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LSU Running Backs' Modes

So I saw that GeauxTiger requested this, and I was pretty curious myself so...being a slow Sunday...I spent a couple of hours and put the following together. I apologize for the formatting in advance, I'm copying it straight from word (so if any of the editors want to clean it up if that's an easy thing to do then go for it). I'm just putting this here, you can make what you will of it. Haha hopefully someone sees it since the fanposts are so far down the page now.

I just did the SEC games, so there's an 8 game sample. I broke it down by going through the play-by-play of all the games from ESPN.com, so that's where the numbers come from. The game by game numbers I'm pretty confident are accurate, with the SEC totals it's possible I made some mistakes transferring everything together, but I think it's all accurate. I didn't count Mettenberger because I didn't want to figure out what was a sack/scramble/called run. I also counted all running plays that I saw, regardless of penalties. So, for example, if Hill had a 25 yard run that was called back for holding, I just put the 25 yard run in.

I have plenty of thoughts, both from these numbers and from reading the play by plays, but I'm going to put them in the comments so people can specifically address (or ignore haha) each one as they choose.

(As I'm clicking preview I'm seeing a bunch of computer jargon regarding the formatting right below this...just keep scrolling cause I don't know how to get rid of it)

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SEC Totals

Overview/Summary

Hilliard: 37 rushes, mode of 3 yards (7 times), 1 yard (6 times), and 2 yards (5 times)

Hill: 120 rushes, mode of 2 yards (19 times), 1 yard (18 times), and 3 yards (16 times)

Ford: 39 rushes, mode of 4 yards (7 times), 5 yards (6 times), and 6 yards (4 times)

Ware: 74 rushes, mode of 2 yards (14 times), 4 yards (9 times), and 1/3/5 yards (7 times each)

Shepard: 15 rushes, mode of 3 yards (5 times), 1/2/4 yards (2 times each)

Magee: 1 rush, mode of 0

Copeland: 14 rushes, mode of 3 yards (4 times), 0/1 yard (3 times each), and 4 yards (twice)

Season Breakdown

Hilliard:

-5: l

-2: ll

-1: ll

0: lll

1: V l

2: V

3: V ll

4: llll

9: l

11: l

12: ll

13: l

14: l

17: l

Hill:

-5: l

-3: llll

-2: l

-1: l

0: V llll

1: XV lll

2: XV llll

3: XV l

4: X ll

5: V ll

6: V l

7: V l

8: ll

9: V

10: lll

14: l

16: l

18: l

19: llll

27: l

47: l

50: l

Ford:

-2: ll

0: lll

1: ll

2: ll

3: lll

4: V ll

5: V l

6: llll

7: l

8: ll

9: l

10: l

11: l

13: ll

18: l

20: l

Ware:

-4: l

-3: l

-2: llll

-1: lll

0: V l

1: V ll

2: X llll

3: V ll

4: V llll

5: V ll

6: V

7: lll

9: ll

11: ll

12: l

28: l

30: l

Copeland:

-1: l

0: lll

1: lll

3: llll

4: ll

9: l

Shepard:

0: l

1: ll

2: ll

3: V

4: ll

5: l

11: l

19: l

Magee:

0: l

Game by Game

Auburn

Game totals: 38 rushes

Mode (most commonly occurring):

1. 4 yards (8 times)

2. 2 yards (7 times)

3. 3 yards (5 times)


Hilliard: Mode: 2 yards
0: 1
1: 1
2: 3
3: 2
4: 1
11: 1
12: 1
Hill: N/A
Ford: Mode: 3 yards
0: 1
1: 1
3: 2
4: 1
5: 1
8: 1
18: 1
Ware: Mode: 2 and 4 yards
-3: 1
-2: 1
1: 2
2: 4
4: 4
5: 1
6: 1
28: 1
30: 1
Copeland: Mode: 1 and 4 yards
1: 1
4: 1
Shepard: Mode: 3 and 4 yards
3: 1
4: 1


Florida

Game totals: 21 rushes

Mode:

1. 3 yards (6 times)

2. 2 yards (3 times)

3. 0 yards (3 times
Hilliard: Mode: everything the same
-2: l
0: l
2: l
3: l
13: l
Hill: Mode: everything the same
3: l
5: l
Ford: Mode: everything the same
-2: l
3: l
4: l
9: l
Ware: Mode: 3 yards
0: l
1: l
2: l
3: lll
4: l
5: l
Shepard: Mode: 2 yards
2: l
Magee: Mode: 0 yards
0: l
Copeland: N/A

South Carolina

Game totals: 51 rushes

Mode:

1. 3 yards (6 times)

2. 6 yards (5 times)

3. 7 yards and 4 yards (4 times each)
Hilliard: Mode: 1 and 4 yards
-5: l
-2: l
-1: l
0: l
1: ll
4: ll
14: l
17: l
Hill: Mode: 3 yards
0: l
1: lll
2: ll
3: llll
4: l
6: l
7: l
9: l
10: l
19: l
50: l
Ford: Mode: 6 yards
0: l
4: l
5: l
6: ll
7: l
13: l
Ware: Mode: 2 yards
-1: l
0: ll
2: lll
3: l
5: ll
6: ll
7: ll
11: l
Copeland: Mode: everything the same
0: l
3: l
9: l
Shepard: N/A
Magee: N/A

Texas A&M

Game totals: 41 rushes

Mode:

1. 1 yard (6 times)

2. 2 yards (5 times) and 5 yards (5 times)

3. 3 yards (4 times)
Hilliard: Mode: 1 yard
1: ll
3: l
Hill: Mode: 2 yards
0: ll
1: l
2: llll
3: ll
5: l
6: ll
7: ll
8: ll
18: l
47: l
Ford: Mode: 4 and 5 yards
1: l
2: l
4: ll
5: ll
6: l
8: l
10: l
13: l
20: l
Ware: Mode: 5 yards
-2: l
-1: l
0: l
1: l
3: l
4: l
5: ll
Copeland: Mode: 1 yard
1: l
Shepard: N/A
Magee: N/A


Alabama

Game totals: 45 rushes

Mode:

1. 2 yards (11 times)

2. 4 yards (10 times)

3. 1 yard (6 times)

4. Negative rushes (4 times)
Hilliard: N/A
Hill: Mode: 2 and 4 yards
-5: l
-3: l
0: l
1: V
2: V ll
3: l
4: V ll
5: ll
7: l
10: l
19: ll
Ford: Mode: everything the same
2: l
5: l
6: l
Ware: Mode: 2 and 4 yards
-2: l
0: l
2: ll
3: l
4: ll
Copeland: Mode: everything the same
-1: l
3: l
4: l
Shepard: Mode: everything the same
1: l
2: l
19: l
Magee: N/A

Mississippi State

Game totals: 36 rushes

Mode:

1. 3 yards (10 times)

2. 4 and 5 yards (4 times each)

3. 1 yard and negative rushes (3 times each)
Hilliard: Mode: everything the same
1: l
3: l
4: l
9: l
12: l
Hill: Mode: 3 yards
-2: l
0: ll
2: ll
3: V
4: ll
5: l
9: ll
Ford: Mode: 5 yards
5: l
Ware: Mode: everything the same
-4: l
-2: l
2: l
5: l
12: l
Copeland: Mode: everything the same
0: l
1: l
Shepard: Mode: 3 yards
1: l
3: llll
4: l
5: l
11: l
Magee: N/A

Ole Miss

Game totals: 35 rushes

Mode:

1. 1 yard (7 times)

2. Negative rushes (4 times)

3. 0 yards, 6 yards, and 7 yards (3 times each)
Hilliard: Mode: -1 yard
-1: l
Hill: Mode: 1 yard
-3: lll
0: l
1: V
2: ll
3: ll
5: ll
6: l
7: ll
14: l
16: l
27: l
Ford: Mode: 4 yards
0: l
4: ll
11: l
Ware: Mode: 1 and 6 yards
1: ll
6: ll
7: l
9: l
11: l
Copeland: Mode: 0 yards
0: l
Shepard: Mode: 0 yards
0: l
Magee: N/A

Arkansas

Game totals: 33 rushes

Mode:

1. 2 yards and 3 yards (6 times each)

2. 1 yard (5 times)

3. Negative rushes, 0 yards, 4 yards, and 9 yards (3 times each)
Hilliard: Mode: 3 yards
2: l
3: ll
Hill: Mode: 1 yard
-1: l
0: ll
1: llll
2: ll
3: l
4: ll
6: ll
9: ll
10: l
19: l
Ford: Mode: -2 yards
-2: l (on 4th down and 1)
Ware: Mode: 2 yards
-1: l
0: l
1: l
2: lll
3: l
4: l
9: l
Copeland: Mode: 3 yards
3: ll
Shepard: N/A
Magee: N/A

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