By The Numbers: Florida

LSU QB Zach Mettenberger (US Presswire)

TSD publisher Ben Love runs the numbers on the Tigers and Gators before Saturday's top-20 matchup in Death Valley. Come inside to view where each team has its advantages and disadvantages.

The annual cross-division battle between LSU and Florida draws near.

But before Saturday's game in Tiger Stadium, TSD takes a detailed look inside the numbers. Check out all the digits below - from team statistics and individual numbers to national rankings.

Also, bear in mind for some of the statistics that are more aggregate than average that LSU has played more games in 2013 (6) than Florida (5).

OFFENSIVE NUMBERS

STATS

Points Per Game: LSU – 45.5, Florida – 25.0
Yards Per Game: LSU – 488.8, Florida – 393.4
Rushing Yards Per Game: LSU – 197.3, Florida – 192.0
Yards Per Carry: LSU – 5.0, Florida – 4.1
Rushing Touchdowns: LSU – 20, Florida – 8
Passing Yards Per Game: LSU – 291.5, Florida – 201.4
Yards Per Attempt: LSU – 11.1, Florida – 8.8
Yards per Completion: LSU – 16.2, Florida – 12.4
Passing Touchdowns: LSU – 15, Florida, 7
First Downs: LSU – 139, Florida – 103
Third Down Conversions: LSU – 58%, Florida – 49%
Sacks Allowed: LSU – 11, Florida – 7
Field Goals Made/Attempted: LSU – 7/7, Florida – 5/9

- LSU QB Zach Mettenberger is 107-of-157 passing (68.2%) for 1,738 yards and 15 touchdowns against 2 interceptions. He's got a 190.1 QB efficiency rating … Florida QB Tyler Murphy is 39-of-54 passing (72.2%) for 530 yards and 5 touchdowns against 1 interception. He's got a 181.52 QB efficiency rating.

- LSU RB Jeremy Hill has 594 yards and 9 touchdowns (7.5 yards per carry). Also for the Tigers: Terrence Magee has 243 yards and 3 touchdowns (6.4 ypc); Alfred Blue has 214 yards and 1 touchdown (5.0 ypc); Kenny Hilliard has 136 yards and 5 touchdowns (4.1 ypc) … Florida RB Matt Jones has 322 yards and two touchdowns (4.3 ypc). Also for the Gators: Mack Brown has 284 yards and 3 touchdowns (3.7 ypc); QB Tyler Murphy has 135 yards and 2 touchdowns (5.6 ypc).

- LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr. has 686 yards and 6 touchdowns (19.6 yards per reception). Also for the Tigers: WR Jarvis Landry has 616 yards and 7 touchdowns (14.7 ypr); WR Kadron Boone has 65 yards and 2 touchdowns (21.7 ypr); WR Travin Dural has 78 yards (19.5 ypr); TE Travis Dickson has 79 yards (26.3 ypr) … Florida WR Trey Burton has 282 yards and 1 touchdown (12.3 ypr). Also for the Gators: WR Solomon Patton has 348 yards and 4 touchdowns (18.3 ypr); WR Quinton Dunbar has 274 yards (15.2 ypr).

NATIONAL RANKINGS

Scoring Offense: LSU – 9th, Florida – 92nd
Total Offense: LSU – 23rd, Florida – 78th
Passing Offense: LSU – 27th, Florida – 96th
Rushing Offense: LSU – 43rd, Florida – 49th
Completion Percentage: LSU – 15th, Florida – 9th
Passing Yards Per Completion: LSU – 6th, Florida – 58th
First Downs: LSU – 13th, Florida – 80th
Third Down Conversion: LSU – 3rd; Florida – 22nd

DEFENSIVE NUMBERS

STATS

Points Per Game Allowed: LSU – 24.7, Florida – 12.2
Yards Per Game Allowed: LSU – 367.0, Florida – 217.0
Rushing Yards Per Game Allowed: LSU – 159.5, Florida – 65.0
Yards Per Carry Allowed: LSU – 4.3, Florida – 2.8
Rushing Touchdowns Allowed: LSU – 9, Florida – 3
Passing Yards Per Game Allowed: LSU – 207.5, Florida – 152.0
Yards Per Attempt Allowed: LSU – 6.9, Florida – 4.6
Yards Per Completion Allowed: LSU – 12.8, Florida – 9.9
Passing Touchdowns Allowed: LSU – 7, Florida – 3
First Downs Allowed: LSU – 118, Florida – 63
Third Down Defense: LSU – 37%, Florida – 23%
Sacks: LSU – 10, Florida – 11
Tackles for Loss: LSU – 26.0, Florida – 33.0
Interceptions (Returned): LSU – 5 (43 yards), Florida – 8 (142 yards)

- LSU LB Lamin Barrow leads the Tigers in tackles with 36 total stops (to go with 2.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks and 1 fumble recovery). Next in line in total tackles: LB D.J. Welter has 31 tackles (2.0 TFL, 1.0 sack); DE Jermauria Rasco has 29 tackles (3.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 4 QB hurries); LB Kwon Alexander has 28 tackles (3.0 TFL, 3 pass breakups). Also of note: DT Anthony Johnson has 21 tackles (4.5 TFL, 1.0 sack, 1 INT); CB Jalen Mills has 20 tackles (2 INT, 4 passes defended).

- Florida DB Jaylen Watkins leads the Gators in tackles with 27 total stops (1 TFL, 4 PBU). Next in line in total tackles: LB Michael Taylor has 25 tackles (2.5 TFL, 2 FR); LB Antonio Morrison has 23 tackles; DB Cody Riggs has 22 tackles (6.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 3 PBU); "Buck" Dante Fowler Jr. has 17 tackles (7.0 TFL, 3.0 sacks, 3 QBH). Also of note: CB Vernon Hargreaves has 12 tackles (3 INT, 5 PBU); DB Loucheiz Purifoy has 11 tackles (2 TFL, 1.0 sack, 1 INT).

NATIONAL RANKINGS

Scoring Defense: LSU – 52nd, Florida – 4th
Total Defense: LSU – 44th, Florida – 2nd
Rushing Defense: LSU – 65th, Florida – 2nd
Passing Defense: LSU – 34th, Florida – 6th
First Down Defense: LSU – 94th, Florida – 3rd
Third Down Defense: LSU – 44th, Florida – 2nd
Interceptions: LSU – 61st, Florida – 15th
Team Sacks: LSU – 73rd, Florida – 44th
Team Tackles For Loss: LSU – 108th, Florida – 40th
Red Zone Defense: LSU – 99th, Florida – 8th

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