By the Numbers Fall Wrap-up – Football Edition

Every week, we take a look at a few interesting statistics from our coverage of Republic athletics in a feature we call By the Numbers.

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The number of passing yards for quarterback Gavyn Beckner, who played a big share downs at the position as a sophomore. He completed 75 of 132 passes for 7 TDs and 6 INTs.
The number of touchdowns by Avery Moody, who shared time at quarterback with Gavyn Beckner. Moody led the team in scoring and in total rushing yards, with 476.
The average number of yards per catch by wide receiver Landon Porter. Porter led the Tigers with 20 receptions and 576 total receiving yards, and he caught five touchdown passes.
The number of turnovers that Connor Sandridge had a part of from his linebacker position. Sandridge intercepted one pass, forced a fumble, and recovered four other fumbles during the season. He was also second to Avery Moody in tackles, with 84.
The number of sacks by the Tiger defense in 2020. That was 50% more than their opponents, and pressure in the opponent's backfield was one of the bright spots for the Tigers all year. Three different players, Connor Sandridge, Tommy D'Andrea, and Bryce Messier had three sacks apiece. Messier and Dean Marcum led the team in tackles behind the line of scrimmage, with seven each.


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