Tuesday Numbers, Week 7

** The Tide jumps three spots to number 10 in the in the league in total offense.  Don’t worry, we’re still 13th in total plays run.

** Florida still leads the league in total defense with a gaudy 217.0 yards allowed per game.  Alabama is up to second while allowing 299.8 per game.  Take out the Texas A&M game and the Tide is right with the Gators, giving up only 217.75 per game.

** Scoring-wise, Alabama and Florida are only allowing 12.2 points per game.  Of the Tide’s 61 points allowed, 42 came against A&M.  Take that one away and ‘Bama is allowing only 4.75 points per game.

** Johnny Manziel and AJ McCarron are each completing 71.4 percent of their passes.

** Last year, McCarron finished the year with the league’s best quarterback rating, 175.28.  So far this year, three other quarterbacks have a better rating:  Zach Mettenberger (190.12), Johnny Manziel (188.06) and Aaron Murray (176.87).  It’s definitely the year of the quarterback.

** So far this year, LSU is converting an incredible 58.33% on third down.  That’s even better than the 53.09% mark in 2010 by Auburn.  A&M is converting at a blazing 56.67 clip as well.

** Florida’s defense is allowing third downs to be converted at a 22.95% rate.  That even exceeds the 2011 ‘Bama defense’s number of 24.46%.