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Running Back Success Rates - By Popular Demand

Bama Fans:

Ok, as an initial matter, it appears that "Visual View" no longer works, so I'm using HTML. Bear with me.

These running back success rates aren't quick or easy to do. If you know of a better way to do them, please let me know, but what I'm doing is literally looking at the play by play of every game at espn.go.com, running a find command for every rushing play, and copying every Alabama rushing play into a spreadsheet separated into columns for each Alabama rusher (not you, AJ). I then look at each one with my little eyeball, and assign that play a "1" if it is "successful," (40%+ on 1st down, 60%+ on second down, 100%+ on 3rd or 4th down) and a "0" if it is unsuccessful. I then average all of those 1s and 0s and multiply by 100 to get success rate. This method is time-consuming and relatively prone to error, so please feel free to correct my mistakes. I doubt many of you will, because it would basically require you to do this yourself, but some mistakes are more obvious than others.

Finally, did I mention this is rather time consuming? While I used to be able to count on JT for a rec, it would appear that he has abandoned me in my time of need. So, if you want me to be able to update this with additional data (from each game, for example, or from other teams), you're going to need to rec it so it sticks. If not, then either stop complaining or do it yourself.



Alright, so let's go.

Alabama vs. Michigan:

T.J. Yeldon: 11 carries for 111 yards, 10.1 yards per carry, 1 TD, long of 40 yards.
Jalston Fowler: 8 carries for 67 yards, 8.4 ypc, 0 TDs, long of 18.
Eddie Lacy: 9 carries for 35 yards, 3.9 ypc, 1 TD, long of 9.
Dee Hart: 9 carries for 19 yards, 2.1 ypc, 0 TDs, long of 7.
Kenyan Drake: 1 carry for 2 yards, 2.0 ypc, 0 TDs, long of 2.

Alright, so on to success rate:
T.J. Yeldon: 90.91%
Jalston Fowler: 75%
Eddie Lacy: 55.56%
Dee Hart: 33.33%
Kenyan Drake: 0%

Alabama vs. Western Kentucky:

Eddie Lacy: 9 carries for 36 yards, 4.0 ypc, 0 TDs, long of 18.
Kenyan Drake: 1 carry for 32 yards, 32.0 ypc, 1 TD, long of 32.
T.J. Yeldon: 6 carries for 25 yards, 4.2 ypc, 0 TDs, long ot 8.
Jalston Fowler: 3 carries for 18 yards, 6.0 ypc, 0 TDs, long of 8.
Dee Hart: 3 carries for 12 yards, 4.0 ypc, 0 TDs, long of 5.

Jalston Fowler: 100%
Kenyan Drake: 100%
T.J. Yeldon: 83.33%
Dee Hart: 33.33%
Eddie Lacy: 11.11%

Alabama at Arkansas:

Kenyan Drake: 6 carries for 57 yards, 9.5 ypc, 1 TD, long of 21.
T.J. Yeldon: 13 carries for 55 yards, 4.2 ypc, 1 TD, long of 14.
Eddie Lacy: 12 carries for 55 yards, 4.6 ypc, 3 TDs, long of 11.
Blake Sims: 2 carries for 25 yards, 12.5 ypc, 1 TD, long of 27.
Dee Hart: 4 carries for 21 yards, 5.3 ypc, 0 TDs, long of 11.
Ben Howell: 6 carries for 18 yards, 3.0 ypc, 0 TDs, long of 8.

Dee Hart: 75%
Eddie Lacy: 58.33%
T.J. Yeldon: 53.85%
Kenyan Drake: 50%
Blake Sims: 50%
Ben Howell: 33.33%

Alabama vs. Florida Atlantic:

Eddie Lacy: 15 carries for 106 yards, 7.1 ypc, 0 TDs, long of 15.
T.J. Yeldon: 10 carries for 63 yards, 6.3 ypc, 0 TDs, long of 15.
Kenyan Drake: 5 carries for 35 yards, 7.0 ypc, 1 TD, long of 15.
Dee Hart: 4 carries for 29 yards, 7.3 ypc, 0 TDs, long of 11.
Ben Howell: 4 carries for 20 yards, 5.0 ypc, 0 TDs, long of 7.
Blake Sims: 6 carries for 2 yards, 0.3 ypc, 0 TDs, long of 9.

Ben Howell: 100%
T.J. Yeldon: 90%
Eddie Lacy: 80%
Dee Hart: 75%
Kenyan Drake: 60%
Blake Sims: 50%

Alabama vs. Ole Miss:

Eddie Lacy: 19 carries for 82 yards, 4.3 ypc, 0 TDs, long of 23.
T.J. Yeldon: 10 carries for 38 yards, 3.8 ypc, 0 TDs, long of 10.
Dee Hart: 1 carry for 7 yards, 7.0 ypc, 0 TDs, long of 7.

Dee Hart: 100%
T.J. Yeldon: 40%
Eddie Lacy: 31.58%

Alabama at Missouri:

Eddie Lacy: 18 carries for 177 yards, 9.8 ypc, 3 TDs, long of 73.
T.J. Yeldon: 18 carries for 144 yards, 8.0 ypc, 2 TDs, long of 27.
Blake Sims: 1 carry for 36 yards, 36.0 ypc, 0 TDs, long of 36.
Kenyan Drake: 4 carries for 11 yards, 2.8 ypc, 1 TD, long of 10.

Blake Sims: 100%
T.J. Yeldon: 72.22%
Eddie Lacy: 66.67%
Kenyan Drake: 50%

Alabama at Tennessee:

T.J. Yeldon: 15 carries for 129 yards, 8.6 ypc, 2 TDs, long of 43.
Eddie Lacy: 17 carries for 79 yards, 4.6 ypc, 0 TDs, long of 14.
Kenyan Drake: 4 carries for 22 yards, 5.5 ypc, 0 TDs, long of 10.
Blake Sims: 4 carries for 10 yards, 2.5 ypc, long of 4.
Brent Calloway: 2 carries for 6 yards, 3.0 ypc, 0 TDs, long of 5.

Kenyan Drake: 75%
T.J. Yeldon: 66.67%
Eddie Lacy: 47.06%
Blake Sims: 0%
Brent Calloway: 0%

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