Did you know, SEC style
September, 18, 2009
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low
On the eve of Week 3 in the SEC, it’s time for another edition of “Did you know?”
- Florida has scored at least 30 points against 13 consecutive SEC opponents, the longest streak in league history. The last time the Gators didn’t score 30 points in an SEC game was a 28-24 loss at LSU during the 2007 season.
- Although it lost 30-6 last season, Tennessee’s defense held Florida to a season-low 243 yards of total offense and held Tim Tebow to 96 passing yards -- the only time he’s been held under 100 yards as a starter. The Vols are ranked third nationally in total defense this season (134.5 yards per game).
- Tebow has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 30 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the country. Kansas’ Todd Reesing is next on the list with 20 consecutive games of throwing a touchdown pass.
- Ole Miss is looking to win its eighth straight game, which would be its longest winning streak in nearly 37 years. The Rebels won 10 straight during the 1971 and 1972 seasons.
- Georgia coach Mark Richt is 24-4 in SEC opponent stadiums. The last time the Bulldogs lost two true road games in the same season was 2000, losing to South Carolina and Auburn. Georgia lost at Oklahoma State to open this season.
- This is Arkansas’ first of five games this season against teams currently ranked in the AP Top 25. The next four -- Alabama, Florida, Ole Miss and LSU (all top-10 teams) -- are all on the road.
- Auburn is the only team in the country that has two running backs, Ben Tate and Onterio McCalebb, averaging more than 100 yards per game.
- Alabama has recorded 10 sacks in its first two games to rank second nationally. The Crimson Tide had 26 sacks all of last season. The late Derrick Thomas had 27 himself during the 1988 season.
- Alabama sophomore receiver Julio Jones, named the SEC’s Freshman of the Year last season by the Associated Press, has gone 11 straight games without a touchdown. He’s questionable for the North Texas game with a bruised knee.
- LSU, which faces Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, has won 22 consecutive games against teams from Louisiana, which is the second-longest active winning streak by an FBS team against in-state competition behind Ohio State’s 34 in a row over teams from the state of Ohio.
- LSU leads the country with 42 players on NFL opening-day rosters. Miami is second with 41, followed by Ohio State with 39, Texas with 38 and Georgia and Southern California each with 37.