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goldenmoment
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What makes JD's year even more incredible...

Daniels had 770 offensive total plays to 880 for Bo Nix and 37 less snaps than the LSU defense. Oregon's offense had the ball 40 snaps more than its defense. The fact that LSU's defense couldn't get off the field compared to the defenses of these other Heisman contenders makes Jayden Daniels' numbers and stats all the more astounding.

Daniels averaged 11 yards PER PLAY- including plays where he handed off, threw incomplete passes, etc. It's the highest average per play for a player in college football history! With the 110 extra snaps that Bo Nix had, Daniels would have 1,210 more total yards. That would put him over 6,000 total yards for the year. Incredible!

Also, Daniels had to rack up these unbelievable numbers despite this year being the first year in decades that college football did not stop the clock after first downs except with 2 minutes remaining. So, this naturally sped games up and allowed for less time to run plays. Again, this illustrates that Daniels accomplished these staggering stats with less time on the clock to work with than his competitors.

But maybe the most amazing stat is that Daniels finished with the highest passing efficiency rating in college football history at 208, and it's not even close. Burrow is second at 202.

Daniels easily deserves the Heisman!


TN Tygah
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re: What makes JD's year even more incredible...
Please stop. You’re making me sad that A) he’s gone next year B) our defense cost us a CFP spot.


Datbayoubengal
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re: What makes JD's year even more incredible...
I've been saying for a while now that he has had the best season for a college player in history. Some of his stuff is so incredibly insane, you'd think it only happens on video games. Think of just having 5 extra passes in the 9 games he didn't play cupcakes. It was have given him 526 more pass yards, putting his total at 4338 in only 12 games. Using his TD per pass, he would have finished with an additional 5.5 TDs. So you're talking 4340 yards and 45 TD passes in 12 games if our defense wasn't complete trash. That's 10-2 at the worst and possibly beats Bama. Think of an extra 10 passes against Bama.

It's crazy what he accomplished despite the worst defense in LSU history.


Fanatic4U
Member since Dec 2023
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re: What makes JD's year even more incredible...
Great thread awesome info dude thanks! Can’t wait to see JD5 win it Saturday.

And the guy who said please stop can go frick himself


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BayouBengal99
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re: What makes JD's year even more incredible...
Agreed, it really sucks that he couldn’t have a top 30 defense to stop drives and get him the ball back. Or turn the ball over to get him the ball back. If we can be a top 30 defense in scoring D, TO’s and TFL then we could have a huge season next year as well. We would have likely won a natty this year with that type of D. At least we’ll get some awards for him and the team. That’ll make the history books!

With the skill guys we have at RB, WR, TE and this OL, it isn’t crazy to think Nuss can put up really good numbers passing and be able to pick up positive yards on the ground. It’s going to be a different offense for sure but that doesn’t mean it can’t win us games.

We forget about ST’s also. That will eventually improve as well. This defense has to get this fixed. It’s a little sad that LSU isn’t playing to historic standards or even close. Just get close next year and we’ll have a very good year imo. Get better on ST’s and defense. Never know!
This post was edited on 12/7 at 2:08 am


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smash williams
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San Diego
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re: What makes JD's year even more incredible...
This season he set/broke the record for passing efficiency at 208.1.

In the same season against power 5 teams only(9) he had over 1,000 yards rushing. Seven of those teams had a top 50 defense as it relates to total yards.


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RightWingTiger
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re: What makes JD's year even more incredible...
Daniels is the love child of Joe Burrow & Lamar Jackson.

Seriously though, JD put up Burrow type passing stats from 2019 (not quite but damn close) & then added 800 Yds & 5 more TDs rushing just as a little cherry on top!!


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ChineseBandit58
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Member since Aug 2005
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re: What makes JD's year even more incredible...
I will admit that the eruption of passing/running skills displayed by JD has seemed to me totally unnatural - would think a video game with a player doing this as 'unrealistic'

AND I was one who was critical of him 'not putting the ball into close coverage' last year.
I was always a fan of his running ability - he is one of the best ever.

BUT this year he is an entirely different passer - no resemblance at all to last year. There is actually nothing that can be id'd as a 'weak spot' - other than his physical build - he just 'looks' too frail to be a target of tackling in the NFL = I worry about his ability to absorb that kind of defense - perhaps he will dial back his penchant for running - AND learn to do the protective slide more often.

I have never seen a more electrifying college player - thank you JD!!!!


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Damone
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re: What makes JD's year even more incredible...
He’s undefeated if the defense has a pulse


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TigersBy90
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re: What makes JD's year even more incredible...
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B) our defense cost us a National championship.


FIFY


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IM_4_LSU
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re: What makes JD's year even more incredible...
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Daniels had 770 offensive total plays to 880 for Bo Nix and 37 less snaps than the LSU defense. Oregon's offense had the ball 40 snaps more than its defense. The fact that LSU's defense couldn't get off the field compared to the defenses of these other Heisman contenders makes Jayden Daniels' numbers and stats all the more astounding.


That is a very telling stat. Which just makes it even more maddening that we did not have a semblance of a defense to compliment the historic offense we had.


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