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Gators Can Lose When Tebow Has Over 40 Percent of Rushing Carries...

Tim Tebow... can there be too much of a good thing? Maybe. When Tim Tebow takes too much of the rushing load, the Gators have a losing record. There have been seven games in ’07 and ’08 when Tebow had more than 40 percent of the team’s carries. Gators have lost four of them.

On the other hand, in the most impressive wins of the Gators ’08 season (against LSU, Kentucky, and Georgia), Tebow averaged only 27.5 percent of the Gator’s carries.

Spreading the ball around to the Gator's amazing troop of playmakers has paid off with a trip to Atlanta for the SEC Championship and a realistic shot at the National Title.

 

Here are the stats on Tebow's percentage of carries:

2007

W KY                (Tebow – 8; Team - 33; - Tebow’s % of Gator carries – 24.2% - W)

Troy                 (Tebow – 17; Team - 46; - Tebow’s % of Gator carries – 36.9% - W)

TN                   (Tebow – 18; Team - 46; - Tebow’s % of Gator carries – 39.1% - W)

Auburn             (Tebow – 19; Team - 28; - Tebow’s % of Gator carries – 67.8% - L)

LSU                 (Tebow – 16; Team - 32; - Tebow’s % of Gator carries – 50.0% - L)

KY                  (Tebow – 20; Team - 37; - Tebow’s % of Gator carries – 54.1% - W)

GA                   (Tebow – 13; Team - 35; - Tebow’s % of Gator carries – 37.1% - L)

Vandy              (Tebow – 6; Team - 36; - Tebow’s % of Gator carries – 16.6% - W)

SC                   (Tebow – 26; Team - 48; - Tebow’s % of Gator carries – 54.2% - W)

Fla At               (Tebow – 11; Team - 31; - Tebow’s % of Gator carries – 35.4% -W)

FSU                 (Tebow – 13; Team - 38; - Tebow’s % of Gator carries – 34.2% -W)

Mich                (Tebow – 16; Team - 32; - Tebow’s % of Gator carries – 50% - L)

 

2008

Hawaii              (Tebow – 9; Team - 38; - Tebow’s % of Gator carries – 23.6% -W)

Miami               (Tebow – 13; Team - 27; - Tebow’s % of Gator carries – 48.1% - W)

Tenn                 (Tebow – 12; Team - 35; - Tebow’s % of Gator carries – 30.7% - W)

Miss                 (Tebow – 15; Team - 35; - Tebow’s % of Gator carries – 42.9% - L)

Ark                  (Tebow – 12; Team - 38; - Tebow’s % of Gator carries – 31.6% - W)

LSU                 (Tebow – 12; Team - 41; - Tebow’s % of Gator carries – 29.3% - W)

KY                  (Tebow – 9; Team - 41; - Tebow’s % of Gator carries – 21.9% - W)

Georgia            (Tebow – 12; Team - 38; - Tebow’s % of Gator carries – 31.5%  - W)

Vandy              (Tebow – 11; Team - 38; - Tebow’s % of Gator carries – 28.9% - W)

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