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Meckinberger vs. Murphy by the Numbers

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by ACCecil, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. ACCecil
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    Zach Mecklinbozo has certainly improved his game from last year no doubt about it. His stats so far are:

    107 comp
    157 att
    1738 yards
    68.2%
    11.07 YPA
    15 TD
    2 INT
    Sacked 11 times

    Tyler Murphy's stats:

    39 comp
    54 att
    530 yards
    72.2%
    9.82 YPA
    5 TD
    1 INT
    Sacked 3 times

    Mecklinakward's targets are:

    Odell Beckham Jr
    35 catches
    686 yards
    19.6 per catch
    6 TD's

    Landry Jones
    42 catches
    616 yards
    14.7 per catch
    7 TD's

    And thats about it. Murphy will look at:

    Patton
    19 catches
    348 yards
    18.3 per catch
    4 TD's

    Burton
    23 catches
    282 yards
    12.3 per catch
    1 TD

    Dunbar
    18 catches
    274 yards
    15.2 per catch
    0 TD's

    And that is about it.
    I didn't realize Mecklinfumble was having that good of a year.
    I haven't looked at rushing stats yet.
    Both defenses are sick.
    But UF's is really sick.
    It should be a big time game.

    I have to believe Muschamp and Peace are going to get creative and open it up.
    I wonder if UF's RB's are going to find some holes and if Murphy can help out running.
    Mecklingeek can't run the ball at all and he is a sitting duck in the pocket.
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    Mecklinberger is playing very good this year. He looks like the qb he was touted to be. Our offense is not the most dynamic but is getting pretty good with TM "managing." If our defense does it's usually very good job, we can win this game. No question this will be a tough game.
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    LSU defense hasn't been to their standard this year, which was expected with all the losses. We could hit on some big plays but we have to open up the offense. Playing conservative will not take advantage of the weakest part of their team
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    by sick, do you mean their defense is under the weather?
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    LSU's defense isn't even in the top 40 of total defense. They're winning with offense... in particular, passing offense, this year.
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    Need Roberson healthy and penetration like we saw in the 2nd half v Arky.

    Will HAVE to go over the top twice in this one if we hope to score enough to keep up.
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    what do you mean they have a sick defense? their defense is not anywhere close to where it is expected to be at LSU, 44 points to UGA i saw so many blown coverages in their secondary and they couldn't stop the run so their defense doesn't exactly scare me. veggieburger has been solid showed alot of improvement but we'll see how he looks against this defense which is be the best he has faced all year by a mile
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    You wrote his name in funny ways. Ha ha.
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    The running game:

    LSU relies on 3 RB's to pound the rock.

    Jeremy Hill
    79 carries
    593 yards
    7.5 a carry
    9 TD's

    Terrance Magee
    38 carries
    243 yards
    6.4 per carry
    3 TD's

    Al Blue
    43 carries
    214 yards
    5 yards per carry
    1 TD

    Kenny Hilliard
    33 carries
    136 yards
    4.1 a pop
    5 TD's

    They average 5.0 per carry as a team.

    UF counters with:

    Matt Jones
    75 carries
    322 yards
    4.3 a carry
    2 TD's

    Mack Brown
    76 carries
    284 yards
    3.7 per carry
    3 TD's

    Trey Burton
    6 carries
    11 yards (WTH?)
    1.8 per carry or should I say per fall down
    0 TD's

    Tyler Murphy
    24 carries
    135 yards
    5.6 per carry
    2 TD's
    This is the wildcard
    Murphy can run a lot better then Meck can
    Uf has to use that advantage

    Trey Burton needs to throw a few so that defenses can't hold him to 1.8 per carry.
    He is a weapon if used properly.
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    I stand corrected.
    LSU's D hasn't been up to their standards this year.
    I haven't seen them play since the loss to Clemson last year.
    There is no doubt about UF's D.
    Big advantage UF.
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    In too much of a rush to write Mettenberger in hilarious ways, I suppose.
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    The D stats are not close:

    UF gives up 3.83 yards per play
    UF gives up 217 yards per game

    The Tigers give up 5.44 yards per play
    The Tigers give up 367 yards per game

    Not close.
    Big advantage UF.
    So, if Muschamp and Peace want to play it close to the vest they can.
    And that strategy could win.
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    Jeremy Hill is serious business. We might feel the effects of the Easley injury this Saturday. I don't think we win this game with 14 points and 50 yards passing like last year. Need to open it up
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    Eh, LSU has played two top 35 offenses, we've only played one. It's too early to say that definitively, although I've always thought LSU was SERIOUSLY overrated for 2013 and could easily lose 3 or 4 games this season.
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    agree i think were going to need 24+ and i think muschamp knows that 50 passing yards won't cut it this year. tyler murphy has looked great so far when it comes to making plays downfield and lsu's secondary is not nearly as good as they were last year. i think those two factors will add up to a good game passing it around. but it only works if we can come out and smash the ball a good bit early to help set it up!
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    HUGE LOSS. Hill is an excellent runner between the tackles. Our DT's will have to play their best game of their careers to keep him in check.
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    Both sides of the ball for the Gators will need a great game to win this one. We have a great D but D alone will not be enough. LSU will score at least 21 points. Can the Gator O do better? That is the question that needs to be answered.
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    Even with a pretty bad defense, we're not going to do to LSU what Georgia did with Aaron Murray and a relatively healthy group of players. We're not built to go up and down the field like UGA.

    It's a good thing that this LSU game doesn't really matter as much as some of the other ones we'll play. We're in for a tough game.
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    Mettenberger is playing very well. Hill and the receiving corps are the real deal, too.

    LSU offense will definitely be the biggest challenge our defense has faced this year. Given the injuries at UGA, perhaps the biggest we'll face all year, except maybe reFSU.

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