns. Tennessee is the 4th SEC group to lead the country in racking up. The others have actually been Georgia at 37.2 factors per video game in 1946 as well as Florida at 46.6 factors per video game in 1996. The Volunteers additionally are the 4th SEC group to lead the country in overall violation. The others have actually been Georgia at 429.5 lawns per video game in 1942 as well as Ole Miss at 418.7 lawns per video game in 1961.

3 SEC gamers have actually been consentaneous All-Americans greater than as soon as, consisting of Alabama pound Will Anderson Jr., that followed his 2021 consentaneous choice with one more in 2022. Georgia RB Herschel Pedestrian was a consentaneous All-American in 1980, 1981 as well as 1982, as well as Tennessee S Eric Berry was a consentaneous All-American in 2008 as well as 2009. Anderson additionally duplicated as the champion of the Nagurski Prize in 2022. Anderson signed up with Northwestern pound Rub Fitzgerald in 1995 as well as 1996 as the only two-time victors of the honor, which has actually existed each year because 1993 to the country’s protective gamer of the year.

27 TD passes as well as 2 interceptions for Tennessee QB Hendon Hooker throughout the 2022 period. He ended up being the initial gamer in SEC background with a minimum of that numerous TD passes as well as no greater than 2 interceptions in one period. With one interception for every single 164.5 passes, Hooker established the seminar’s single-season document for most affordable interception price, damaging the mark of one every 107.7 passes established by Auburn QB Bo Nix in 2021 (for gamers with a minimum of 300 passes). With 5 interceptions in 632 passes throughout his 2 periods at Tennessee, Hooker additionally exceeded the SEC profession document (for gamers with a minimum of 600 passes) with an interception price of one every 126.4 passes. Alabama QB AJ McCarron held the organization profession mark with one interception every 86.3 passes from 2010 with 2013.

28 Championship game throughout the survey period for the SEC, consisting of the previous 4, after Georgia beat TCU 65-7 in the CFP national championship on Jan. 9. Various other seminar participants that have actually ended up atop a last survey or recorded the playoff ending have actually been Alabama in 1961, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978, 1979, 1992, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017 as well as 2020, Auburn in 1957 as well as 2010, Florida in 1996, 2006 as well as 2008, Georgia in 1980 as well as 2021, LSU in 1958, 2003, 2007 as well as 2019, Ole Miss in 1960 as well as Tennessee in 1951 as well as 1998. By duplicating as the CFP champ, Georgia signed up with the Alabama groups of 2011 as well as 2012 as the only programs that have actually won successive nationwide titles throughout university football’s playoff period. This period’s Georgia team additionally signed up with the 2019 LSU group as the only 15-game victors in SEC background.

48 Victories as well as 9 losses in SEC regular-season ready Georgia’s Kirby Smart for an.842 winning portion that is the most effective busy background for any kind of trainer with a minimum of 5 periods. Throughout the 2022 project, Smart assisted Georgia to an 8-0 document in organization regular-season play, which enabled him to surpass Alabama’s Nick Saban for the SEC lead. Smart went into the period with an.816 winning portion, with Saban at.827. However Alabama’s 6-2 receiving seminar play in 2022 relocated Saban’s on-the-field document in SEC regular-season video games with LSU as well as the Crimson Trend to 140-30– an.824 winning portion. Saban still holds the leading place for SEC trains in all video games with a 242-43 document– an.849 winning portion. With a total document of 81-15, Smart has a profession winning portion of.844.

77 Hurrying lawns per video game were generated by the Georgia protection in 2022, the most affordable number in the country this period. The Bulldogs additionally led the country in hurrying protection in 2019 as well as 2020 as well as ended up second to Wisconsin in 2021. The Texas A&M protection generated 156.2 passing lawns per video game, the least in the country. Georgia is the 17th SEC group to lead the country in hurrying protection. Texas A&M is the 11th SEC group to lead in the country in passing protection.

1,159 Conclusions as well as 1,639 masquerade QB Will Rogers throughout his 3 periods at Mississippi State. Rogers ended up being the SEC’s profession leader in both statistics throughout the 2022 project, when he finished 415-of-610 passes. Both those numbers are the second-most in one period in SEC background, behind his 505-of-683 in 2021. Rogers damaged the seminar document for conclusions of 921 established by Georgia QB Aaron Murray from 2010 with 2013 as well as the seminar document for passes of 1,553 established by Missouri QB Drew Lock from 2015 with 2018.


Mark Inabinett is a sporting activities press reporter for Alabama Media Team. Follow him on Twitter at @AMarkG1