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By the Numbers: Florida 41, Texas A&M 24

November 7, 2022
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Here’s a statistical look, by the numbers, at the Aggies’ 41-24 loss to Florida Saturday at Kyle Field...

-157 - The differential in rushing yards for Texas A&M vs. Florida. The Gators rushed 50 times for 291 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 5.8 yards per rush. The Aggies also averaged over five yards per carry (5.4) but managed just 25 runs in the game, and star running back Devon Achane ran it just three times in the game-changing third quarter. All told, the Aggies ran for 134 yards (122 from Achane) and two touchdowns.

-39% - Completion percentage drop from the first half to the second half for A&M quarterback Haynes King. The sophomore opened the game by completing 14-of-19 (73.6%) for 184 yards and a touchdown with no turnovers in the opening two quarters. Things went south for King after the halftime break, completing just 9-of-26 (34.6%) for 95 yards with no touchdowns and two turnovers.

-14:14 - Time of possession disadvantage in the game. A&M held the ball for just 22:53 in the game. Meanwhile, Florida produced 37:07 of offensive football, including maintaining possession for 19:37 of the 30 available minutes during the second half. The Aggies rank 95th in time of possession (28:35 per game). A&M was #3, #11 and #3, respectively, in ToP during Jimbo Fisher’s first three seasons in Aggieland.

.200 - Texas A&M’s winning percentage vs. FBS teams in its last 10 games. The Aggies are an abysmal 2-8 vs. FBS opponents dating back to a late-season loss at Ole Miss last year. That includes a heinous 1-7 mark in SEC games in that span.

Jamie Maury, TexAgs
Devon Achane’s 65-yard carry was the Aggies’ biggest play of the game, and it came on their first offensive snap.

1 - Play in the game for A&M over 30 yards. That was a 65-yard run by Devon Achane on the first offensive snap of the game. The Aggies had four additional plays of 20-plus yards... a 21-yard Achane run, a 20-yard pass to Evan Stewart, a 28-yard pass to Moose Muhammad and a 29-yard pass to Stewart. Only one of the Aggies’ five plays of 20 or more yards came in the second half.

2 - Interceptions all season for the A&M defense. That is tied for dead last in all of college football.

#2 - A&M’s national ranking in pass plays allowed over 20 yards. Perhaps the lone bright spot on defense is the lack of big plays given up this season through the air. The Aggies have allowed just five passes of 20-plus yards this season... tied for second nationally in that category and just one play behind Virginia.

#5 - Devon Achane’s national ranking in kick return average. This season, Achane has 11 returns for an average of 28.36 yards per return and one touchdown. That’s currently second in the SEC behind Mississippi State’s Lideatrick Griffin, who leads the nation with an average of 33.2 yards per return.

7 - Plays allowed by the A&M defense of 20-plus yards. That includes four runs — with the big one going for a 60-yard touchdown from QB Anthony Richardson — and three passes.

11 - Consecutive games vs. FBS teams in which the Aggies failed to score more than 28 points. The last time A&M managed more than 28 points in an FBS game was a 44-14 win over South Carolina last season at Kyle Field.

16.7 - “Havoc Rate” for the A&M defense in the game. Havoc Rate is an advanced metric from longtime stat man Bill Connelly that is determined by calculating the total number of tackles-for-loss, passes defended (including INTs) and forced fumbles divided by the total number of plays. The Aggies had zero interceptions, zero forced fumbles, five pass breakups and eight TFL (1 sack/7 run TFL) vs. Florida. That’s 13 “Havoc Points” divided by 78 defensive snaps for a game rating of 16.7, meaning that the Aggies created havoc on exactly 16.7 percent of the Gators’ offensive snaps. On the season, A&M’s Havoc Rate is 15.8 (102 havoc plays/645 total plays). Last season, the Ags had a Havoc Rate of 17.8. It was 19.1 in ’20 and 18.6 in ’19. A&M ranked fifth in the nation in 2018 with a Havoc Rate of 20.4.

19 - Touches within the offense for Devon Achane. That snaps a streak of five straight games of 20+ touches on offense for the speedy junior. Achane had just three carries in that pivotal third quarter on Saturday. In total, Achane ran it 16 times for 122 yards and two touchdowns and caught three passes for one yard and a touchdown. Achane ranks fifth nationally in all-purpose yards, averaging 159 total yards per game.

42 - Years since A&M’s last five-game losing skid. The Aggies dropped consecutive road contests to Mississippi State, Alabama and South Carolina and then fell to Ole Miss and Florida at home the last two weeks. The program’s last five-game slide was all the way back in 1980 when A&M suffered five straight defeats from October 11 through November 15 on its way to a 4-7 season. That’s also the last year that the Aggies had six losses by the first Saturday of November.

The Aggies have not had the same 22-man starting lineup for a single game this season. A total of 13 members of A&M’s ballyhooed true freshman class have started at least one game.

47 - Number of players on the A&M roster to start at least one game this season. That includes 25 different starters on offense and 22 starters on defense. For comparison purposes, the 2012 A&M team saw just 27 total players enter the starting lineup all season. The Aggies have not had the same 22-man starting lineup for a single game this season. A total of 13 members of A&M’s ballyhooed true freshman class have started at least one game.

60+ - Yards allowed in a single run play in back-to-back games. Last week, Ole Miss running back Quinshon Judkins ripped off a 61-yard run against the A&M defense. That was the first 60-plus-yard run against the A&M defense since 2019. On Saturday, Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson ran by the Aggie defense for a 60-yard touchdown. That’s two runs of 60 or more yards in a seven-day time frame. A&M allowed just two runs of 60-plus yards in the previous four seasons under the direction of Mike Elko.

#78 - A&M’s national ranking in total defense. The Aggies, under the direction of D.J. Durkin, allow an average of 388.9 total yards per game. A&M ranked ninth and 14th in total defense the previous two seasons.

85 - Average receiving yards per game for Moose Muhammad over his last four games. The sophomore hauled in seven catches for 99 yards vs. Florida. After opening the year with just one catch for 16 yards total in the first four games of the season and not playing at all vs. Appalachian State and Miami, Muhammad has come alive since the Mississippi State game. He has had at least six catches in four of the last five contests.

#123 - A&M’s national ranking in run defense in 2022. The Aggies gave up 291 rushing yards to Florida on Saturday — one week after allowing Ole Miss to run for 390 yards on the ground — and are now allowing an average of 215.3 rushing yards per game. That’s dead last in the SEC. In the previous four seasons under Mike Elko, the Aggies never ranked below 35th nationally against the run and were in the top three in two of those seasons. A&M is 120th nationally in yards per carry (4.94)... also at the very bottom among SEC teams.

#130 - A&M’s national ranking in runs allowed over 10 yards. The Aggie defense has given up 68 runs of 10-plus yards through nine games. Hawaii is the only team in college football that has allowed more (69). The last time A&M gave up more than 68 runs of 10 or more yards in an entire 13-game season was in 2016.

401 - Receiving yards for Evan Stewart combined in the last four games. The true freshman had eight catches for 120 yards on Saturday. Four of his six receptions spanned 15+ yards. Stewart leads the A&M squad with 46 catches for 598 yards despite missing the Miami game due to suspension. His 11-game regular season pace is 63 catches for 822 yards.

1,182 - Devon Achane’s 12-game pace in rushing yards. The junior ran for 122 yards and two touchdowns (plus a receiving touchdown) vs. the Gators and is sitting at 887 yards on the ground through nine games. He has been over 88 rushing yards in six of his last seven games after opening the season with 42 yards and 66 yards, respectively. If he ended the season right at 1,182 rushing yards, Achane would rank 8th all-time in a single season at A&M behind only Trayveon Williams, Darren Lewis (x2), Johnny Manziel, Greg Hill (x2) and Bob Smith.

Jamie Maury, TexAgs
A&M’s 31-point output vs. Sam Houston to open the season remains the Aggies’ highest point total of the year.

1974 - The last time A&M opened the season with nine straight games of failing to score more than 31 points. The Aggies defeated Sam Houston State, 31-0, in the season opener and haven’t scored more than 28 points since. You have to go back 48 years to find the last time that has happened at A&M. In ’74, Emory Bellard’s squad scored 30-plus points just once all season — a 37-7 win over Rice in week 10 — during an 8-3 campaign. The last time the Aggies went an entire season without scoring more than 31 points in a single game was in 1969 under Gene Stallings.

2008 - The last time the Aggies had a losing record after mid-October. A&M is 3-6 following the loss to Florida. You have to go back to Mike Sherman’s first season to find an Aggie squad with a record below .500 this deep into the season. That team lost senior QB Stephen McGee in the second game but was actually 4-5 through nine games before dropping three games in a row down the stretch en route to a 4-8 campaign. It’s also the last time the Aggies failed to qualify for a bowl game.



A&M in national stat rankings

Team
• Time of Possession = #114 (27:57)
• Turnover Margin = #81 (-2)
• Penalties = #81 with 6.7 penalties per game
   - #48 with 49.6 penalty yards per game

Offense
• Total O = #91 (365.8 YPG)
• Scoring O = #102 (22.8 PPG)
• Rushing O = #99 (125.1 YPG)
• Passing O = #64 (240.7 YPG)
• Yards Per Play = #69 (5.76 YPP)
• First Downs = #79 (20.1 PG)
• 3rd Down Conversions = #107 (33.9%)
• Red Zone TD% = #74 (62.1% - 18-of-29)
• Explosiveness = #82 (37 plays over 20 yards)
   - #84 with 15 plays over 30 yards
   - #100 with 6 plays over 40 yards
   - #65 with 4 plays over 50 yards
   - #17 with 4 plays over 60 yards
• Explosive Run Plays = #75 (10 plays over 20 yards)
   - #53 with 5 plays over 30 yards
   - #68 with 2 plays over 40 yards
   - #29 with 2 plays over 50 yards
   - #14 with 2 plays over 60 yards
• Explosive Pass Plays = #82 (27 plays over 20 yards)
   - #94 with 10 plays over 30 yards
   - #94 with 4 plays over 40 yards
   - #74 with 2 plays over 50 yards
   - #29 with 2 plays over 60 yards
• Sacks Allowed = #71 (19)
• Tackles For Loss Allowed = #64 (49)

Defense
• Total D = #78 (388.9 YPG)
• Scoring D = #47 (23.9 PPG)
• Rushing D = #123 (215.3 YPG)
• Passing D = #11 (173.6 YPG)
• Yards Per Play Allowed = #61 (5.4 YPP)
• First Downs Allowed = #87 (21.8 PG)
• Opponent 3rd Down Conversions = #69 (38.5%)
• Opponent Red Zone TD% = #24 (50% - 18-of-36)
   - #5 in Opponent Red Zone Scoring % (66.7% - 24-of-36)
• Explosiveness Against = #64 (41 plays allowed over 20 yards)
   - #5 with 10 plays allowed over 30 yards
   - #28 with 6 plays allowed over 40 yards
   - #79 with 5 plays allowed over 50 yards
   - #85 with 3 plays allowed over 60 yards
   - #46 with 1 play allowed over 70 yards
• Explosive Run Plays Against = #113 (17 plays allowed over 20 yards)
   - #62 with 5 plays allowed over 30 yards
   - #75 with 3 plays allowed over 40 yards
   - #82 with 2 plays allowed over 50 yards
   - #101 with 2 plays allowed over 40 yards
• Explosive Pass Plays Against = #32 (24 plays allowed over 20 yards)
   - #2 with 5 plays allowed over 30 yards
   - #13 with 3 plays allowed over 40 yards
   - #57 with 3 plays allowed over 50 yards
   - #35 with 1 play allowed over 60 yards
   - #67 with 1 play allowed over 70 yards
• Sacks = #103 (14)
• Tackles For Loss = #51 (55)
• Interceptions = #129 (2)
• Fumble Recoveries = #14 (9)

Special Teams
• Field Goal % = #83 (71.4% - 10-of-14)
• Punting = #53 (42.7 Avg.)
• Kick Returns = #20 (22.6 Avg.)
   - #1 in kick return TDs (1)
• Explosive Kick Returns = #27 (3 returns over 30 yards)
   - #9 with 2 returns over 40 yards
• Opponent Kick Returns = #131 (38.25 Avg.)
• Explosive Kick Returns Allowed = #17 (1 return allowed over 30 yards)
• Punt Returns = #105 (5.3 yards per return)
• Explosive Punt Returns = #58 (1 return over 20 yards)
• Opponent Punt Returns = #31 (4.6 Avg.)
• Explosive Punt Returns Allowed = #44 (1 return allowed over 20 yards)

Individuals
• RB Devon Achane = #19 in rushing yards (887); #93 in yards per carry (5.6 Avg.); #70 in rushing TDs (6); #18 in total yards from scrimmage (120.3 Avg.)
  - #35 in total TDs from scrimmage (9); #13 in runs over 10 yards (28); #14 in runs over 20 yards (9)
  - #6 in all-purpose yards (155 Avg.); #5 in kick return average (28.4 Avg.)

• WR Evan Stewart = #32 in receptions per game (5.8 Avg.); #52 in receiving yards per game (74.8 Avg.)

• DL Fadil Diggs = #2 in forced fumbles (3)

• DL McKinnley Jackson = #11 in kicks/punts blocked (1)

• DL Albert Regis = #11 in kicks/punts blocked (1)

• DB Demani Richardson = #23 in forced fumbles (2)

• PK Randy Bond = #39 in field goal % (81.8% - 9-of-11)

• PK Caden Davis = #13 in kickoff average (64.2 Avg.); #3 in touchback % (88.1%)

• P Nik Constantinou = #47 in punting average (42.7 Avg.)

 
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