Hell, Alabama faced ten 1,000 yard rushers all season. Those ten players averaged 29.5 yards against Alabama. That's absurd.To put things into perspective in terms of how good our run defense is this year...
Take the top 4 RBs in the SEC this season based on their total yards gained and average yards per game:
1) Kamryn Pettway (AU) 124.78 YPG
2) Derrius Guice (LSU) 113.55 YPG
3) Rawleigh Williams III (AR) 110.5 YPG
4) Nick Fitzgerald (MSU) 103.58 YPG
Now look at the yards they rushed for against Alabama:
1) Kamryn Pettway (AU) 17 Yards
2) Derrius Guice (LSU) 8 Yards
3) Rawleigh Williams III (AR) 46 Yards
4) Nick Fitzgerald (MSU) 15 Yards
Add them all up and you get 86 total yards...from the top 4 RBs in the SEC...who all averaged over 100 YPG on the season (including their pathetic games against Alabama).
That is phenomenal. Oh...and of course we didn't give up a rushing TD at home all season either.
I didn't know that! Wow! I had to go and look at where those rushing TDs came from.That is phenomenal. Oh...and of course we didn't give up a rushing TD at home all season either.
You're right. The average would drop to 20.8 points less than their average, which is still better than any of Saban's other defenses.Agreed; but that would be well below our season performance posted above of holding teams to almost 22pts per game below their average. Great stats by the way, RTR91.
But, these are playoff teams.
To be fair, the one to Kamara was to a former teammate en route to a blowout "for old times sake".I didn't know that! Wow! I had to go and look at where those rushing TDs came from.
One from ARK RB Rawleigh Williams way after the fact.
One from Ole Miss RB Akeem Rudd
One from UT RB Alvin Kamari
That's it. That's crazy good.
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