But are you judging everyone else's YPC and stats only against SEC teams?
I think the argument would be that most regular players' YPC wouldn't double
by including the Towson game.
In this case, a HUGE part of Russell Shepard's YPC success was due to one run against Towson. That is a fact. And, you could make an argument that it's not representative of the rest of his play. That is why it is relevant.
Having said that, I think Shepard was underutilized. But, he wasn't an 8.8 ypc kind of guy. And, other than a handful of plays that he ran well, he was pretty useless in our passing attack (I'm sure there is blame there that has nothing to do with him).