** 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.