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SEC seeks offensive balance
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Georgia running back Todd Gurley runs against Tennessee in the second half on Saturday in Athens. Georgia won 35-32. - photo by Associated Press
The gaudy rushing, passing and receiving statistics being put up in the Southeastern Conference have grabbed headlines, but offensive balance is what leads to SEC titles. Teams rarely achieve a true split running and passing the ball, but those that have found a way to produce an attack that yields a balance in total yards have been the most successful. Five of the last six SEC champions have had a strong ground game and big-play passing offenses.