A Look At Special Teams

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The eighth ranked (BCS) Gamecocks are on their off week this week. With them taking a break this week, let’s take a look at some of the team’s numbers and how they compare to the rest of the SEC. Today we look at the special teams. The Gamecocks punt return has been pretty solid behind Ace Sanders, as a unit they have 23 returns for 332 yards, a 14.43 average return, and a touchdown. Sanders himself has 22 returns for 334 yards and the TD. The punt team has attempted 44 punts for a net average of 35.34 and 4 touch backs. The kickoff return team has only had 15 returns for 297 yards. Missouri leads the SEC with with average punt return yards and punt return touchdowns, on their 21 returns they have averaged 16.86 yards and have 3 return touchdowns. The Tigers net punting is 33.64 on 47 punts. The kickoff return team has had 21 attempts for 339. Texas A&M has had 25 punt returns for an average of 15.24 yards and one touchdown. The Aggies’ net punting is 42.31 yards and one touch back on 26 punts. The kick off return team has 21 returns for 503 yards. Alabama has had 26 punt returns for an average of 11.65 yards. The Tide’s net punting is 37.81 yards and two touch backs on 26 punts. The kick off return team has 12 returns for 339 yards and a touchdown. Vanderbilt has had 20 punt returns for an average of 10.20 yards. The Commodores’ net punting is 40.55 yards and 4 touch backs on 38 punts. The kick off return team has 27 returns for 590 yards. Florida has had 10 punt returns for an average of 9.3 yards. The Gators’ net punting is 44.48 yards and four touch backs on 40 punts. The kick off return team has 19 returns for 432 yards. Tennessee has had 14 punt returns for an average of 8.29 yards. The Volunteers’ net punting is 35.67 yards and two touch backs on 36 punts. The kick off return team has 29 returns for 645 yards and a touchdown. Mississippi State has had 16 punt returns for an average of 8.25 yards. The Bulldogs’ net punting is 39.61 yards and two touch backs on 33 punts. The kick off return team has 22 returns for 504 yards. LSU has had 22 punt returns for an average of 8.23 yards. The Tigers’ net punting is 39.16 yards and seven touch backs on 44 punts. The kick off return team has 16 returns for 349 yards. Georgia has had 18 punt returns for an average of 7.78 yards. The Bulldogs’ net punting is 34.19 yards and 4 touch backs on 43 punts. The kick off return team has 22 returns for 493 yards and a touchdown. Arkansas has had 15 punt returns for an average of 6.35 yards. The Razorbacks’ net punting is 39.24 yards and two touch backs on 38 punts. The kick off return team has 16 returns for 300 yards. Kentucky has had 14 punt returns for an average of 6.07 yards. The Wildcats’ net punting is 39.33 yards and three touch backs on 48 punts. The kick off return team has 34 returns for 726 yards. Auburn has had 12 punt returns for an average of 5.75 yards. The Tigers’ net punting is 39.65 yards and 3 touch backs on 48 punts. The kick off return team has 20 returns for 497 yards and a touchdown. Ole Miss has had 13 punt returns for an average of 5.23 yards. The Rebels’ net punting is 38 yards and two touch backs on 32 punts. The kick off return team has 21 returns for 445 yards and a touchdown.

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