By the Numbers: Mississippi State

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It was a weird one with a bit of everything, but in the end it was a double-digit victory. Let's slug through some numericals on this gray November morning.

1. More years that folks want from the Johnny & Mike show. We knew the chant was coming, but it was still something to behold. And some people aren't finished with it yet, either:

2. How many hundred yard receivers we had. Labhart and Evans cracked the century mark, and Kennedy was four yards shy of joining them, which would've been the first time in history that we'd have had three in one game. There's always next week.

Trey. That really sucked. I personally hate this bit of rulebook chickenshittery with the burning intensity of a billion suns. Penalize the team fifteen yards if you must; that's fine. But don't take the points off the board. How many times in a player's career is he going to take a kickoff back to the house for a score in a must-win conference game at a key moment? And yet that's in the hands of the opinion of one guy. This is one of the myriad reasons that people think you are a terrible organization, NCAA. Anyway, I'm sure this will be discussed ad nauseam so I'll stop

/shades

flipping out.

Yeah.

4. No words needed. Our senior defensive captain recorded the team's only sack on the day. Thanks for the giffage, TelcoAg.

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5. Touchdown tosses for Manziel. Unfortunately he paired it with three interceptions. "You gotta take the good Johnny with the bad Johnny" said every sports personality ever. You know what? I'll gladly take it.

6. Catches for Labhart, for 102 yards and a pair of touches. I can't remember seeing more instances of a guy being so wide open for easy touchdowns two weeks in a row. And did you know he used to be a scout player for the women's basketball program? I'm not sure it's been mentioned on air.

7. Touchdowns for the offense. We've now scored more points than anyone in the country up to this point. That includes you, Baylor. Malcome Kennedy also now has 7 TDs on the year. He's quietly putting together a very solid season, and in fact only has 2 fewer receptions than Mike Evans, although his average per catch is a lot lower. Here's a hat tip to the guy doing the dirty work over the middle.

8. Games played this season at Old Kyle Field, and we only lost two of them to a pair of excellent top 10 teams. We definitely made some memories in the farewell tour, but you could see the wear and tear on the turf.

9. Incompletions by Manziel, including the three picks. Overall stat line: 30-39, 5 TDs, 446 yards, and 47 rushing yards. That's still enough to keep him right in the midst of the Heisman talk since Jameis Winston only had to play like 1.5 quarters.

10. Penalties. This is something we've got to clean up before we go on our Tiger roadtrip to finish the year.

11. Tackles by Steven Jenkins. Another quietly productive day and as a whole the Seniors played extremely well yesterday.

12. That blocked punt by Sam Moeller was one of my favorite things ever. 12th Man that, Seattle.

CRAZY NUMBERS THAT DEFY NUMBER ORGANIZING.

From the ESPN box score page:

Johnny Manziel now has 4 Pass TD in 4 straight games for the 1st time in his career. He's the only SEC QB in the last 10 seasons to do so.

Wow.

537. Total yards.

556. Yards allowed.

All I can think of is...FROGURT.

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