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Doc Fenton
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LSU QBs with at least 5 SEC starts since 1986

"It's easy to have fun with spreadsheets." -- Socrates, 405 B.C.

Some interesting stats on how LSU quarterbacks have performed against SEC competition over the last 25 years...

Number of Times Which an LSU QB Has Played for the Majority of an SEC Game
(postseason games included)
1. Tommy Hodson (1986-89), 25
1. Herb Tyler (1995-98), 25
3. Jamie Howard (1992-95), 23
4. Jordan Jefferson (2008-11), 22
4. JaMarcus Russell (2004-06), 22
6. Josh Booty (1999-2000), 13
7. Matt Mauck (2001-03), 12
8. Jarrett Lee (2008 & 2011), 11
8. Rohan Davey (1999-01), 11
8. Chad Loup (1990-93), 11
11. Matt Flynn (2007), 8
11. Marcus Randall (2002 & 2004), 8

[NOTE: For quarterbacks who have started less than 5 SEC games since 1986, remember Mickey Guidry (1987), Sol Graves (1990), Jesse Daigle (1991-92), Ryan Huffman (1992), Melvin Hill (1994-95), Craig Nall (1998), Rick Clausen (2002), Ryan Perrilloux (2007), and Andrew Hatch (2008), as well as Brad Strohm, who almost got a majority of playing time in the 1991 game against Vanderbilt.]

[NOTE2: For the game against Mississippi State in 2004, all 3 quarterbacks played for less than half of the game. It might be a little unfair to Marcus Randall who left the game in the 2nd quarter with a 27-0 lead, but I excluded that game from the stats below according to my methodology.]





Now consider the PPG scored in regulation by LSU when led by these QBs in those games...

Tommy Hodson, 18-7
1986: 28, 23, 25, 19, 14, 47
1987: 13, 26, 34, 42, 34
1988: 34, 6, 7, 15, 31, 19, 20
1989: 13, 6, 21, 39, 35, 16, 44
POINTS = 611
PPG = 24.44

JaMarcus Russell, 16-6
2004: 9, 16, 24, 26, 27
2005: 24, 37, 34, 21, 17, 10, 40, 19, 14
2006: 3, 48, 10, 49, 28, 28, 20, 31
POINTS = 535
PPG = 24.32

Herb Tyler, 16-9
1995: 38, 28
1996: 19, 35, 13, 41, 28, 0, 39, 17
1997: 24, 28, 7, 28, 21, 63, 27, 31
1998: 31, 27, 10, 36, 41, 31, 16
POINTS = 679
PPG = 27.16

Jordan Jefferson, 15-7
2008: 13, 30
2009: 23, 30, 20, 3, 31, 15, 23, 30
2010: 27, 29, 16, 33, 17, 24, 43, 23
2011: 6, 52, 41, 42
POINTS = 571
PPG = 25.95

Matt Mauck, 11-1
2001: 31
2002: 31, 36
2003: 17, 41, 7, 33, 31, 27, 17, 55, 34
POINTS = 360
PPG = 30.00

Jarrett Lee, 8-3
2008: 26, 34, 21, 24, 38, 21
2011: 19, 35, 41, 38, 45
POINTS = 342
PPG = 31.09

Rohan Davey, 7-4
1999: 35
2000: 31, 9
2001: 18, 15, 29, 42, 24, 35, 41, 27
POINTS = 306
PPG = 27.82

Jamie Howard, 7-15-1
1992: 0, 21, 25, 0, 11, 6
1993: 18, 10, 20, 3, 17, 19
1994: 44, 26, 17, 18, 21, 30
1995: 34, 12, 20, 10, 3
POINTS = 385
PPG = 16.74

Matt Flynn, 6-2
2007: 45, 28, 28, 27, 30, 41, 41, 28
POINTS = 268
PPG = 33.50

Marcus Randall, 5-3
2002: 38, 7, 33, 0, 14, 20
2004: 24, 43
POINTS = 179
PPG = 22.38

Chad Loup, 5-6
1990: 8, 30, 10, 22
1991: 10, 29, 25, 17
1992: 24
1993: 17, 24
POINTS = 216
PPG = 19.64

Josh Booty, 4-9
1999: 7, 22, 10, 5, 16, 23, 17
2000: 17, 34, 38, 30, 20, 3
POINTS = 242
PPG = 18.62


Or ranked by PPG rather than # of SEC wins, you get:

Flynn, 33.50
Lee, 31.09
Mauck, 30.00
Davey, 27.82
Tyler, 27.16
Jefferson, 25.95
Hodson, 24.44
Russell, 24.32
Randall, 22.38
Loup, 19.64
Booty, 18.62
Howard, 16.74
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Outlaw
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Put some time into that post


Doc Fenton
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Member since Feb 2007
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I'm just funnin'...








But yeah, I spent a good bit of New Year's looking over the history of past LSU quarterbacks.



Some other interesting stuff:

Abe Mickal played tailback rather than QB, but he was still the star passer on the team from 1932-35, when LSU had a conference record of 16-2-2.

Y.A. Tittle went 14-9-2 in the SEC from 1944-47.

Warren Rabb went 11-2 in the SEC from 1958-59.

LSU had 13 SEC wins during the Amedee/Field era from 1960-62, 12 SEC wins during the Lee/Jones era from 1970-72, and 11 SEC wins during the Ensminger/Woodley era from 1977-79.

If Risher and Wickersham started all the SEC games during their years, then they were 9-7-2 and 8-8-2 respectively.

I think the LSU record for passing yards in a single season went something like this...

1937 – Young Bussey, 731 yards
1946 – Y.A. Tittle, 780 yards
1953 – Al Doggett, 822 yards
1967 – Nelson Stokley, 939 yards
1969 – Mike Hillman, 1180 yards
1972 – Bert Jones, 1446 yards
1981 – Alan Risher, 1780 yards
1982 – Alan Risher, 1834 yards
1983 – Jeff Wickersham, 2542 yards
1989 – Tommy Hodson, 2655 yards
2001 – Rohan Davey, 3347 yards

Tittle had 2225 career yards, Jones had 3225, and Hodson had 9115.
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AthensTiger
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Good post Doc. I would not expect Lee to end up in the top three in ppg but he does.


EastForkTiger
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I did expect Lee to be high in ppg.We have always scored alot of points with him,even in his freshman year from hell,the other teams just scored more.Some because of his pick sixes,but a bunch because of malveto defenses.
Tigers by 14 on Jan.9th!!!!


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