Friday, January 22, 2010

22 And Other Interesting Numbers

If you haven't had a chance to digest Dexter McCluster's stats this year, think about this:
- He ran for for the second-most yards in school history (1,169) and basically did it in seven games (and that's including South Carolina when he rushed 15 times for 85 yards). Translate that average over the course of all 13 games, and he would finish with a ridiculous 2,171 yards, which would easily shatter Herschel Walker's SEC record of 1,891 yards in 1981.
- Of the top 16 rushing seasons in school history (809 or more yards), his 6.5-yard average per run is the highest and is only the second of better than six yards. The other is all-time leader Kayo Dottley's 6.3 clip in 1949.

- He only rushed 181 times this year, the least of any Rebel in the school's top seven rushing seasons.
- He had six plays of 50 or more yards, including three runs of 70-plus, which is a single-season Ole Miss record.
- It will take more time to research than I have to offer, but he might be the first Rebel to run, catch and pass for touchdowns in the same season.

Check out Dex's full bio on for the rest of the particulars on our all-time favorite 170-pound Rebel.

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