Excluding Jones, USC's passing game averaged 12.7 yards per completion over the past 3 years. Curious about Jones' low 9.6 ypc average during his career there, I took a closer look at his numbers. Here's the breakdown:
- 40+ yard receptions: 3 (45 (TD), 44, 40 yards)
- 20-39 yards: 1 (22 yards)
- 10-19 yards: 5 (19, 17, 16, 12, 10 yards)
- 5-9 yards: 13
- <5 yards: 14
- TOTAL: 36 for 347 yards & 1 TD
So 3/4 of Jones' catches went for 9 or fewer yards...hope to see him flip that ratio around and average 13-15 ypc next year.
Looking at his KO returns:
- 40+ yards: 2 (59, 100 (TD) yards)
- 30-39 yards: 9
- <30 yards: 70
- TOTAL: 81 for 1,947 yards (24.0 avg) & 1 TD