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How Cobras Compare to NAL Regular Season Finale

July 31, 2019 - National Arena League (NAL) - Carolina Cobras News Release

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How We Match Up:

The Carolina Cobras finished the regular season as the #1 Scoring Defense in the NAL, allowing just 31.1 points per game, finishing ahead of Jacksonville, who allow 33.9. The Cobras offense finished at #2 scoring 51.4 points per game.

The Cobras finished at #2 in Touchdowns Scored (97), #2 in Offensive TDs (89), #3 in points scored kicking (105).

The Cobras finished #3 in total offense with 230.8 yards per game. They finished at #1 in total defense giving up just 181.6 yards per game which set a new team record.

The Cobras are #1 in Total Offense Avg Play with 6.2 and are the #3 offense in the league with the fewest offensive plays in the league (519).

In the rushing game, the Cobras offense finished at #4 with 17.9 yards per game and #1 in RushingDefense allowing 15.9 yards per game. They are #3 in rushing TDs with 20.

In Pass efficiency offense finished #3 at 103.3 for the season. The Defense is #1 at 95.4.

Passing offense finished #3 at 212.9. The Defense finished #1 giving up only 165.6.

The Cobras are #3 with a 59.0% Completion Percentage, #1 in Yards/Completion (11.8) and #1 in Yards/Attempt (7.0) and #2 in Passing TDs with 69.

On Special Teams, the Cobras finished #3 in Made FGs (5), #1 in FG Attempts (17), #4 in PAT % (76.6%), #2 in PAT Attempts (94) and #3 PATs Made (72). They also finished #3 in Kickoff return average (17.4), #3 in Kick returns (21), and #4 in Kick Return Yards (471) and #3 with Kickoff Return TDs with 1.

The Cobra defense finished #6 Interception Return Average at 6.2 but #2 in interceptions (28). They also finished #3 in Interception Return Yards (173) and tied for #2 in Interception Return TDs (3). They are also #3 in Fumble Return average (20.2), finished in a tie at #1 in Fumbles returned (4), #2 in Fumble return yards (81), and #2 in Fumbles Recovered (13), and they finished #2 in Turnover Margin with a +17.

In the First Down Department, the Cobras finished #2 in total First Downs with 239, #5 Rushing (26), #4 Passing (167) and #2 By Penalty (46) and the Defense have held our opponents to 216 First Downs, which kept them at #2 in the league.

The Cobras finished #2 for Sacks with 36. The Offense finished #3 allowing only 24 sacks all season.

In the Red Zone the Cobras finished #2 on Offense with an 84.3% rate of scoring, while giving up an amazing 63.6% rate on Defense, still alone for #1 in the NAL.

Now to the Players:

QB1 Charles McCullum finished #2 in Total Offense (248.1 yards per game) only behind EJ Nemeth who only played six games in NY. He is #1 in Total Offense Yards Per Play (7.1), #1 in Total Offensive Yards (3,007), the only player in the NAL over 3,000. He finished #1 in Total Offensive TDs (74). McCullum is #5 Rushing (9.5/game), #5 in Rushing yards (124) and #3 with Rushing TDs with 8. He finished #2 in Passing average per game (221.8), again only behind Nemeth. Finished #3 in Pass Efficiency (103.2), #1 in Pass Yards per Completion (12.4), #1 in Pass Yards Per Attempt (7.3), #1 in Passing Yards (2,883) and also #1 with 66 passing TDs. Certainly MVP numbers.

FB Dashawn Johnson finished #7 in Rushing Attempts and #6 for Rushing TDs with 6.

WR Jordan Jolly finished #5 in All Purpose Yards (87.6 per game), #3 in Scoring (13.7), #2 in Scoring TDs (32), #2 in receptions per game (7.43), finished #2 Receiving Yards per game (86.4), #5 Yards per catch (11.6). Jolly finished #1 in Receptions (104), which tied an NAL record. He is #1 in Receiving Yards (1,210), which is a new NAL Record. He also finished #1 with 31 Receiving TDs, which also tied an NAL record. Certainly screams Offensive Player of the Year numbers.

WR Von Pearson finished #9 in All Purpose Yards (67.0), #5 in Scoring per game (11.6), #10 Receiving Yards per game (65.1) and finished at #3 in Yards per Catch (13.0).

K Brandon Rutherford finished #4 in PAT Kicking Percentage (84.8%), #4 in PAT Attempts (48) and #3 in PAT Made (39).

DB Cedric Poole (18.3) is #3 in Kick Return Average, #3 with 17 Kick Returns and #3 in yardage with 311 and also has 1 of the only 5 Kick Returns for TDs in the league.

DB Mike Green finished tied for #3 in the league with 0.71 INTs per game, he is tied at #2 in INT Returns (10), #4 In INT Return Yards (81), tied for #2 in total INTs (10) and he, Tyree Robinson, Robert Brown Jr and Pasquale Vacchio are all tied for #5 with an INT Return for a TD. Green finished #3 in the league in tackles per game at 4.4 and is also #3 in total tackles at 62.0. Green also set the NAL record for Passes Defended with 44. A Defensive Player of the Year Candidate.

JLB Pasquale Vacchio finished #6 in the league averaging 0.58 INTs per game and is #6 with 7 Interceptions.

DB Kenny Veal is tied at #9 in interceptions per game at 0.50.

DB Tyree Robinson is tied at #8 in both Interception Returns as well as Interceptions with 5. He finished tied at #9 in tackles with 3.7 per game. Robinson finished #8 at 1.50 passes defended per game and #7 in total passes defended with 18.

DB Robert Brown Jr is #7 with 6 total INTs (5 with Orlando, 1 with Carolina) and #10 in Interception Return Yards (38).

DL Micah Robinson is #3 in the NAL with 10.0 Sacks (New Cobras record) and is #1 in Tackles for Loss (17.0), yet another candidate for Defensive Player of the Year.

DL Steve Miller finished #4 in the NAL in Sacks (9.0) as well as tied for #2 in Tackles for Loss (13.0)

MLB Sevon Pittman finished at #9 with 8.0 Tackles for Loss.

So now the Cobras sit at 9-5 with the playoffs starting Saturday night as they host the Massachusetts Pirates at 7pm at the Greensboro Coliseum. Tickets start at just $10 for over 80% of the Coliseum, so what are you waiting for?

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Article by: DJ Wagner

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