USA vs Texas State By The Numbers
Last night’s win by Louisiana-Lafayette over Arkansas State puts them in first place in the Sun Belt standings. ULL (5-2 overall, 3-0 SBC) won 23-7 over the Red Wolves.
South Alabama is tied with Arkansas State and UL-Monroe at 1-1 in Conference play.
ULL sits on top of the conference in scoring offense with an average of 35.5 points per game, Troy is second with 34.4 ppg and the Jags rank third with a 31.3 ppg average. Texas State ranks 6th with an average of 23.0 points per game.
However Texas State ranks first in the conference in scoring defense by allowing an average of 22.6 points per game. The Jags rank fourth by allowing an average of 28.5 points per game.
Troy leads the Sun Belt in total offense with an average of 486.9 yards per game, South Alabama ranks 4th with an average of 452.8 yards per game with Texas State coming in last with an average of 314.9 yards per game.
ULL leads the conference in rushing offense with Texas State coming in fourth with an average of 186.3 yards per game on the ground. The Jags rank right behind them with an average of 175.0 yards per game rushing.
Troy leads the conference in passing offense with an average of 327.7 yards per game passing. South Alabama is second in the conference with an average of 277.8 yards per game passing. Texas State ranks last in the conference with only 128.6 yards per game passing from their option offense.
Troy also leads the conference in passing efficiency with a rating of 157.2 while the Jags rank fifth with a 132.9 rating. Texas State is seventh with a rating of 100.1.
The total defense leader is Western Kentucky by allowing an average of 350 yards per game. Texas State ranks third by allowing an average of 381 yards per game. South Alabama ranks fourth by allowing an average of 410 yards per game.
Texas State if the leader in rushing defense in the conference by allowing a mere 100.3 yards per game on the ground. The Jags rank fourth in the conference allowing an average of 163.0 yards per game on the ground.
WKU leads the passing defense standings by allowing only 170.1 yards per game through the air. The Jags rank sixth in the confernece by allowing 247.0 yards per game through the air.
Texas State ranks first in the conference in pass defense efficiency with a 115.3 rating. The Jags are sixth with a 134.1 rating.
In special teams rankings, the Jags are second in the conference with an average return of 25.9 yards per kickoff return. Texas State is third with an average of 25.7 yards per return. Though Texas State takes the top spot in punt return average with 12.5 yards per return. The Jags rank sixth with an average return of 5.9 yards.
Texas State ranks second in the conference in punting with a net average per punt of 40.1 yards. The Jags rank fifth with a net average of 35.3 yards per punt.
The Jags rank fifth in the conference in Field Goal percentage as Aleem Sunanon is 7-of-12 on the season for a .583 average. Texas State ranks last (7th) in the conference as they are 4-of-9 on the year for a .444 average.
Texas State is tied with UL-Lafayette for first place in the conference in interceptions with nine through seven games. The Jags rank third with seven interceptions through six games.
South Alabama and Troy are tied atop the ranking for defensive sacks with 15. Texas State is third with 13. Texas State also ranks first in the conference by allowing only nine sacks while the Jags are tied with Troy, UL-Monroe, WKU and UL-Lafayette with 12 sacks allowed.
In third down conversions, South Alabama ranks fifth by converting 41.9 percent into first downs. Texas State ranks last in the conference by only converting 32.3 percent of their third downs into first downs.
Texas State ranks second in the conference in opponents third down conversion rate by allowing their opponents to convert 36.2 percent of their attempts. The jags ranks sixth with opponents converting 40 percent of their attempts.
Texas State converts 37.5 percent of their fourth down attempts, good for fourth place. The jags are sixth in the conference with a 27.3 percent conversion rate.
South Alabama ranks fifth in the conference in penalties with an average of 56.3 yards per game while Texas State ranks seventh with an average of 67.3 yards per game.
Time of possession ranking has Texas State on top with an average of 32:50 while the Jags rank fifth with 30:08 per game.
Texas State is second in the conference in turnover margin with +5 the Jags are fourth with +1.