South Alabama Vs Lousiana-Lafayette: By The Numbers
Let’s break down South Alabama and Louisiana-Lafayette by the numbers so far this season.
Last season the Jags fell to ULL 52-30 in Lafayette and remain as the most points ever scored against the Jaguars in program history. Season-long starting quarterback Terrance Broadway will miss the game with a broken arm. This will put more pressure on running back Alonzo Harris who has rushed for 808 yards and 13 touchdowns this season with an average of 4.7 yards per carry this season.
Lafayette has already secured at least a share of the Sun Belt Conference title, but with a win could claim it outright. The Jaguars are looking for their sixth win of the season to become bowl eligible in their first season as a full FBS member and only the fifth season of football.
ULL has already accepted an invitation to play Tulane in the New Orleans Bowl in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday, December 21. Arkansas State, who with a loss by ULL could claim a share of the SBC title, will play in the GoDaddy Bowl in Mobile, AL.
South Alabama, after a season of close games, where four of their losses has been by two points or less, has finally won back-to-back games with relative ease the last two weeks as their offense and defense has found their groove. The Jaguar set a program-record with nine sacks against Louisiana-Monroe two weeks ago. Also Ross Metheny recorded a game with 100+ yards passing and rushing against ULM with a highlight reel 63-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to cap off a great performance.
Shavarez Smith set a school record and recorded the best performance by a wide receiver by a SBC player this season with 10 receptions for 194 yards and a touchdown last week against Georgia State. Meanwhile the Jaguar defense held the GSU running attack to 24 yards on 25 carries.
Jereme Jones has caught passes in 38 consecutive games for the Jaguars.
South Alabama is 5-6 overall, 3-3 Sun Belt.
Louisiana-Lafayette is 8-3 overall 5-1 Sun Belt.
The game will be broadcast on ESPN3 as well as radio play by play by Lee Shirvanian and Rick Cleveland on WNSP.com and 105.5FM WNSP.
ULL 37.0 points per game
USA 29.4 points per game
ULL 443.7 yards per game
USA 431.2 yards per game
ULL 220.2 yards per game
USA 171.0 yards per game
USA 260.2 yards per game
ULL 223.5 yards per game
ULL 156.5 efficiency rating
USA 133.3 efficiency rating
USA 16 for 137 yards
ULL 18 for 100 yards
USA 15-20 75.0%
ULL 8-13 61.5%
ULL 51-53 96.2%
USA 34-36 94.4%
ULL 22.9 per game
USA 21.5 per game
3rd Down Conversions
4th Down Conversions
Time of Possession
Red Zone Offense
ULL – 42-of-49 for 85.7% with 35 of them touchdowns and 7-of-11 field goals made
USA – 35-of-44 for 79.5% with 27 of them touchdowns and 8-of-12 field goals made
ULL 26.6 points per game allowed
USA 26.7 points per game allowed
ULL 396.8 yards per game allowed
USA 399.9 yards per game allowed
ULL 151.4 yards per game allowed
USA 167.9 yards per game allowed
USA 232.0 yards per game allowed
ULL 245.5 yards per game allowed
Pass Defense Efficiency
ULL 134.1 effiency rating by opponents
USA 136.1 effiency rating by opponents
ULL 11 INT’s returned for an average of 22.6 yards with two touchdowns
USA 9 INT’s returned for an average of 17.3 yards with 0 touchdowns
USA 35 for 229 yards
ULL 18 for 100 yards
Opponent First Downs
USA 20.5 first downs per game for opponent
ULL 22.9 first downs per game for opponent
Opponent 3rd Down Conversions
Opponent 4th Down Conversions
Red Zone Defense
ULL 28-of-35 for 80% with 19 touchdowns and 9-of-12 field goal attempts converted
USA 36-of-41 for 87.8% with 25 touchdowns and 11-of-12 field goal attempts
USA 22.7 yards per kickoff return average
ULL 21.2 yards per kickoff return average
ULL 9.6 yards per punt return average
USA 6.1 yards per punt return average
USA 35.8 net yards per punt
ULL 34.0 net yards per punt
ULL 38.2 net yards per kickoff
USA 38.1 net yards per kickoff
USA 15-of-20 75%
ULL 8-of-13 61.5%
ULL 51-of-53 96.2%
USA 34-of-36 94.4%
USA 59 penalties for an average of 44.8 yards per game
ULL 55 penalties for an average of 46.6 yards per game
USA 77 penalties by opponents for 57.2 yards per game
ULL 54 penalties by opponents for 44.1 yards per game
On-Side Kicks By
ULL 1-2 50%
USA 0-0 0%
On-Side Kicks Against
USA 0-2 0%
ULL 0-1 0%