SEC Running Back Success Rates | Week Three

Previous: Week One - Week Two

We've got three weeks under our belt now, but still not a lot of stout run defenses so we've got another batch of wild numbers. For those of you who are new to this, the Running Back Success Rate is a measure of how "successful" each of a running back's rushing attempts are. A "successful" run is one that :

Gains at least 40% of the yardage needed to move the chains on 1st down
Gains at least 60% of the yardage needed to move the chains on 2nd down
Gains at least 100% of the yardage needed to move the chains on 3rd and 4th down

On to this week's numbers:

WEEK THREE

Player Team Total ATT Successful ATT Success Rate Gained AVG
Trent Richardson Alabama 11 7 65% 167 15.2
Eddie Lacy Alabama 9 7 78% 161 17.9
Jalston Fowler Alabama 3 3 100% 20 6.7
Blake Sims Alabama 3 1 33% 13 4.3
Ronnie Wingo, Jr. Arkansas 20 10 50% 109 5.5
Michael Dyer Auburn 16 10 63% 151 9.4
Onterio McCaleb Auburn 10 3 30% 34 3.4
Michael Ford LSU 13 4 31% 50 3.8
Spencer Ware LSU 22 15 68% 107 4.9
Vick Ballard Miss. State 10 4 40% 38 3.8
Jeff Demps Florida 10 4 40% 48 4.8
Chris Rainey Florida 21 10 48% 108 5.1
Isaiah Crowell Georgia 16 7 44% 118 5.4
Josh Clemons Kentucky 12 1 8% 28 4.8
Marcus Lattimore South Carolina 37 27 73% 246 6.6
Tauren Poole Tennessee 9 2 22% 18 2.0
Zac Stacy Vanderbilt 11 7 64% 169 15.4

Our own Eddie Lacy leads the group this week in both Success Rate and Yards per Carry, though his yards per carry and total yardage are massively inflated by runs of 43, 35, and 67 late against a terrible North Texas defense. Same goes for Trent Richardson, who's final two runs of the game gained 58 and 71 yards, both TDs as well. 

The real story this week has to be Marcus Lattimore. He continues to pull workhorse duty for South Carolina, carrying the ball 37 times against Navy for 246 yards.  What's most impressive is that he still managed to run at a 73% success rate, with only eight rushes of 10 or more yards. To put it mildly, if the Gamecocks are going to continue to have success on offense they better hope and pray Lattimore can stay healthy under that sort of work load.

Continuing the praise of Marcus Lattimore, he's also currently leading the pack overall in total attempts, successful attempts, total yards, and YPC. His 62% success rate may currently be fourth among the group, as we begin to factor in performances against conference opponents over the next few weeks I have to imagine we'll start seeing more and more backs regressing (a la Vick Ballard) to more realistic numbers.

As for our own players, Trent Richardson continues to trend upwards, from 54% in week one to 56% in week two to 58% this week.  Meanwhile Eddie Lacy remained static at 63% the 1st two weeks before taking a jump to 68% this week.

At the other end of the spectrum, Kentucky remains Kentucky, as Josh Clemons' numbers continue to plummet after a dismal 8% performance this week drops him from 32% to 24%.

CUMULATIVE

Player Team Games Total ATT Successful ATT Success Rate Gained AVG
Trent Richardson Alabama 3 50 29 58% 315 6.3
Eddie Lacy Alabama 3 28 19 68% 304 10.9
Jalston Fowler Alabama 2 7 6 88% 89 12.7
Blake Sims Alabama 2 9 5 56% 24 2.7
Ronnie Wingo, Jr. Arkansas 3 43 23 53% 225 5.2
Michael Dyer Auburn 3 48 28 58% 358 7.5
Onterio McCaleb Auburn 3 30 13 43% 146 4.9
Michael Ford LSU 3 40 21 53% 218 5.5
Spencer Ware LSU 3 54 31 57% 226 4.2
Enrique Davis Ole Miss 1 12 3 25% 33 2.3
Vick Ballard Miss. State 3 41 26 63% 339 8.3
Jeff Demps Florida 3 24 10 41% 163 6.8
Chris Rainey Florida 3 48 30 63% 306 6.4
Isaiah Crowell Georgia 3 47 20 43% 264 5.6
Josh Clemons Kentucky 3 37 9 24% 193 5.2
Raymond Sanders Kentucky 2 21 10 48% 97 4.6
Marcus Lattimore South Carolina 3 87 54 62% 534 6.1
Tauren Poole Tennessee 3 54 21 39% 217 4.0
Zac Stacy Vanderbilt 3 29 13 45% 262 9.0

Yes, Jalston Fowler leads the pack in several categories. However, he has only 7 carries in junk time against defensive powerhouses like Kent State and North Texas, so we're just going to quietly pretend those stats are meaningless because they are.
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