The Bulldogs 2013 offense is doing very well by MSU historical standards. Here are some records that may fall this year…
- Most touchdowns scored (48 in 2010) – currently at 36 and on pace for 48…..52 with a bowl game
- Total offensive yards (5,217 in 2010) – currently at 4,133 and on pace for 5,510…..5,969 with a bowl game
- First downs (268 in 2010) – currently at 219 and on pace for 291…..316 with a bowl game
- Total plays (907 in 2010) – currently at 671 and on pace for 969 with a bowl game
- Rushing touchdowns (31 in 1974) – currently at 22 and on pace for 32 with a bowl game
- Passing yardage (3,091 in 2012) – currently at 2,246 and on pace for 3,244 with a bowl game
- Total yards per game (422 in 1982) – currently at 459
- Passing yards per game (239.7 in 1978) – currently at 249.6
- Completion % (.587 in 2012) – currently at .602
- Completions (244 in 2012) – currently at 180 and on pace for 260 with a bowl game
Thoughts – two things stand out to me the most: 1. total yards per game which we are on pace to demolish, 2. We are on pace to break the passing yards per game and our big time passing quarterback, Tyler Russell, has been on the sidelines most of the year – plus we completely overhauled the WR corps.
There’s no doubt today’s offensive numbers are elevated and records are being set everywhere, but there’s also no denying Dan Mullen’s impact on the offensive record books – the years 2009-2012 are stamped all over it. Most of the frustration lies within the offensive play calling and personnel that most believe if slightly adjusted could create even larger numbers. Still, you have to recognize the productivity of this offense – they are putting up some record setting numbers and that says something.