SEC Football by the Numbers: Top 10 for Week 13

Week 13 of the SEC’s 90th season features five conference games and four non-conference competitions. Here are 10 numbers, along with the schedule, TV times, and betting lines, to prepare for the SEC’s 13th week in 2022:

0 Players with at least 900 plays in SEC history have better yards-per-play averages than Georgia QB Stetson Bennett. At the start of Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech, Bennett has 7,312 passing yards and 494 rushing yards on 817 passes and 124 rushing attempts — an average of 8,295 yards over 941 games. As the 2022 season began, Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel held the SEC record for players with at least 900 games for 8,269 yards in 1,208 games.

1 The win is needed by Missouri to become the 33rd NCAA FBS program with 700 wins. The Tigers go into Friday’s game against Arkansas with an all-time record of 699-587-52. Arkansas is one of the programs that has already reached 700 wins. The Razorbacks have an all-time record of 735-530-40.

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7 Back-to-back wins for Clemson against South Carolina, making it the longest winning streak for either team in the series. Clemson also won seven times in a row from 1934 to 1940. The Tigers lead the series 72-42-4. South Carolina’s only lead in their series against Clemson came when the Gamecocks won the first meeting in 1896. South Carolina and Clemson faced off again on Saturday.

12 Wins and eight losses for Alabama coach Nick Saban against Auburn – a .600 win ratio. In his 16th season with the Crimson Tide after five years at LSU, Saban’s record in SEC regular-season games against all other teams is 127-22 — an .852 win ratio.

14 Consecutive seasons of at least 10 wins for Alabama tied to the major college record for consecutive seasons of double-digit wins. Florida State set the record for consecutive 10-win seasons from 1987-2000, and the Crimson Tide would break the mark by beating Auburn on Saturday. Alabama last failed to win 10 games in a season in 2007 when The Tide went 7-6. Alabama won 12 games in 2008, 14 in 2009, 10 in 2010, 12 in 2011, 13 in 2012, 11 in 2013, 12 in 2014, 14 in 2015, 14 in 2016, 13 in 2017, 14 in 2018, 11 in 2019, 13 in 2020 and 13 in 2021.

19 Consecutive non-conference opponents were beaten by Kentucky, the longest such streak in the nation. Kentucky’s most recent loss to a non-conference opponent was a 24-23 setback to Northwestern at the Music City Bowl to end the 2017 season. Kentucky plays non-conference opponents Louisville on Saturday.

22 Consecutive games between Florida and Florida State have been won by a team leading or tying at halftime. The last Sunshine Showdown in which a team that lost at halftime won the game was in 1998 when Florida reversed a 12-10 halftime deficit and won 23-12. Florida won the 2021 game 24-21 after the game was tied 7-7 at halftime. Florida and Florida State will face off again on Friday.

23 Back-to-back wins for Alabama over Auburn as the Crimson Tide advance to the Iron Bowl with a record at least three games better than the Tigers’ mark, which it does this season. Alabama is 9-2 and Auburn is 5-6. Since the rivalry resumed in 1948, only one Auburn team has won the Iron Bowl by a record at least three games worse than Tide’s mark. In 1949, the 1-4-3 Tigers turned 6-2-1 Alabama on its head with 14-13.

95 Years since the last time Georgia and Georgia Tech competed, led by alumni. Georgia’s Kirby Smart and Georgia Tech’s Brent Key, Saturday’s game coaches, stood on opposite touchlines in the overtime of the Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate game in 1997 and 1998 respectively. On December 3, 1927, Georgia Tech graduate William Alexander led the Yellow Jackets to a 12-0 victory over Georgia and George “Kid” Woodruff.

180 Pounds will be raised in celebration by the winning team after Friday’s game between Arkansas and Missouri, and 110 pounds will be raised in victory by the winning team after Saturday’s game between Louisville and Kentucky. The Battle Line Trophy, awarded annually to the winner of the Razorbacks-Tigers game since 2015, weighs 185 pounds. The Governor’s Cup, awarded annually to the winner of the Cardinals-Wildcats game since 1994 (except 2020), weighs 110 pounds. Missouri has a 5-2 advantage over Arkansas in Battle Line games. Louisville has a 15-12 advantage over Kentucky in Governor’s Cup games.

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This week’s SEC schedule includes (all times are CST with point spreads from vegasinsider.com):

Thursday

· State of Mississippi, no. 20 Ole Miss, 6 p.m. at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi (ESPN). Line: Ole Miss from 2.5.

Friday

· Arkansas in Missouri, 2:30 p.m. at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri (CBS). Line: Arkansas to 3.

· Florida in State No. 16, 6:30 p.m. at Doak S. Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla. (ABC). Line: State of Florida until May 9th.

Saturday

· Georgia Tech at No. 1 Georgia, 11 a.m. at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia (ESPN). Line: Georgia until 36.5.

· South Carolina at Clemson, 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina (ABC). Line: Clemson until 14.5.

No. 25 Louisville, Kentucky, 2:00 p.m. at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky (SEC Network). Line: Kentucky through May 2nd.

Auburn in No. 7 Alabama, 2:30 p.m. at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa (CBS). Line: Alabama through 5/22.

· No. 5 LSU at Texas A&M, 6:00 p.m. at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas (ESPN). Line: LSU until 9.5.

· No. 10 Tennessee at Vanderbilt, 6:30 p.m. at FirstBank Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee (SEC Network). Line: Tennessee through May 13.

Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for the Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter at @AMarkG1.

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