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Percentage of Passing and Rushing Yards and Passing and Rushing Touchdowns

A quick look at the percentage of passing and rushing yards and passing and rushing touchdowns for Houston, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.

Michael C. Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

This is really just somewhat of a throwaway post. There's not a lot to it and I had been putting together some numbers for some other things and had these numbers handy, so I figure I would post the table and go from there. These are the percentage of passing yards and rushing yards in comparison to total yards and passing touchdowns and rushing touchdowns in comparison to the total touchdowns.

% of Pass Yds % of Rush Yds % of Pass TD % of Rush TD
TTU 2012 71.8% 28.2% 74.6% 25.4%
TAMU 2012 56.8% 43.2% 37.8% 62.2%
TTU 2011 73.4% 26.6% 60.8% 39.2%
UH 2011 75.1% 24.9% 62.1% 37.9%
TTU 2010 69.3% 30.7% 69.6% 30.4%
UH 2010 68.1% 31.9% 63.0% 37.0%

A couple of things stand out to me.

1. Texas Tech's worst year, 2011, from a record standpoint was this team's best in terms of rushing for touchdowns by a pretty wide margin. Texas Tech was arguably at it's best when it wasn't scoring rushing touchdowns. Meanwhile, the exact opposite was true of Kingsbury at Houston where he was very consistent in 2010 and 2011 in terms of rushing touchdowns, even with the high-powered Case Keenum offense. Kingsbury didn't shy away trying to score running the ball too.

2. After comparing taking long looks at the TAMU offense, it's not a surprise to me to see such a shift in rushing and rushing touchdowns for the Aggies. I've said it before, but it was pretty amazing to see that statistically Johnny Manziel was just fantastic. Would you be at all surprised to know that Manziel out-rushed Robert Griffin, III by 711 yards. That's an average of 54 more rushing yards a game for Manziel.

3. Kingsbury can go with the flow. In comparison to his two years at Houston to TAMU, the touchdown percentages are almost reversed. Kingsbury has talked quite a bit about how great that TAMU offensive line was, and it was fantastic with two probably top 10 picks on the line is an advantage that few teams had, but sure enough, Kingsbury took notice and took advantage.